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The 2019 Season was Dedicated to Paul Taylor This season was made possible through the generous support of the SHS Foundation.

2019 AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL


CONTENTS LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR..........................................................5 SEASON DEDICATION ...................................................................................... ......6 DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD..........................................................................7 SEASON BY THE NUMBERS............................................................................................8 PERFORMANCE & COMMISSIONING CREDITS..................................................................9 COMPANIES & CHOREOGRAPHERS.....................................................................................10 EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS........................................................................12 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.......................................................................................................16 INTERNATIONAL REACH..................................................................................................................22 MOVIES BY MOVIES & ARCHIVES........................................................................................................24 BEHIND THE SCENES...............................................................................................................................25 MAJOR SUPPORT.........................................................................................................................................26 CONTRIBUTORS LIST........................................................................................................................................28

All photos by Ben McKeown unless otherwise noted.


Thank you to all who participated in and supported ADF’s 2019 season and 86th anniversary! 2019 was a big year for ADF, and there is so much to celebrate: ◆ The annual performance series was dedicated to master choreographer Paul Taylor and celebrated modern dance ICONS with historic works that spanned over 50 years of creativity alongside contemporary works by today’s innovators. ◆ ADF connected artists and audiences across mediums with performances, outreach, and engagements in partnership with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, The Carolina Theatre, Duke Arts, and Duke Dance. ◆ We took to the streets with ADF’s hOt sUmMeR pOP uPs! choreographed by Mark Dendy and performed by ADF students, reaching thousands of community members across Durham and the NC Triangle. ◆ The ADF Studio Subsidy Program was launched in fall 2018 and has enabled local dancers to access studio space for just $10 per hour. ◆ The Parkinson’s Movement Initiative has continued to reach and serve even more individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers through weekly cost-free classes at ADF’s SHS Studios. ◆ Beyond North Carolina, ADF offered our annual Winter Intensive (NYC), presented a shared program at Dixon Place (NYC), partnered with DANCECleveland for the third ADF in CLE (OH), established the Bard College partnership which provides teaching and creative residencies for ADF faculty (NY), and sent ADF faculty overseas for teaching residencies in China and the Ukraine. We look forward to sharing details on the incredible highlights above and so much more in ADF’s 2019 Annual Report. With my deepest gratitude, thank you again for all who made the 2019 season so tremendous, our year-round initiatives so special, and our programs possible! Best,

Jodee Nimerichter Executive Director

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SEASON THE 2019 AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL WAS DEDICATED TO PAUL TAYLOR ADF dedicated its 86th season to modern dance pioneer and master choreographer Paul Taylor (19302018). Paul Taylor was a student at ADF in 1952, and the 2019 season marked the company’s 50th appearance on the ADF stage. To honor Mr. Taylor, ADF presented two different programs: Program A (all ADF premieres) featured Aureole, Scudorama, and Promethean Fire and Program B featured Airs, Dust, and Company B. These performances were complemented with pre and post-performance discussions facilitated by Artistic Advisor to Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Suzanne Carbonneau. Taylor 2 performed Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera (1997) as part of the opening season program, ICONS, and ADF students performed Taylor’s Esplanade (1975) in the annual Footprints production to close the season. ADF also presented the award-winning film Paul Taylor: Creative Domain and a photo exhibit celebrating Paul Taylor was hung in the lobby of Reynolds Industries Theater for the duration of the festival.

Photo by Jay Anderson

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WAVE PATTERN

Photo from left to right: Charles L. Reinhart, Jodee Nimerichter, Leah Cox, Michael Trusnovec, Bettie de Jong, and John Tomlinson.

BALASARASWATI/JOY ANNE DEWEY BEINECKE ENDOWED CHAIR FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING The 2019 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching was awarded to Bettie de Jong in a ceremony on June 27 at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University. Ms. de Jong is the longtime rehearsal director of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She has dedicated her life to teaching and preserving Paul Taylor’s works. Bettie de Jong was born in Sumatra, Indonesia, and in 1946 moved to Holland where she continued her early training in dance and mime. Her first professional engagement was with Netherlands Pantomime Company. After coming to New York City to study at the Martha Graham School, she performed with the Graham Company, the Pearl Lang Company, and John Butler and Lucas Hoving, and was seen on CBS-TV with Rudolf Nureyev in a duet choreographed by Paul Taylor. Bettie joined the Taylor company in 1962. Noted for her strong stage presence and long line, she was Mr. Taylor’s favorite dancing partner and, as rehearsal director, was his surrogate in the studio and on tour for more than 40 years.

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ICONS PROGRAM Featuring work by Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor performed by Graham 2, Stephen Petronio Company, and Taylor 2. This program was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding was provided by the Thomas S. Kenan Foundation and the SunTrust Foundation.

