ADF Returns

Annual festival asks: "What is dance theater?"

Balancing act: Pilobolus blends elegance, wit, and athleticism.

Balancing act: Pilobolus blends elegance, wit, and athleticism. Credit: John Kane

The seventy-seventh annual season of the American Dance Festival, which has been a Duke and Durham summertime staple for more than three decades, returns from June 10 to July 24. Performances will be held at Duke's Reynolds Theater and, for the second year, at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC).

This season will feature eight world premières and many familiar performance groups including Pilobolus, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Shen Wei Dance Arts. Tickets on sale beginning May 10.

Performance Schedule:

June 10-12: African American Dance Ensemble (Reynolds)

June 15-16: Monica Bill Barnes & Company* with Kate Weare Company* (Reynolds)

June 17-19: Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company* (DPAC)

June 21-23: Dendy Dancetheater (Reynolds)

June 24-26: RUBBERBANDance Group* (DPAC)

June 28-30: Eiko & Koma (Reynolds)

July 1-3: Pilobolus (DPAC)

July 5-7: Martha Clarke (Reynolds)

July 8-10: Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company (DPAC)

July 12-14: Rosie Herrera* (Reynolds)

July 15-17: Paul Taylor Dance Company (DPAC)

July 19-21: PAST/FORWARD: Works by Tatiana Baganova, Merce Cunningham, and Jerome Robbins performed by ADF Dancers (Reynolds)

July 22-24: Shen Wei Dance Arts (DPAC)

*Denotes first year performing at ADF 

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