American Dance Festival Performance Season

Tue., Jul. 7 - Sun., Jul. 12

Starting at 7:00 pm - Ending at 12:00 am

Central to A Body in Places is Eiko’s drive to explore non-traditional venues and respond to the innate characteristics of the specific place. The solo will be performed for very intimate audiences.

Additional Dates

  • Jul. 7 - Jul. 9

    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    In the US premiere of the duet Monchichi (2011), a Frenchman with Spanish parents (Sébastien Ramirez) and a German woman with a Korean mother (Honji Wang) present a dance of alienation and the search for identity and love.

  • Jul. 12 - Jul. 14

    8:00 pm

    Recognized by the New York Times as one of the top ten dance favorites of 2013, Dabke (2012) is based on a Middle-Eastern folk dance, a line dance often performed at weddings, holidays, and community celebrations.

  • Jul. 15 - Jul. 16

    8:00 pm

    Ballet Folklórico Cutumba is undoubtedly one of Cuba’s most vibrant folkloric dance companies. Making their ADF debut, Cutumba performs Afro-Cuban-Franco-Haitian folkloric and popular dance, music, and song, ranging from gagá to son, celebrating the cultural melting pot that is Cuba

  • Jul. 18 - Jul. 19

    7:00 pm

    This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together–dance and radio.” One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively, and very talky evening of dance and stories.

  • Jul. 21 - Jul. 23

    7:00 pm

    Celebrating the most talented emerging choreographers and dancers, Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres by groundbreaking artists, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by talented ADF students.

  • Jul. 24 - Jul. 25

    Since its founding in 1986, Doug Varone and Dancers has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone’s work can take your breath away.

American Dance Festival Performance Season


  • Sarah Tondu


The largest and most influential modern dance festival in the world, featuring more than two dozen modern dance companies and hundreds of choreographers, writers and students participating in classes, seminars, and performances.

All performances are in Durham, NC at one of three venues; Duke University, The Carolina Theatre, and The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC).

Admission: 13.50-55.75

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