CREDITS

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP Pepperland was co-commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works. DORRANCE DANCE This program was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. MURIELLE ELIZÉON & TOMMY NOONAN They Are All was commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. This program was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding was provided by RTI International. PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY This program was supported in part by the Thomas S. Kenan Foundation. CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE ENSEMBLE Featuring work by Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, Katherine Dunham, Micaela Taylor, and Garfield Lemonius. Resist by Micaela Taylor was commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works. PILOBOLUS Featuring a program of all classic works. EIKO OTAKE’S THE DUET PROJECT: DISTANCE IS MALLEABLE Featuring Beverly McIver, Alexis Moh, DonChristian Jones, and Mark McCloughan. This performance was co-presented by ADF and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable was commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works. The presentation of The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the Asian | Pacific Studies Institute of Duke University. RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT AMERICAN STREET DANCE THEATER Rennie Harris Funkedified was presented in association with The Carolina Theatre. MALPASO DANCE COMPANY Featuring work by Azure Barton, Osnel Delgado, and Ohad Naharin. A.I.M BY KYLE ABRAHAM Featuring work by Kyle Abraham and Andrea Miller. FOOTPRINTS PROGRAM Featuring ADF students’ performances in works by Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor. The Footprints program was supported by Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the Thomas S. Kenan Foundation and the SunTrust Foundation. How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run was presented as part of the Cunningham Centennial celebration. MARK DENDY WITH ASSISTANT KAYLA FARRISH Featuring pop-up performances by ADF Students. ADF’s hOt sUmMeR pOP uPs! were made possible by the 315 Fund. Additional support was provided by Durham 150.

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Under the direction of Dean Leah Cox, the 2019 ADF School hosted students from around the world, giving them the opportunity to be immersed in contemporary dance training, to explore dance as an art form, and to discover how innovation and tradition come together in new and unexpected ways.

SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

Summer Dance Intensive scholarships were offered in the names of 315 Fund, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Rodger Belman, Dr. Charles R. “Baba Chuck” Davis, Fox Family Foundation, Pamela and Isaac Green in honor of Chuck Davis, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Martha Hill, Mary Love May and Paul Gabrielson, Gerald E. Myers, Martha Myers, Stephanie and Charles L. Reinhart, Allen D. Roses, Terry Sanford, Bessie Schönberg, Estelle Sommers, Lou Wall, Jonathan Wolken, and Jaqueline M. Zinn.

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ADF 2019 FACULTY

The Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) program offered 27 courses a day each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for students ages 18 and older. Courses included modern, ballet, African dance forms, repertory, composition, and improvisation. New in 2019, the Mixed Makers class enabled students to take part in week-long creative workshops with choreographers including Marc Brew (AXIS Dance), Kyle Marshall, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Ni’Ja Whitson, and Netta Yerushalmy. Students also had the opportunity to audition for ADF’s Footprints program, which bridges the school and performance series and featured historic works restaged by Blakeley White-McGuire and Masha Dashkina Maddux (Martha Graham Dance Company), Andrea Weber (Merce Cunningham Dance Company), and Michael Trusnovec (Paul Taylor Dance Company), as well as repertory courses with Quilan Arnold, Sherone Price, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Regular courses were supplemented by attendance at ADF season performances and by the SDI drop-in class series known as WFSS (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), which enabled students to expand their studies through a range of classes in technique, improvisation, composition, somatics, and contemporary issues in dance.

Charles Anderson Quilan “Cue” Arnold Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie AXIS Dance Company Stafford Berry Kira Blazek-Ziaii Ronald K. Brown Arcell Cabuag & Shayla Caldwell Vanessa Cheung Elisa Clark Robbie Cook Leah Cox (Dean) Mark Dendy Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio Jack Ferver

Ramón Flowers Ana “Rokafella” Garcia Rubén Garciani Saar Harari Rosie Herrera KJ Holmes Gerri Houlihan Shayla-Vie Jenkins Kate Jewett Raja Feather Kelly Yangkeun Kim Nia Love Masha Maddux Kyle Marshall Paul Matteson


DANCE PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

This summer, professional dancers, choreographers, and educators attended ADF’s Dance Professional Workshops (DPW). Each week-long intensive had a distinct focus: education, dancemaking, or performing. Gerri Houlihan led the Workshop for Educators, Jesse Zaritt led the Workshop for Makers, and Kira Blazek-Ziaii led the Workshop for Performance in Countertechnique. The programs gave attendees exclusive classes with DPW lead faculty, as well as freedom to explore the breadth of dance training available in Summer Dance Intensive classes. Dance Professional Workshop scholarships were funded by the Dance Educators and Leaders Scholarship and The Jones Dance Education Scholarship.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL DANCE INTENTIVE

