All upcoming workshops will be posted here!  Watch this space.  🙂

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705 

adf studios Summer term Workshops

Two Bodies in Hangar H18, performance d’Emmauelle Huynh et Eiko Otake. Mai 2015

CANCELED Delicious Movement Workshop with Eiko Otake

Rubenstein Arts Center 201
2020 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27708

Sunday, July 8, 4:15-5:50pm

**THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED**  Thanks for your understanding.
This Delicious Movement Workshop is designed for all people who love to move or who want to love to move with delicious feelings. You don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy the experience. The workshop is emphatically noncompetitive and appropriate to all levels of training and ability.
The exercises employ images, body articulation, floor work, and largely slow movement. However, the aim of the workshop is not to teach these. Rather, the participants, through their personal digestion of the material and of the improvisation and nonchalant partnership which supports it, are encouraged to acquire personal taste and flexible discipline to suit their own moving body.
For many participants, seeing movement intimately and being seen moving is a transformative experience, which brings a new appreciation of how “time is not even and space is not empty.”

Price: $10



LGBTQ Community Workshop with A.I.M

ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios
721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

Thursday, July 19, 3:15-4:45pm

Members of New York-based dance company A.I.M holds a workshop, originally created by Artistic Director Kyle Abraham, for LGBTQ community members and allies. This workshop is held in conjunction with the company’s presentation of their dance work Dearest Home at the Von der Heyden Studio Theater for American Dance Festival, on July 17-19, 2018. The workshop invites participants to recall, contemplate, and discuss their experiences of Love, Longing, and Loss through a series of activities, which include: writing love letters, mapping memories of love through guided visualization and drawing, creating love mix tapes, and more. Participants of all ages who identify as LGBTQ or allies are encouraged to attend.

FREE for all participants.

About Dearest HomeDearest Home is an intimate dance work focused on Love, Longing and Loss. The work (created for six dancers as a series of solos, duets, and one trio) is a love letter to relationships, a meditation on memories, and ultimately, a source of healing.

About the Company: The mission of Abraham.In.Motion is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. As one of a small number of African American choreographers in classical and modern dance, Kyle was born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and his work is grounded in his artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts. The goal of the movement is to delve into issues about identity in relationship to his personal history. The work combines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M. is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds.

Workshops are supported by Engaging Dance Audiences, administered through Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation



parkinson’s movement initiative

Weekly classes for this cycle will end on May 27.  Thanks for a great year of programming!  Stay tuned for future announcements.

American Dance Festival is proud to offer these Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through funds raised by Moving Day® North Carolina, a walk for Parkinson’s, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.