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Chuck Davis

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Dr. Chuck Davis, the Artistic Director of the African American Dance Ensemble, discusses his early days of “reaching in” to the community through ADF’s outreach program and of the creation of his company in 1980 after ADF’s move to Durham.… read more

Arthur Rogers

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Arthur Rogers is principal of Eno Ventures, LLC, a developer/re-developer of in-town properties, and ADF’s owning partner of 721 Broad Street where the festival’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios are located.  He is also an ADF Board Member.  721 Broad Street… read more

Rosie Herrera

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Rosie Herrera first came to ADF in 2009 to set her work Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret on ADF students. Since then, Ms. Herrera’s partnership has included ADF commissions and most recently a co-presentation of her ADF-commissioned work Dining… read more

Faye Driscoll

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Faye Driscoll returns to ADF this season to perform You’re Me (2012), a powerful evening-length duet with Jesse Zaritt, a longtime ADF faculty member. In today’s 80 Faces, the two artists discuss their creative process and the complexity of developing… read more

Talley Beatty (1918-1995)

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Dancer and choreographer Talley Beatty is an iconic figure in American modern dance. In his early career, he danced with the Katherine Dunham Dance Company, collaborated with experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, and explored African-American themes in his work during the… read more