The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive (PDI) is an audition-based program that provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 13-17. The program situates its strong technical training in a curriculum that includes community building, leadership development, and the cultivation of dancers’ artistic voices. In 2019, PDI students took daily classes in ballet, composition, hip hop, modern, professional portfolio development, and repertory. In repertory class, students collaborated with fellow dancers and PDI faculty Crystal Perkins, Associate Artistic Director of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and Momar Ndiaye, Ohio State University professor-in-residence, to create new works that they performed for the ADF community. New in 2019, students took a course in dance composition, which culminated in collaboratively-generated dances focusing on the 2019 theme of solidarity. Also new in 2019, students learned how to create their own portfolio for use in applying to dance programs in higher education. Additionally, students attended master classes, discussions, social activities, and ADF season performances. Pre-Professional Dance Intensive scholarships were offered in the names of Susan Begnoche, The Sue Crawford Scholarship, and the Dancing Angels Foundation.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Johnnie Cruise Mercer Dana Naomy Mills Momar Ndiaye Jennifer Nugent Matt Pardo Crystal Perkins Sherone Price Sara Procopio Ray Elliot Schwartz Myaan Sheinfeld Charles Slender-White Elena Slobodchikova Samantha Speis Rosanna Tavarez Melissa Toogood

Justin Tornow Michael Trusnovec Jose Valsquez Otto Vasquez Tina Vasquez Kate Walker Andrea Weber Blakeley White-McGuire Ni’Ja Whitson Netta Yerushalmy Abby Zbikowski Jesse Zaritt Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof

The ADF School increased recruitment efforts by visiting 22 different cities and 14 states. In total, 236 students received scholarships across the three programs. Partial or full tuition scholarships were awarded to 62% of 2019 ADF students, thanks to generous support from many individuals and foundations.

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WINTER INTENSIVE

Celebrating its 24th year, the 8-day ADF Winter Intensive in New York City offered classes with distinguished faculty in contemporary movement forms, creative practices, and repertory. Students attended performances by Ephrat Asherie Dance, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, and Jack Ferver. Students learned repertory from four companies/choreographers: Merce Cunningham, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Urban Bush Women, and Abby Zbikowski. A dedicated group reflection and discussion at the end of each day explored the critical lens of solidarity and enabled students to form community and lasting professional relationships.

INTERNSHIPS

ADF offered 26 internships in various areas of arts administration and performance production during the 2019 season. The internship program is designed to give participants hands-on experience in arts administration or performance production where they serve as an integral part of ADF. Interns had the opportunity to take dance classes and attend performances. Administrative interns participated in weekly seminars on relevant issues in the arts including arts education in public schools, fundraising, programming, and the challenges of running an independent dance company. Production interns worked on the crew at Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater, Page Auditorium, and the von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, as well as The Carolina Theatre and the Durham Performing Arts Center. 14


ADF BEYOND NORTH CAROLINA

ADF returned to Cleveland in July for the third annual ADF in CLE, sponsored by Dance Cleveland. The four-day workshop was led by ADF faculty members Ronald K. Brown, Justin Tornow, and Otto Vasquez with classes in modern, creative process, and hip hop. ADF in CLE also included performances by BalletX (Philadelphia) and Malpaso Dance Company (Cuba). ADF presented a shared program of new works by emerging choreographers Mark Dendy, Sara Juli, Gregory Dolbashian, and Chafin Seymour at Dixon Place in New York City. Presented January 3-5, 2019, the same time as the Association of Performing Artists Professionals Conference, the performances served as a platform for the artists to be recognized by other presenters and booking agents, as well as general audiences. In fall 2018, the Bard College Dance Program and ADF initiated a two-year partnership designed to challenge the way dance is taught in higher education. Uniting critical inquiry and professional practice through strategically-designed coursework and campus-wide activities, the program brings ADF faculty to Bard to teach courses and provides a creative residency at Bard for an ADF-selected artist. In fall 2018, ADF Dean Leah Cox and ADF faculty member Nia Love co-taught two courses in contemporary technique. In spring 2019, Quilan “Cue” Arnold taught a course in hip hop technique and a seminar in African American Social Dance, and Beth Gill led a repertory course that culminated in an informal performance for the Bard community. Additional events included a work-in-progress showing by and interdisciplinary workshop with Nia Love and collaborators, focusing on her latest creative project, g(1)host; a lecture/discussion with Quilan Arnold and Beth Gill, and masterclasses with ADF artist-inresidence Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie. Asherie’s company, Ephrat Asherie Dance, was inresidence in the spring and presented an informal showing of its latest work as well as performances of ODEON, a co-presentation with the college’s presenting organization, the Fisher Center. ADF and The Bessies launched a partnership to invite the annual Juried Bessie Award recipient to share their work and process with the ADF community during the season. This year’s recipient, Kyle Marshall, taught one of the ADF School’s week-long Mixed Maker workshops which culminated in an informal showing.

