Festival Extras

Awards and Dedications

2017 Season dedication

Thursday, June 15| 7:00pm
Durham Performing Arts Center

The 2017 ADF season will be dedicated to the late Allen D. Roses, MD prior to the Opening Night Gala performance at DPAC on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm.

Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching

Saturday, July 15 | 5:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium at Duke University

The 2017 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching will be awarded to celebrated dance educator and choreographer Liz Lerman in a ceremony on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 5:00pm in Baldwin Auditorium at Duke University.

movies by movers

Wednesday, July 12-Saturday, July 15
Locations & Times TBA.
Free and open to the public!

ADF’s Movies by Movers will screen films July 12-15. Moving images, moving bodies. Movement and film just go together. ADF’s Movies By Movers is a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. Please visit the ADF website for times, locations, and the full screening schedule.

Festival Tours

Tours of the ADF School
June 26-July 21 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, at 9:15am and 11:15am.
Free and open to the public!
Afternoon tours are available upon request.

Throughout the summer, tours offer individuals, families, and community groups an insider’s perspective where you can experience the world-renowned ADF faculty, students, and musicians hard at work. Tours of the school increase your understanding of modern dance and ADF. The tours highlight the history of the festival up to the present day. Tours are led by Director of ADF School Tours, Joseph Fedrowitz, ADF staff, and other long-time ADF supporters, giving visitors the chance to observe art in action as well as obtain details about the 2017 season. Tours usually last 1-2 hours. Please call 919-684-6402 or email tours@americandancefestival.org to make your reservation.

We invite you to be our very special guest at ADF’s Convocation. Join ADF students, interns, faculty, musicians, and staff as they gather to kick-off the incredible summer that is before them! Friday, June 16th at 9:00am | Baldwin Auditorium | 1336 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

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. Schedule TBA.

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 11-16, 2017, 9:00am–3:00pm, June 26-30, 2017, 9:00am–3:00pm, and August 7-11, 2017. To learn more about the Scripps Studios click here.



ADF’s Official Season Bar is The Tavern! Stop in before or after a show and try The Dancetini for only $5 all festival long. Plus, receive 10% off food with your ADF ID or ticket stub!

The Tavern
900 W. Markham Ave, Durham, NC 27705
Monday–Saturday: 11:30am–2:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm–2:00pm