Awards and Dedications
Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching
Friday, June 14 | 7:00pm
White Lecture Hall at Duke University
The 2013 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching will be presented to celebrated educator and mentor Phyllis Lamhut for her incredible contribution to dance education. 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.
SAMUEL H. SCRIPPS/AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL AWARD
Friday, July 26 | 8:00pm
Durham Performing Arts Center
The 2013 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement will be presented to acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Lin Hwai-min prior to the Forces of Dance performance. The program will also include a performance of Lin Hwai-min’s 1998 work Moon Water, performed by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre dancer Chou Chang-ning. The award carries a $50,000 prize and is given annually to a choreographer who has made a significant contribution to the field of modern dance.
DURHAM ASANA TO SAVASANA
A morning of yoga celebrating American Dance Festival, community, and friendship.
Saturday, June 22*, 7am-10am
Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University (various locations, follow the signs!)
Free & open to the public!
ADF and lululemon invite you to a special yoga event at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens this summer to celebrate the Festival’s 80th anniversary, lululemon’s 1st birthday in Durham, and our vibrant community! Three yoga classes will span the course of the morning giving both first-time and seasoned yogis an opportunity to move their bodies and relax their minds in a gorgeous garden setting.
7:00-8:00am: early morning yoga to awaken the body and soul
8:15-8:45am: meditation to connect with the mind
9:00-10:00am: breathe and flow yoga
*rain date is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, same locations and times.
ADF & Pleiades Gallery Collaborative Art Show
Thursday, June 27 | 7:30-9:30 pm
Pleiades Gallery, Five Points Plaza
In honor of the ADF, Pleiades Gallery presents “AFD – Art For Dancers: Movement, Rhythm, and Form” through which member artists explore themes common to visual and performing arts. Art forms represented in the show include painting, photography, metal sculpture, ceramic sculpture, and metal-worked jewelry.
In addition to the opening reception on June 21 from 6-9pm, Pleiades Gallery will host a special, pop-up event on Thursday, June 27 at 7:30pm. The event will feature a site-specific improvisational dance performance by ADF students from the gallery to the adjacent Five Points Plaza, a presentation by esteemed choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones on the relationship between modern dance and contemporary visual art, and a one-night-only showing of a selection of ADF performance poster art through the years.
Sunday, July 7 | 2:00pm and 8:00pm*
Reynolds Industries Theater
Free for subscribers!
Each year, ADF’s internationally renowned faculty members share their remarkable talent, skill, and creativity with over 400 students. The faculty will present a concert of their own exhilarating choreography, performed by the ADF students and faculty themselves.
*Same program at both performances.
Wednesday, July 3 | 8:00pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Each summer the virtuosic musicians of the ADF School take center stage for an evening featuring an immense range of musical styles that will get you moving. Come hear (and see!) the extraordinary talent that inspires the ADF faculty and students throughout the summer.
HU/ADF mfa performances
Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16 | 8:00pm*
Reynolds Industries Theater
May contain adult situations.
The Hollins University/American Dance Festival MFA performance will feature thesis projects created by the students who are currently enrolled in the degree program.
*Same program each night.
International screendance festival
Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14
White Lecture Hall and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Now in its 18th year, the International Screendance Festival features films that have been chosen by an international panel of judges and explores the place where cinematography and dance merge. Audiences have the opportunity to see numerous films over a two day period that have been specially chosen to represent the best of this film genre. Please check back for the full screening schedule.
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. Click here for more details, or to make a reservation please call 919-684-6402.
post performance discussions
Free for ticket holders!
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.
Shen Wei Dance Arts- Friday June 14
The 605 Collective – Sunday, June 16
Pilobolus – Thursday, June 20
Faye Driscoll – Monday June 24
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion – Saturday, June 29
LeeSaar The Company – Monday, July 1
Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company - Saturday, July 6
Paul Taylor Dance Company- Friday, July 12
Trisha Brown Dance Company- Friday July 19
Footprints – Monday, July 22
Forces of Dance - Saturday, July 27
Samuel H. Scripps Studios
Serving as a center for creativity in Durham, the newly opened 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 weekly Sunday master classes for local professionals taught by faculty of the distinguished ADF School. Make sure to check back in May for more details on these classes.
To learn more about the Scripps Studios click here.
80 Faces | Eighty Years. Eighty Stories.
In celebration of the 80th anniversary season, the ADF blog will have a new face this year Renamed 80 Faces, the blog will highlight special stories and memories from eighty people who have been a part of the festival’s rich history. 80 Faces will begin on May 9th and can be viewed here.