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COMMUNITY ADF’S SAMUEL H. SCRIPPS STUDIOS ADF strives to provide arts education for all by offering year-round community engagement opportunities. ADF encourages everyone–dancers and non-dancers– to take part in modern dance. More than 1,000 participants of all ages attended classes at ADF’S Samuel H. Scripps Studios in 2019. Programs at ADF’s Studios are dedicated to providing a sound scientific and aesthetic base for all levels of training. ADF’s Studios serve as a center for creative activity in which students learn in a welcoming and non-competitive environment from faculty who are experts in their fields. This year for the first time, our camp program expanded to include 9 camps and simultaneous camps for different age groups, continuing on last year’s expansion to reach ages 6-17 from our previous range of 8-12. In July, ADF continued the tradition of teaming up with Pilobolus for its seventh annual Shadow Camp. In this captivating week-long camp, participants invented new worlds, designed props, and learned to tell stories through movement. This summer, the camp culminated with a special performance as part of a Pilobolus show at Page Auditorium. Through generous foundation and individual support, ADF was able to offer 129 scholarships to Durham and Triangle youth to attend camps and weekly classes at the studios. Scholarships to ADF’s Youth Classes were offered in the names of Anonymous and Susan Rosenthal and Michael Hershfield. Scholarships to ADF’s Summer Dance Camps were offered in the name of Anonymous.

In addition to weekly classes for youth and adults, ADF’s Studios offered a mix of master classes, workshops, and open discussions with local and national choreographers, companies, and faculty. Several of these opportunities were free and open to the public, including youth and adult workshops with Rennie Harris Puremovement, and two Cunningham workshops with Patricia Lent – one exploring Roaratorio for adults and one exploring Field Dances for kids. During the season, ADF opened select Summer Dance Intensive classes to the local community within the WFSS program for the second year in a row, including contact improvisation jams and weekly modern and ballet technique classes. ADF hosted a week-long residency in the spring with Seattle-based choreographer Dayna Hanson, giving her the opportunity to focus on her newest evening-length work, 28 problems, which culminated with a free informal showing of the work for the Durham community. The Parkinson’s Movement Initiative (PMI) program, offered in collaboration with Poe Wellness Solutions and NC Dance for Parkinson’s, completed its second successful year. PMI is supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation, which enables ADF to offer all PMI classes cost-free to people living with PD and their caregivers. In addition to weekly classes, the 20182019 PMI offered special volunteer orientations and trainings to cultivate our growing community of committed PMI volunteers, as well as launched a new Community Connections initiative in efforts to form a lasting network of meaningful connections in the community.

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ADF’s Studio Subsidy Program was launched with generous support from the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation. The program provides access to rehearsal space at affordable rates for local dance artists contributing to Durham’s creative landscape. ADF awarded a total of 588 hours of subsidized studio time to 17 independent artists in the area, enabling the creation of new work, exploration of ideas, and space for regular studio practice.


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COMMUNITY MEMORY FOR MOVEMENT

Dr. Ruth Day, Duke Professor and ADF’s Cognitive Scientist in Residence, continued ADF’s Dancers & Audience Memory Program throughout the 2019 season. The program, based on both dance and cognitive science principles, used postperformance check-ups, structured class observations, lab experiments, and other methods to answer questions such as, “How do dancers learn and remember?” and “How do audiences perceive and remember?”

CHILDREN’S SATURDAY MATINEE SERIES

The Children’s Matinee series presented performances by three of the celebrated professional dance companies from the season: Paul Taylor Dance Company, Pilobolus, and Malpaso Dance Company. These one-hour shows were curated to evoke curiosity and inspire the imaginations of children. Additionally, each performance was followed by a FREE Kids’ Party, complete with live music, face-painting, fairy hair, snacks, and other kid-friendly activities. The 2019 Children’s Matinee series reached 1,849 youth and their families. $10 Children’s Matinee tickets were made possible with support from Jody and John Arnhold/Arnhold Foundation.

KIDS NIGHT OUT

ADF’s Kids Night Out program provided 152 youth ages 6-17 the opportunity to attend season performances for free with the purchase of a regular-priced adult ticket. This project was supported by Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation.

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RUBY FRIDAYS AT THE RUBENSTEIN ARTS CENTER

Co-presented by ADF, Duke Arts, and Duke Dance, the Rubenstein Arts Center hosted discussions with ADF 2019 artists as part of the Ruby Fridays Art Lunch Talk series – a special opportunity for community members to engage with ADF choreographers and dancers over lunch in the Ruby Lounge. Free and open to the public community members met with Murielle ElizÊon and Tommy Noonan (Culture Mill), Michelle Dorrance (Dorrance Dance), and Michael Novak (Paul Taylor Dance Company) and Artistic Advisor to Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Suzanne Carbonneau.

