EVENTS

EVENTS

Jul
14
Sat
ADF Faculty Concert @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm

Each year, the remarkable and talented ADF faculty present a concert of their own choreography, performed by ADF students and faculty. The ADF Faculty Concert will take place on Saturday, July 14 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.

Jul
17
Tue
Kyle Abraham’s “A.I.M” @ Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

Presented in Association with The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. A.I.M, under the Artistic Direction of Kyle Abraham, creates evocative, interdisciplinary works. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, Abraham’s goal is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. A.I.M is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique. The company brings “Dearest Home,” an interactive dance work focused on love, longing, and loss, comprised primarily of solos and duets in conversation and collaboration with a variety of age groups and self-identified subcultures. The work interweaves movement in its most vulnerable and intimate state with cross-cultural conversation and community action.

Jul
20
Fri
Footprints @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm

Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. Dafi Altabeb, recipient of the 2012, 2013, and 2016 Excellence Award for young choreographers from the Israeli Ministry of Culture and the 2014 Rozenblum Award for Excellence from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv, returns to ADF. Altabeb’s work is tender, delicate, yet powerful. Her pieces project youth, courage, imagination, contradictions, and above all, honesty. 2017 “Bessie” award winning choreographer Abby Zbikowski, whose newly commissioned work with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company opened the ADF season, produces hyper physical dances. Eva Yaa Asantewaa, in a review of Zbikowski’s duet double nickels on a dime, stated, “she brings the ‘outside’ influences of punk, hip-hop, and martial arts into the formal space of concert dance but not as fetishized artifact but as form, energy, and psyche embodied, in a matter-of-factly outrageous way.” Jillian Peña’s work seeks to make visible the confusion and desire of the self in relationship to itself and others. Her work is in dialogue with psychoanalysis, queer theory, pop media, and spirituality. She was the recipient of a 2016 “Bessie” award for Emerging Choreographer in New York and was awarded the 2014 Prix Jardin d’Europe, the European Prize for Outstanding Emerging Choreography, at ImpulsTanz Dance Festival in Vienna.

Che Apalache Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Jul 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Che Apalache, or “my Appalachian homie,” is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. Their debut album “Latingrass” is a respectfully crafted testament to how cultural exchange can yield authentic fusion. Latingrass is also fitting description for the band’s delightful brand of music: a playful blend of original compositions and genre standards from both Latin American and Appalachian traditions.

Admission is free! Bring your friends and family for an evening of Latin-American fusion at the Bullpen! A portion of the drink sales go to support the Music Maker Relief Foundation

Joe Troop (fiddle, vocals), Pau Andrés Barjau Mateu (banjo, vocals), Franco Martino (guitar, vocals), Martin Bobrik (mandolin, vocals)

Oct
6
Sat
4th Ms. Full-Figured NC Pageant @ Catch The Fire
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

4th ANNUAL
MS. FULL-FIGURED NORTH CAROLINA PAGEANT

OCTOBER 6, 2018

DOORS OPEN AT 5:00PM
SHOWTIME 6:00PM

CATCH THE FIRE
2304 PAGE ROAD, DURHAM, NC

COME OUT TO SEE WHO TAKE HOME THE CROWNS
PLUS SIZE BEAUTY, FASHION, & CONFIDENCE

ADVANCE TICKET $35 – with a delegate
GENERAL ADMISSION $40 – after September 30 & at the door

VIP ADMISSION $75 – includes meal, front row seating, swag bag