Upcoming performances

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 […]

Lumina Festival Presents Footprints

July 13, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UNCW Kenan Auditorium, 515 Wagoner Dr, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
ADF’s Footprints program travels to Wilmington, NC’s Lumina Festival to present three modern dance classics by groundbreaking choreographers. Performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF dancers, Martha Graham’s Dark Meadow Suite, Merce Cunningham’s How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run, and Paul Taylor’s Esplanade, are odes to movement in all its profound and […]

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 […]