ADF PROJECT DANCE

Developed in 1998 in collaboration with the Durham Parks and Recreation Department, ADF Project Dance, under the direction of Creative Movement Program Director Gaspard Louis, is a special program designed to expose the Triangle community to dance. Those involved participate in a wide range of activities, which gives them an opportunity to learn and experience dance. Over the years, ADF Project Dance has worked with community partners such as Durham Public Schools, senior centers, Duke Hospital, libraries and community centers, and the Durham Parks and Recreation Department. ADF Project Dance provides creative movement classes with professional teaching artists and guest performers. In 2018-2019, ADF offered over 217 classes to more than 4,059 participants at 23 locations in the Triangle area. ADF Project Dance was made possible with major support from the SHS Foundation. Additional support was provided by Central Park School for Children and Susan Rosenthal & Dr. Michael Hershfield.

POST PERFORMANCE DISCUSSIONS (PPDS)

12 post-performance discussions were held at Reynolds Industries Theater, Page Auditorium, Durham Performing Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center, and The Carolina Theatre. These PPDs offered audiences the unique opportunity to meet the artists, ask questions, and gain a deeper understanding of the creative process. Over 1,000 audience members attended 2019 season PPDs.

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RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT AMERICAN STREET DANCE THEATER TEACHING RESIDENCY

With special support, ADF brought teaching artists of acclaimed company Rennie Harris PUREMOVEMENT for a teaching residency in Durham. During their residency, teaching artists taught cost-free hip hop classes to youth across Durham. Classes were provided to 577 participants across 14 locations. Additionally, 640 youth were provided cost-free or $10 tickets to attend the company’s performance of Rennie Harris Funkedified at The Carolina Theatre. Rennie Harris PUREMOVEMENT’s teaching residency and free youth tickets were made possible by an anonymous donor. Subsidized tickets for Durham Public School students were made possible, in part, by Duke Energy Foundation.

ADF GO

ADF Go is designed to make modern dance more accessible and affordable to young adults. Audience members ages 18-30 had the opportunity to purchase $12 tickets to ADF performance. Over 200 ADF Go tickets were sold in 2019.

ADF TOURS

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Led by Director of ADF School Tours, Joseph Fedrowitz, ADF tours offered individuals, families, and community groups a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience the classes and rehearsals of ADF’s world-renowned faculty and dancers. This summer, ADF offered 35 tours to 142 visitors, providing the chance to learn about the history of ADF and the 2019 festival season.


COMMUNITY PANEL DISCUSSIONS

To provide community members a greater understanding of an artist’s work, ADF facilitated panel discussions and community talks with artists throughout the season. ADF offered 8 panels in 2019. Among them were a community discussion between Eiko Otake and acclaimed Durhambased visual artist Beverly McIver hosted by the Nasher Museum of Art, an additional panel with Eiko at The Regulator Bookshop, and a community luncheon with Founder and Executive Director of Malpaso Dance Company, Fernando Sáez.

COMMUNITY YOGA EVENT

ADF and Lululemon paired up for a sixth summer to offer a yoga event on International Yoga Day, June 21, 2019, held at dusk on Duke’s east campus. First-time and seasoned yogis alike attended this free restorative movement class.

ADF’s hOt sUmMeR pOP uPs!

ADF activated public spaces with ADF’s hOt sUmMeR pOP uPs! performed by ADF students. ADF commissioned award-winning choreographer and North Carolina native Mark Dendy with assistant Kayla Farrish to create choreography for the pop-up performances. 28 performances took place in 18 sites across Durham and the NC Triangle including City Hall, Durham Central Park’s Farmers Market, Kidzu Children’s Museum, Clouds Brewing in Brightleaf Square, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Festival for the Eno, and the Nasher Museum of Art, among others. Nearly all performances were free and open to onlookers. The pop-ups created visibility for ADF, opportunities for students to perform, and brought excitement and entertainment to the daily lives of 8,516 Durham and NC Triangle community residents. ADF’s hOt sUmMeR pOP uPs! were made possible by the 315 Fund. Additional support was provided by Durham 150.

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INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Since 1984, the ICR program, directed by Gerri Houlihan, has enriched the festival’s culturally diverse atmosphere by bringing 507 choreographers from 93 countries on 6 continents to ADF. Participation in the ICR program creates lifelong friendships among choreographers and dancers from every corner of the world, all centered around a passion for dance. The 2019 ICR Program featured 11 choreographers from Cambodia, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. For five and a half weeks, the international choreographers took part in Summer Dance Intensive classes, master classes, choreographic collaborations, discussions, and an informal showing for the ADF community and public. The 2019 ICR program was funded in part by the Arnhold Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill, the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Esther and Otto Seligmann Foundation, William R. & Margaret C. Pearson, Beryl & Leigh Sherman, SPAIN arts & culture, Taiwan Academy of TECRO/Ministry of Culture in Taiwan, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.

