ADF Celebrates the Life and Work of Charles L. Reinhart

Posted in 2010.

Photo by Jack Mitchell

As we are deep in the trenches of planning the 2011 season, each day we are reminded of the hard work and endless hours that many have put in to make the American Dance Festival the amazing institution it is today. ADF Director, Charles L. Reinhart has been a guiding force in every aspect of the ADF since 1968, and has been a visionary and ardent advocate for modern dance by supporting the careers of countless choreographers, preserving classic dance works, nurturing the development of modern dance in countries around the world, and providing educational opportunities for dancers, choreographers, critics, and audience members.
On January 14th at 7:30 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York we will celebrate Reinhart’s 80th birthday while recognizing the innumerable contributions he has made to the field of modern dance. The evening will feature performances by companies and performers including:
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company
  • Pilobolus
  • Eiko and Koma
  • Mark Dendy
  • Shen Wei
  • Ariane Reinhart
Guest speakers include Ted Steeg, long-time friend and filmmaker, Former Chief Dance Critic for The New York Times, Anna Kisselgoff, son, Scott Reinhart, and ADF Co-Director, Jodee Nimerichter.
We hope you will join us for this incredible evening celebrating the life and legacy of Mr. Reinhart. This event is free of charge and open to the public, but reservations are requested by January 5, 2010.  For ticket information, please contact the ADF Office by emailing or by calling 212-586-1925. In lieu of personal gifts, donations may be made to the American Dance Festival’s Charles L. and Stephanie Reinhart Fund. The fund will support future tuition scholarships for students, commissions of new work, international programs, and other special projects. You can view the entire press release, as well as the event invitation, on our website at In 2008 this video was produced to celebrate Charles’ 40th Anniversary with the American Dance Festival.
Charles L. Reinhart Celebrates 40 Years with the ADF