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Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre

Posted in Performances '14, 2014.

  The Vuyani Dance Theatre, founded by Gregory Maqoma in 1992, makes their ADF debut this year with Maqoma’s latest choreographic endeavour, Exit/Exist. Bridging the past and present through interrogations of race and political power, Maqoma reflects on the impact… read more

Vertigo Dance Company

Posted in Performances '14, 2014.

The work premiered in Tel Aviv in celebration of the company’s 20th Anniversary (2012), and will be making it’s US premiere here at ADF. Vertigo 20 revisits the company’s own unique history and development throughout the past two decades as… read more

Samuel H. Scripps (1927-2007)

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Samuel H. Scripps made a lasting impression on the world of modern dance. A dedicated patron of the arts, he supported theater and dance institutions across the US and beyond.  The late ADF Co-Director Stephanie Reinhart described him as a… read more

Lin Hwai-min

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Lin Hwai-min, Founder and Artistic Director of the award-winning Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, is the recipient of the 2013 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement. Although he began his career as a writer, after taking… read more

John Jasperse

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

John Jasperse, Artistic Director and Choreographer of the New York-based John Jasperse Company, returns to ADF next year with an exciting commission by ADF. In today’s 80 Faces, Mr. Jasperse–in the middle of a New York City rainstorm–reminisces about his… read more