BEIJING INTERNATIONAL DANCE WORKSHOP (CHINA)

Expanding upon ADF’s rich 30+ year history with China, ADF sent faculty members Jessie Zaritt and Pamela Pietro to Beijing, China, to teach for two weeks in January 2019. The Beijing International Dance Workshop was ADF’s fourth recent international teaching residency in collaboration with long-time partner and Chinese dance visionary, Hou Ying. Students who attended the workshop came from all over China, including Guangzhou, Jilin, Zhengzhou, and Sichuan, as well as from Taiwan and Korea. Participants took 2-3 classes per day taught by Zaritt and Pietro including improvisation, modern, and choreography techniques.

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THINK-MOVE-DANCE (UKRAINE)

In summer 2019, a new initiative between arts producer Anton Ovchinnikov and ADF sent faculty member Jesse Zaritt to Think-Move-Dance, a week-long educational project for professional choreographers hosted by Zelyonka SpaceUP Contemporary Dance Festival in Berdychiv, Ukraine. This was an exciting opportunity to participate in and contribute to the emerging contemporary and experimental dance scene in the Ukraine. 22 Ukrainian choreographers were selected to participate in this workshop that focused on the development of individualized research practices and collective discourse about how dancemaking is currently situated in Ukrainian culture.

BEIJING INTERNATIONAL DANCE WORKSHOP (CHINA)

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MOVIES

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Under the direction of Cara Hagan, ADF’s Movies by Movers is an annual film festival dedicated to the conversation between the body and the camera. Movies by Movers screens films at ADF in the summer and Appalachian State University in the fall. This year the festival screened 47 films at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC, as well as in different locations around Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Of the selected films, 13 were student works.

The ADF Archives continued its ongoing documentation of the summer festival by recording performances, showings, classes, and other special events. The Archives also processed a substantial addition to its collection of the personal papers of Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis that is now available for research by students, scholars, and the general public. Throughout the previous year, the archives welcomed a number of visitors doing research in the various ADF archival collections.

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BEHIND

SCENES

HONORARY CHAIRPERSONS Mrs. Laura Bush Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton Mrs. George Bush (1925-2018) Mrs. Nancy Reagan (1921-2016) Mrs. Rosalynn Carter Mrs. Betty Ford (1918-2011)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Curt C. Myers, Chairman Jodee Nimerichter, President Susan M. Carson, Treasurer Nancy Carver McKaig, Secretary Charles L. Reinhart, Director Emeritus Bernard E. Bell Nancy P. Carstens Natalie W. Dunn Rebecca B. Elvin Claire Fefer Richard E. Feldman, Esq. James Frazier, Ed.D. Thomas R. Galloway Susan T. Hall, Ph.D. Diane B. Linfors Carlton Midyette Adam Reinhart, Ph.D. Arthur H. Rogers III Judith Sagan

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Robby Barnett Brenda Brodie Ronald K. Brown Martha Clarke Laura Dean Mark Dendy Eiko and Koma Garth Fagan Wiliam Forsythe Anna Halprin Stuart Hodes Gerri Houlihan Dave Hurlbert Betty Jones Bill T. Jones Alex Katz Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Lar Lubovitch Akaji Maro Meredith Monk Carman Moore Mark Morris Martha Myers, Dean Emeritus Ohad Naharin Stephen Petronio Jeannette Schlottmann Roosevelt Ted Rotante Yoko Shinfune Paul Taylor (1930-2018) Twyla Tharp Michael Tracy Doug Varone Shen Wei Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Jodee Nimerichter..................................................................................... Executive Director Leah Cox......................................................................................................................... Dean Cynthia Wyse................................................................Director of Finance & Administration Sarah Tondu.......................................................... Director of Communications & Marketing Dean Jeffrey.................................................................... Director of Archives & Preservation Gaspard Louis......................................... Director of Creative Movement Outreach Program Megan Yankee...................................................... Marketing & Audience Services Associate Chris Cherry................................................................................................. Graphic Designer Melodie Pugh........................................................ Director of Individual & Corporate Giving Caitlyn Swett..................................................Director of Grants & Development Operations Kimberly Hall.................................................................................... Administrative Assistant Shannon Drake.............................................................Co-Director of School Administration Heidi Rodeffer...............................................................Co-Director of School Administration Julia Pleasants........................... Manager of Studio Programs and Community Engagement Kathy Bedell................................................................................................. Finance Assistant Julian Almeida.............................................................................. Performances Coordinator

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MAJOR ADF’S 2019 SEASON

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ARNHOLD FOUNDATION THE ESTHER AND OTTO SELIGMANN FOUNDATION

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FOX FAMILY FOUNDATION, INC.

