Festival Extras

Awards and Dedications

2015 Season dedication

Thursday, June 11 | 7:00pm
Durham Performing Arts Center

The 2015 ADF Season will be dedicated to Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis prior to the Shen Wei Dance Arts performance at DPAC on Thursday, June 11 at 7:00pm.

Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching

Friday, June 12 | 5:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium at Duke University

The 2015 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching will be presented to celebrated educators Zvi Gotheiner, James Sutton, and Jaclynn Villamil in a special ceremony. The Chair was established in 1991 and recognizes the dual role of teachers in passing on dance history and tradition and in guaranteeing the future creativity of the art form.

Movement in the Moonglow

A moonlit celebration of the American Dance Festival and yoga.

Free and open to the public!
Wednesday, June 24 | in the evening (specific time TBD)

Duke University’s East Campus

ADF and lululemon have paired up for a third summer to invite you to a special yoga event on Duke University’s East Campus to celebrate our vibrant community of movers! First-time and seasoned yogis alike are encouraged to come out for an evening of restorative movement under the peaceful glow of the summer’s moon.

International screendance festival

Sundays (June 28, July 5, July 12, and July 19) at 2:00pm
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Free and open to the public!

Now in its 20th year, the International Screendance Festival features films, chosen by an international panel of judges, that explore the place where cinematography and dance merge. Audiences have the opportunity to see numerous films over consecutive Sundays that have been specially chosen to represent the best of this film genre.

The free films begin at 2:00 PM, so make plans to spend a cool Sunday at the Nasher Museum. Brunch is served in the Nasher Museum Café starting at 11:00 AM, and exhibitions can be viewed throughout the day. For information about complimentary museum admission and café discounts, visit nasher.duke.edu/join.

Festival Tours

Throughout the summer, weekly Festival Tours offer individuals, families, and community groups a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the ADF school and experience the world-renowned ADF faculty and dancers hard at work. Tours are led by ADF staff, giving visitors the chance to learn the history of the festival as well as details about the 2015 Season. Tours will occur June 22-July 17 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:30am and 1:45pm. Tours usually last between 1-2 hours. Please call 919.684.6402 to make your reservation.

post performance discussions

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Free for ticket
Post Performance Discussions (PPDs) provide a unique opportunity for patrons to meet the festival artists, ask questions, and gain insight into the creators’ work and vision. PPDs take place after select evening performances throughout the summer.
PPD Schedule:

Shen Wei Dance Arts-Friday, June 12

BODYTRAFFIC-Sunday, June 14

Pilobolus-Thursday, June 18

Heidi Latsky Dance-Monday, June 22

Soldead Barrio and Noche Flamenca-Saturday, June 27

Dynamic Duos-Tuesday, June 30

Paul Taylor Dance Company-Thursday, July 2

Company Wang Ramirez-Tuesday, July 7

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company-Friday, July 10

ZviDance-Tuesday, July 14

Ballet Folklórico Cutumba-Wednesday, July 15

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host-Saturday, July 18

Footprints-Wednesday, July 22

Doug Varone and Dancers-Saturday, July 25

Samuel H. Scripps Studios

Opened in 2012, the Samuel. H. Scripps Studios provide a much-needed space for ADF to continue its educational programming and outreach throughout the year. Serving as a center for dance in Durham, the studios are dedicated to providing a sound scientific and aesthetic base for students of all ages and levels. Throughout the summer the studios will provide classes for adults and children and two one-week dance camps for youth, June 22-26 and July 27-31. To learn more about the Scripps Studios click here.