Festival Extras

The 2019 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching will be
awarded to celebrated Paul Taylor Dance Company rehearsal director Bettie de Jong in a ceremony during the opening night performance of the Paul Taylor Dance Company on Thursday, June 27 in Reynolds Industry Theater at Duke University.

International Yoga Day
Friday, June 21, 7:00-8:00pm
Duke East Campus on lawn in front of Gilbert Addoms Dormitory

ADF and lululemon will offer a special yoga event to celebrate our vibrant community of movers! First-time and seasoned yogis alike are encouraged to come out for a free restorative movement class.

Step inside the halls of five New York City public schools and celebrate dance and dance education! Hosted by veteran TV journalist Paula Zahn, PS DANCE! is a New York Emmy-nominated documentary that captures what happens when students have dance in their curriculum. The journey is one of imagination, curiosity, hard work and discipline. In these schools, dance is for every child.

Conversation with Jody Gottfried Arnhold, producer and dance advocate, and John-Mario Sevilla, 92Y Harkness Dance Center Director, to follow
Saturday, June 22, 1pm. Free.
Rubenstein Art Center

DEL Essentials: An Introduction to Dance Education Laboratory
Discover art at the heart of teaching. Explore the inspiration for PSDANCE! 25 years ago at the historic 92Y Harkness Dance Center, visionary dance educators founded the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL), which has since stewarded the expansion of dance education throughout NYC and beyond. Join the founders of DEL and dive into the transformational joy of dance education. This movement-based workshop, which integrates improvisation and collaborative dance making using Laban Movement Analysis as a framework, is open and accessible to all.   Dance-making themes will vary per workshop, so come to both sessions if you want to experience more DEL.
Jody Gottfried Arnhold and Ann Biddle
Saturday, June 22, 3:30-6pm 
Sunday, June 23, 10am-12:30pm 
Rubenstein Art Center
Space is limited. 
Click here to register!

Tours of the ADF School

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Mornings, June 24 – July 16 | 9:00am-10:15am
& 11:15am-12:30pm
Free and open to the public!
Afternoon tours are available upon request.
Throughout the summer, ADF School 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. These tours of the school increase your understanding of modern dance and ADF, highlighting the history of the festival up to the present day. Schedule your tour today to observe art in action as well as obtain details about the 2018 season. For more information contact Caitlyn Swett at caitlyn@americandancefestival.org or 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.

ICONS – Friday, June 14
Mark Morris Dance Group – Thursday, June 20
Dorrance Dance – Saturday, June 22
Murielle Elizéon & Tommy Noonon – Wednesday, June 26
Paul Taylor Dance Company – Friday, June 28
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble – Tuesday, July 2
Pilobolus – Friday, July 5
Eiko – Monday July 8
Renee Harris Puremovement – Wednesday, July 10
Malpaso Dance Company – Saturday, July 13
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham – Tuesday, July 16
Footprints – Friday, July 19

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. ADF will offer ten dance camps this summer including ADF Dance Adventures Week A (ages 6-8), June 10-14, ADF Dance Adventures Week B (ages 6-8), June 17-21, ADF Dance Camp Week A (ages 9-12),  June 17-21, ADF Dance Adventures Week C (ages 6-8), June 24-28, ADF Dance Camp Week B (ages 9-12), June 24-28, Shadow Camp with Pilobolus (ages 9-12), July 1-5, ADF Teen Dance Workshop Week A (ages 13-17), July 8-12,ADF Dance Camp Week C (ages 9-12), July 15-19, ADF Teen Dance Workshop Week B (ages 13-17), July 15-19, and ADF Dance Adventures Week D (ages 6-8), July 22-26.To learn more about the Scripps Studios click here.