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2019 VISIONARY ($100,000+) Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Duke University SHS Foundation INNOVATOR ($50,000+) 315 Fund City of Durham Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation National Endowment for the Arts North Carolina Arts Council PRODUCER ($25,000+) Jody and John Arnhold/Arnhold Foundation Asian Cultural Council Anonymous The Shubert Foundation

PIONEER ($5,000+) Brenda Brodie Carolina Woman Magazine+ Susan and Thomas Carson Nancy and Tom Carstens John W. Claghorn III and RBC Durham/Chapel Hill Magazine+ Bruce and Rebecca Elvin Mary Love May and Paul Gabrielson Susan T. Hall Richard and Ford Hibbits Nancy Carver McKaig Nasher Museum of Art New England Foundation for the Arts Caroline and Arthur Rogers RTI International Russell Savre SunTrust Foundation Taiwan Academy of TECRO/Ministry of Culture in Taiwan The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc.* The Harkness Foundation for Dance The Jones Dance Education Scholarship Trust for Mutual Understanding WUNC+

INVESTOR ($1,000+) Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Anonymous 1 Anonymous 2 Sarah and Christopher Bean Melinda Beck and David Thomas Suzanne Begnoche and Pavan Reddy Connie and Elliot Bossen, Silverback Foundation BridgePoint General Contracting Bull City Designs Classic Graphics* Chris and Angela Combs C. T. Wilson Construction Company, Inc. Craven Allen Gallery, House of Frames* Dancing Angels Foundation Deborah Demott Duke Energy Foundation Durham 150 John and Carolyn Falletta Joseph Fedrowitz and Mitchell R. Vann Claire Fefer Pamela and Isaac Green Laura and Bob Gutman Jewelsmith, Inc. C. Thomas Kunz and Rosemarie Sweeney EiIeen Greenbaum and Larry Mintz Tom Mitchell and Jill Over Jodee Nimerichter and Gaspard Louis, in memory of Marie Luna Gilles, Mary Lou Nimerichter and Rodger Belman Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC Benson and Francine Pilloff RED Collective: Connie Semans and Chloë Seymore Mary B. Regan Paul and Ann Sagan, in honor of Judith Sagan Saladelia Café and The Mad Hatter’s Café and Bakeshop Angela Williams Sessoms, in honor of Christopher Cherry Helen and Richard Tapper The Israel Center of the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation Dianne and Daniel Vapnek Wells Fargo Widmark Family Fund of Triangle Community Foundation

CREATOR ($2,500+) American Tobacco Campus Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Inc. Alison S. Bowes

LEADER ($500+) Carolyn Aaronson ACME Plumbing Company AEDAN Workshop

SUSTAINER ($10,000+) Fox Family Foundation Thomas R. Galloway Giorgios Hospitality & Lifestyle Group & Parizade* Curt C. Myers Parkinson’s Foundation Adam Reinhart Charles L. Reinhart Susan Rosenthal and Michael Hershfield Barbra and Andy Rothschild Judith Sagan The Esther and Otto Seligmann Foundation, Inc. The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Thomas S. Kenan Foundation

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Duke Health Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation Dr. James A. Frazier Carlton Midyette Eugene Oddone and Grace Couchman Dr. James and Florence Peacock Anne and William Sena, in memory of Sue Crawford James N. Siedow, in memory of Mary Siedow Vincent and Ethel Simonetti, in memory of Ethel Tison Chaffin Smitten Boutique Bill and Lucy Stokes Spain-USA Foundation Cultural Center The Forest at Duke

Alliance Architecture Jason and Ingrid Amsden Artworks/the Studio Atelier N Fine Jewelry Blackman & Sloop Certified Public Accountants Steve and Pat Bocckino BuildSense Dan and Kathy Burns, in memory of Allen D. Roses MD and in honor of Russ Savre Rosie Canizares Diane and Chuck Catotti Sharon M. Connelly Rachel Davies Robin L. Dennis Duke Asian | Pacific Studies Institute Ruth and Victor Dzau Elkin Family Fund Eno Ventures Rachelle Feldman Gayla Halbrecht Kate Kadoun, in memory of Stephanie Reinhart Gene and Diane Linfors McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle Measurement Durham LLC Morgan Imports Nelson and Company, P.A. NuvoTaco Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York Pappas Capital, LLC. Vicky Patton and Bob Chapman Patricia S. Peterson David and Ingrid Pisetsky Anne and Billy Pizer Robbin Richardson Gerry Riveros and Gay Bradley Katherine Seligmann Upright Athlete Kevan VanLandingham Ward Design Group Senator Mike and Sarah Woodard ZimZoom Photo Booth* Zola Craft Gallery COLLABORATOR ($250+) Kathryn Andolsek Amy and Jay Andorfer Ellen and Phil Baer Deborah Barab David and Michelle Beischer Sasha and Sara Berghausen Blue Corn Café * Kayla Briggs Mimi Bull Nicola Bullock Carol and Webb Burgess Ellen Cassilly and Frank Konhaus Marty Clemons Jeffrey Collins and Rose Mills Linda Y. Cooper and John Wasson, Jr. Leah Cox and Bob Bursey Todd Dickinson and Helen Kalevas Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership Dan and Natalie Dunn James and Jane Finch Edith Gettes and Jason Thomas Niti Goel and Dennis Walling


