American Dance Festival

Untold Secrets of the Heart Chamber

The American Dance Festival (ADF) and DANCECleveland commissioned a new dance film by South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma and poet, arts activist and educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph. The new work, Untold Secrets of the Heart Chamber, premieres online on February 25 at 7:00pm EST. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the artists moderated by Gina Belafonte and Jefferson Tshabalala. The work …

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Four Perfect Bull City Dates

HAPPY HOUR 4pm – Augmentality Labs Try something a little different for date night! You’re sure to have a blast at the downtown virtual reality arcade on North Church Street. Challenge each other in Trickster or look on as your partner plays a single-player game. Book back-to-back sessions for 70 minutes of gaming joy! 6pm …

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Local Extracurriculars to Keep Your Kids Engaged

SPORTS We are fortunate to have many specialized sports complexes and team leagues to help kids expend some energy and learn leadership and discipline skills along the way. Complexes like Baseball Rebellion (currently based in Hillsborough, but planning to move to Durham soon), Bull City Gymnastics, OC Gymnastics in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill Gymnastics offer …

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American Dance Festival Brings Year-Round Movement to Durham

Five years ago, champions and staffers of the American Dance Festival (ADF) saw a long-held dream fulfilled. For the first time, ADF claimed permanent dance studio space. “Now, in people’s minds, we’re seen as year-round, not just a seasonal festival,” says Executive Director Jodee Nimerichter. The 5,000-square-foot Samuel H. Scripps Studios occupies the second floor …

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A Runaway Success: Cultivating Durham’s Lifestyle Brand

Gabriel Eng-Goetz’s signature “DURM” line of clothing has caught on since he launched in 2011, but the sheer velocity of enthusiasm still takes him by surprise. “People embrace [our Runaway] brand so much, and that is so powerful and special to me,” he says. “But at the same time, it’s like, ‘Who am I?’ I’m …

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Six Durham Academy Athletes Commit to Colleges, and Other Recent News

Here’s what we’ve heard around town. Send us your news, from births to awards, new biz and more, to noted@legacy.durhammag.com. Business Briefs San Jose-based software company Nutanix opened its largest east coast office in the Chesterfield Building, located on West Main Street. American Assembly for Men in Nursing approved a new chapter at Durham Technical …

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5 Must-See Performances at American Dance Festival’s 83rd Season

An Evening with Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette June 20-21 Bringing together Jack DeJohnette, legendary drummer and jazz master, with the king of tap, Savion Glover, this performance promises to be “once in a lifetime.” “I love tap, jazz, [and the fact] that ADF and Duke are co-presenting,” Pamela says. She saw Jack last year …

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Dance Party

One of the largest and most influential modern dance festivals 
in the world kicked off its 82nd season last Thursday at the Durham Performing Arts Center with Shen Wei Dance Arts, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. This season of the American Dance Festival was dedicated to Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis, distinguished teacher, …

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