Upcoming performances

ICONS

June 13, 2019 to June 14, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Three Timeless Works By Three Master Artists! Three giants of American modern dance, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor, will share a program of works, two of which originally premiered at ADF. Graham 2 will perform Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels (1948) with a romantic score by Norman Dello Joio and themes from the […]

ICONS

June 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Three Timeless Works By Three Master Artists! Three giants of American modern dance, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor, will share a program of works, two of which originally premiered at ADF. Graham 2 will perform Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels (1948) with a romantic score by Norman Dello Joio and themes from the […]

Musicians Concert

June 17, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Join the stellar staff of musicians from the ADF School as they share their considerable talent with the entire community.  

Mark Morris Dance Group

June 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Performing Arts Center
ADF Co-Commission! Mark Morris returns to Durham with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, soprano saxophone, two keyboards, theremin, and percussion. Ethan Iverson’s original score intermingles arrangements of the songs “Sgt. Pepper’s […]

Mark Morris Dance Group

June 20, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham Performing Arts Center
ADF Co-Commission! Mark Morris returns to Durham with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, soprano saxophone, two keyboards, theremin, and percussion. Ethan Iverson’s original score intermingles arrangements of the songs “Sgt. Pepper’s […]

Dorrance Dance

June 21, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Debut! Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance brings her troupe to ADF with SOUNDspace. Originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church through the myriad sounds and textures of the feet, SOUNDspace has been adapted and continues to explore what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap […]

Dorrance Dance

June 22, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Debut! Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance brings her troupe to ADF with SOUNDspace. Originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church through the myriad sounds and textures of the feet, SOUNDspace has been adapted and continues to explore what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap […]

Dorrance Dance

June 23, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Debut! Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance brings her troupe to ADF with SOUNDspace. Originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. Mark’s Church through the myriad sounds and textures of the feet, SOUNDspace has been adapted and continues to explore what is most beautiful and exceptional about tap […]

Murielle Elizéon & Tommy Noonan / Culture Mill

June 25, 2019 to June 26, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
ADF Commission! In They Are All North Carolina choreographers Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan interweave the combined expertise of professional dancers, neuroscientists, people with Parkinson’s disease, and data informaticists. The multi-generational work explores the relationship between cognitive engagement, interpersonal relationships, and movement. At once an artistic and research project, They Are All probes the ways […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company

June 27, 2019 to June 28, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
The 2019 Season is Dedicated to Paul Taylor. Two Different Programs of Classic Paul Taylor Dance! Thursday, June 27 | 8:00pm (program A–all ADF premieres) Friday June 28 | 8:00pm (program B) Saturday, June 29 | 7:00pm (program A–all ADF premieres) Children’s Matinee | Saturday, June 29 | 1:00pm The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company-Children’s Matinee

June 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Children’s Saturday Matinees The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies that perform during the season. These one-hour performances are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children, and each one is followed by a FREE Kids’ Party in the theater lobby, complete with live music, […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company

June 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
The 2019 Season is Dedicated to Paul Taylor. Two Different Programs of Classic Paul Taylor Dance! Thursday, June 27 | 8:00pm (program A–all ADF premieres) Friday June 28 | 8:00pm (program B) Saturday, June 29 | 7:00pm (program A–all ADF premieres) Children’s Matinee | Saturday, June 29 | 1:00pm The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established […]

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

July 2, 2019 to July 3, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Commission! Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies. Under the direction of Cleo Parker Robinson, the ensemble performs a dynamic body of works inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide. The company will bring both old and […]

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

July 3, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Commission! Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies. Under the direction of Cleo Parker Robinson, the ensemble performs a dynamic body of works inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide. The company will bring both old and […]

Pilobolus

July 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Page Auditorium
ADF Returns to Page Auditorium with an All Classics Program! Everything old is new again! Pilobolus joins ADF in its homecoming to Page Auditorium, presenting four timeless pieces that highlight the surreal, playful, and athletic approach to dance and theater that Pilobolus is known for. Untitled is a Victorian-era, Alice-in-Wonderland-like fantasy that follows the lives […]

Pilobolus

July 5, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Page Auditorium
ADF Returns to Page Auditorium with an All Classics Program! Everything old is new again! Pilobolus joins ADF in its homecoming to Page Auditorium, presenting four timeless pieces that highlight the surreal, playful, and athletic approach to dance and theater that Pilobolus is known for. Untitled is a Victorian-era, Alice-in-Wonderland-like fantasy that follows the lives […]

Pilobolus-Children’s Matinee

July 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Page Auditorium
Children’s Saturday Matinees The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies that perform during the season. These one-hour performances are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children, and each one is followed by a FREE Kids’ Party in the theater lobby, complete with live music, […]

Pilobolus

July 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Page Auditorium
ADF Returns to Page Auditorium with an All Classics Program! Everything old is new again! Pilobolus joins ADF in its homecoming to Page Auditorium, presenting four timeless pieces that highlight the surreal, playful, and athletic approach to dance and theater that Pilobolus is known for. Untitled is a Victorian-era, Alice-in-Wonderland-like fantasy that follows the lives […]

Faculty Concert

July 7, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Each year, the remarkable and talented ADF faculty present a concert of their own choreography, performed by ADF students and faculty.   

Eiko Otake

July 8, 2019 to July 10, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
ADF Commission! Co-presented by Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University The Duet Project: Distance Is Malleable A collaboration with Beverly McIver, Alexis Moh, DonChristian Jones, and Mark McCloughan Eiko’s performance will be an interdisciplinary, inter-generational work that interweaves various duets with an eclectic mix of collaborators including Durham’s celebrated painter Beverly McIver. The theme […]

Rennie Harris Puremovement
American Street Dance Theater

July 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 am
The Carolina Theatre
Presented in association with The Carolina Theatre Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater brings Rennie Harris Funkedified to downtown Durham. A multi-media work that celebrates funk music and street dance of the 1970s is set against the landscape of a video montage of African American communities of that era. Inspired by the political turmoil and atmosphere […]

Rennie Harris Puremovement
American Street Dance Theater

July 10, 2019 to July 11, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Carolina Theatre
Presented in association with The Carolina Theatre Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater brings Rennie Harris Funkedified to downtown Durham. A multi-media work that celebrates funk music and street dance of the 1970s is set against the landscape of a video montage of African American communities of that era. Inspired by the political turmoil and atmosphere […]

Malpaso Dance Company

July 12, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Page Auditorium
ADF Debut! Since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, Malpaso works with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company tours with 11 dancers and is led by its […]

Malpaso Dance Company-Children’s Matinee

July 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Page Auditorium
Children’s Saturday Matinees The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies that perform during the season. These one-hour performances are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children, and each one is followed by a FREE Kids’ Party in the theater lobby, complete with live music, […]

Malpaso Dance Company

July 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Page Auditorium
ADF Debut! Since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, Malpaso works with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company tours with 11 dancers and is led by its […]

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

July 16, 2019 to July 18, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
The mission of A.I.M, under the artistic direction of choreographer Kyle Abraham, is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation […]

Footprints

July 19, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Page Auditorium
Featuring works by Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor! Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three modern dance classics, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. Martha Graham’s Dark Meadow Suite is made up of highlights from a much longer work by Martha Graham, Dark Meadow, which premiered in 1946. The […]

Footprints

July 20, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Page Auditorium
Featuring works by Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor! Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three modern dance classics, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. Martha Graham’s Dark Meadow Suite is made up of highlights from a much longer work by Martha Graham, Dark Meadow, which premiered in 1946. The […]