ADF is pleased to host free informal showings of dance pieces in progress in our Scripps Studio. Masking is at the discretion of the artist. Space is limited and registration is required.
This event will give Big Red Dance Project the opportunity to share with you some excerpts from two new dances. You will also get to meet seven original members of the group and six new dancers that joined the company during the pandemic.
Ms. Houlihan serves on the Advisory Board for the American Dance Festival. She has been on the faculty of ADF from 1981 to 1983 and from 1987 to the present. As an international representative for ADF, she has participated in 17 international linkage programs in such countries as Korea, China, Mongolia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Estonia, Poland, and Russia. She is the recipient of ADF’s Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching. She was Co-Dean and then Dean of the ADF School from 2010 to 2015 and received her MFA from the Hollins/ADF MFA program. She recently retired from Florida State University, where she was the Pearl S. Tyner Distinguished Professor in Teaching and is now Professor Emerita. Currently, she teaches at the ADF studios in Durham and is the Artistic Director of the Big Red Dance Project.