CONTRIBUTORS Jill Goldstein Paula and Dale Graff John and Lucy Grant Judy and Shannon Hallman Scott and Julie Hollenbeck Charlotte and Andrew Holton Jane Hoppin Joy Javits and Ken Simon Jillian Johnson Michael and Mary Justice Steve Kennedy Jane Kestenbaum and Stewart Johnson Nathan and Brianne Kibler Annette Kirshner Kevin LaBar Lynn and Daniel Langmeyer Loaf * Edward and Connie McCraw Lisa J. McQuay Jeanne and Brian L. Murray Barry Nakell North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign Flora O’Brien John Victor Orth Philip Pavlik Patricia Petersen and Douglas Young Jeffrey & Joanna Post Laura and Matt Roe Sandy and Art Rogers Anya Peterson Royce, in memory of Jonathan Wolken James A. Sanders, in memory of Dora Sanders Steve Schewel and Lao Rubert Sophia and Jeannette Sharp-Oakes Maria Siegel Svetkey - van der Horst Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Mary Thacher The Mad Popper * Anne Wall Thomas Total Wine * Nancy Trovillion and Jamie Wallace ENTHUSIAST ($100+) Anonymous Aloft Durham Downtown * Kitty Bergel BLOK Architecture, PLLC. Julia Borbely-Brown Karen Campbell and Bob Galloway Mary and Tom Clayton Cindy and Thomas Cook Janet Dale Sarah Deutsch Eastcut Sandwich Bar * Salena and Doug Elish Courtney Ellis Dawn Enochs Muki W. Fairchild and Charles Keith Joyce and David Gordon, in honor of Jodee Nimerichter Phil and Harriette Griffin Thurman Grove and Tracy Traer Gughupf Bakery, Café, and Restaurant * Deborah and Keith Hall Tom and Polly Harris Treat Harvey and Regina de Lacy, in honor of Jodee Nimerichter and Gaspard Louis Brian Hogg

Joseph P. Horrigan Wendy Hower Mary Ann Huey Kevin and Kista Hurley Deborah and Jim Jenson Sara Juli Drs. Samuel Katz and Catherine Wilfert Shelley Keir Parisa Khobdeh Marlene Kibler, in honor of Cynthia Wyse Randy and Cathy Lambe Shelli Lieberman Nicole Ligon Judi Lilley Michelle Lin William Lynch Rikki Mangrum Elaine and Lee Marcus Gary Pakes and Pat Mydlow Neomonde * Richard and Janice Palmer Parker and Otis * William R. & Margaret C. Pearson John and Kathy Piva, in memory of Jacquline Zinn Margaret and Justin Potnick Rao Family Foundation Floalice Reaves Jeanne Ruddy and Victor Keen Michael D. Rychener Ricka Samulski Sandra Scheuber Beryl and Leigh Sherman Scott Shore and Rebecca Boston Steven and Wendy Sorin Karen Soskin and Stephen Haskin Paula Stober and Willard Bucklen Ellen Stone The Gratitude Fund Rob Maddrey and Mark Tulbert Robert W. Upchurch Tim Walter Kathleen and Roger Webster Martin Wechsler and David Fanger Myra and Nils Weise Lynn E. Whitaker Allen and Claire Wilcox Sandra Zellinger

Jean M. H. Jung Marjorie Lancaster Sarah Lanners Patricia Manning, matched by IBM Alice Yeaman and Tom Marriott Dr. Peter Orton Nancy Proia Loren Sass Tanya Schreiber Meg and Jose Solera Dr. and Mrs. Dallas Stallings, in honor of Jodee Nimerichter Emma Steadman Gale Touger David and Sallie Verner, in memory of Ethel Chaffin Daryl Farrington Walker, in honor of Lola Davis Jones Gwinn Ward Mary Water Tovah Wax and Lucjan Moldzak Corlis Wood Susan Griffin Worth and Jeff Worth P. S. Yongue PAUL TAYLOR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP Noah Aberlin Gracia Barry Janet Blue Helen Drivtas Larry Mintz & Eileen Greenbaum Thomas Denny O’Neal and Helen Drivas Melodie Griffin Pugh Judith Sagan Fidelia Thomason John Tomlinson Raegan Wood Susan Griffin Worth and Jeff Worth CONTRIBUTOR KEY * In-Kind Community Partner + Media Sponsor

FRIEND ($1-$99) Jennifer Albright Anonymous Anonymous Alexander Creedgan Betka Evelyn S. Bloch & Family Chris and Mandy Brannon Katherine Soule Burk Liana Cliff Daniel Ellison Donald Fornoff Misty Gay Jenny and John Grant Priscilla A. Guild Scott and Richard Hill Ivy Hoffman and Megan Valentine in honor of Daliah Elvin Julie Horton and Bill Beard Robert Jankowski

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