ADF Showings at Scripps: Untitled work-in-progress by Diana Hoffmaster


ADF is pleased to host free informal showings of dance pieces in progress in our Scripps Studios. Masking is at the discretion of the artist. Space is limited and registration is required.

Diana Hoffmaster was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in Dance Performance and her Master of Fine Arts from Florida Atlantic University in Arts Administration. She was the co-founder of the The Dancers’ Space in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Grants Manger for the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, and the Director of Grants and Development Operations for the American Dance Festival and currently works as a freelance grant writer and project manager. She has served as the Board Chair for the Cultural and Resource Advisory Committee for the Town of Wake Forest and since its inaugural season has assisted with the Wake Forest Dance Festival in programming and fundraising. Diana has choreographed many works that have been presented at the Duncan Theatre and Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in South Florida and is a recent recipient of the Artist Support Grant from The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. Diana is beyond thrilled to be creating and presenting work for the first time in North Carolina and is extremely grateful for the Studio Subsidy program provided by ADF.

After a long creative hiatus, Diana is returning to the studio to create a work reflective of her experience processing grief through her meditation practices. The work explores how we can process grief on a conscious and sub-conscious level and then expressed into a creative tangible journey that can be seen, shared, and felt. Currently untiled, the work is mapped out into four sections. The work-in-progress showing will be performed by Diana Hoffmaster and Masha Dashkina Maddux.

As an artist, Diana is interested in creating movement that is developed through an organic process and improvisation. Following the natural flow of her movement and dynamic pauses, she explores lines, patterns, and directional changes that are expressed by allowing the body to ride its natural path.

To learn more about the work and details of additional showings, follow Diana on Instagram @dvorah_dancearts.

Photo credit: Masha Dashkina Maddux

ADF studio subsidy program funded by the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation.

Registration Required! For any questions, please contact Jennifer Scully-Thurston, jscullythurston@americandancefestival.org

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