Informal Showings

ADF is pleased to host free informal showings of dance pieces in progress at our Scripps Studios. Space is limited, and registration is required (please see the event listings below for the event registration forms).


KT COLLECTIVE Dance Company will present excerpts of the company’s latest works as well as present the film preview of the company’s 2023 ADF-commissioned work, the light beyond the forest. The work was taken from the stage of Reynolds Industries Theater to the deserts of California.

Saturday, February 24, 2024 @ 7pm

Registration is required! You can register here.

2911 Dance Company and Halau NaPualani Kuikanani

2911 Dance Company

2911 Dance Company is a performance-based professional dance company that has developed a few pieces in their repertoire and continues to create new works to perform all over NC and take to NYC this year. This informal showing provides an opportunity to give back to ADF and the community by performing our works-in-progress pieces. Audience members will enjoy contemporary-based pieces that tell stories and show raw emotion. Come join us in the experience!

Halau NaPualani Kuikanani 

We are Hālau Nā Pualani Kūikanani, which translates to “school of the heavenly flowers standing in beauty.” We are a family owned and operated Polynesian School of Dance and performance group based in Durham, North Carolina, working to preserve Polynesian culture.

Saturday, March 9, 2024 @ 7pm

Registration is required! You can register here.

Jasmine Powell & Anthony Otto Nelson Jr.

As two of six co-curators of The Commons: Southern Futures hosted by Carolina Performing Arts, Anthony Otto Nelson, Jr. and Jasmine Powell have come together to present an excerpt of two new collaborative dance works.

This work invites the audience to step into currents of grief, joy, and memory through a procession of performances. The pieces will investigate our place in history and the spaces we occupy through a series of solos and ensemble work that celebrate diversity, individuality, and the magic that happens when these elements come together in a harmonious dance. There will be a short discussion following the performance.

Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 7pm

Registration is required! You can register here.

ADF Scripps Studios building

ADF Samuel H. Scripps Studios

721 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705


We are located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. There is ample free parking (including two handicap parking spots) in the lot connected to our building