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summer at

adf June 11–July 26, 2009

Charles L. Reinhart, Director

Duke University

Jodee Nimerichter, Co-Director

Durham, NC

Donna Faye Burchfield, Dean


For six glorious weeks each summer at the ADF, we all share in the deliberate and dedicated daily practice of paying attention to and supporting dance and dance making. This ongoing ritual that is the ADF activates an important history and produces something unforgettable each year. I invite you to join us this summer as students and faculty

Contents 1 Invitation from the Dean

come together to be

2 Introduction

“inside� this distinct moment in this time

3 The School at the ADF 5 Endowed Chairs for Distinguished Teaching, ADF Faculty 9 Financial Assistance

of dance.

10 Support Services 11 Application Instruction and Fees 12 Application Dean


14 Evaluation Forms

The American Dance Festival


ounded in 1934 in Bennington, Vermont, with choreographers

Martha Graham, Hanya Holm, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman, the Festival serves professional and pre-professional dancers from around the world at the School at the ADF. The site of 609 premieres, the Festival plays a critical role in increasing the repertories of companies through its commissions and reconstructions; what is seen at the ADF is ultimately seen by audiences throughout the world. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “the most important gathering of modern dance professionals and students in America,� the School at the ADF provides world-class instruction to hundreds of dance enthusiasts. Performing Companies An essential component of the student experience during the summer is the opportunity to see some of the best modern dance companies performing today. Full-time Six Week School, Four Week School, and Dance Professional Workshop students will receive a complimentary ticket to one performance by each visiting company in the ADF performance series. At press time the 2009 line-up had not been announced. Please check the ADF website,, in the spring for more information. 2

Six Week School (SWS) June 11–July 26 The staff, faculty, and students are a diverse and eclectic group, ranging from students seeking an early artistic experience to those with an eye on the professional world. Full-time SWS students must attend for six weeks and will take three two-hour classes that meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. WFSS (pronounced “woofs”) are classes that meet on Wednesdays, Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. WFSS give students an opportunity to draw connections by personalizing, creating, and expanding their experiences through participation in a variety of artistic endeavors—a festival within a festival. Projects, seminars, jams, salons, and showings express multiple ways students might choose to connect and present work in alternative contexts. The minimum age for application to the SWS is 16. Six Week School students under the age of 18 will live in a supervised dorm. *Part-time SWS students may take one or two classes for the six weeks. Part-time students will be given registration numbers along with full-time students and register for classes after all the other students. Part-time students are not eligible for ADF financial aid or complimentary tickets to ADF performances. For SWS details please visit our website at

Four Week School for Young Dancers (FWS) June 28 – July 25 Directed by Jeffery Bullock The Four Week School immerses students in an intergenerational and international community of dance, providing a fun yet intensive program of study designed to meet the needs of mature students ages 12 to 16. Students take three classes each day, four days a week, and participate in special workshops and master classes offered by guest artists on Wednesdays and weekends. Classes include modern, ballet, hip-hop, African dance styles, composition, and repertory. The focus of this program is to expose students to a wide range of dance styles and techniques. Instructed by an outstanding faculty, students at all levels work to increase their technical and expressive capabilities in a positive and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to work together and are challenged to think in new ways 3

Technique The ADF is a place to go to be surprised. The weekly schedule and close interaction with faculty is the foundation of what makes the ADF unique. You have the rare opportunity, away from your daily routine and placed in such an unusual environment, to integrate what you are experiencing right away into your present. Over the six weeks your communal reactions and relationships can change your life, absolutely. Knowledge and research is gathered and questioned, creating the bonds that you develop with your classmates, teachers, and colleagues. Those relationships will continue to develop beyond your time at the festival. The ADF can regenerate your philosophy of dance or generate one from scratch. – Jennifer Nugent and Pamela Pietro

Some thoughts on SWS practice

Improvisation The purpose of improvisation classes at the ADF is to engage students in an exploration of their creativity. Not overly concerned with a ‘right’ and a ‘wrong’ way to proceed, many different strategies will be used to draw out each participant’s personal and individual dance. There are skills and techniques of improvisation, and the various classes will investigate several of them. These include releasing technique, contact improvisation, improvisation with speaking while moving, improvisation in site specific situations, Improvisation Technologies, etc. In some situations this improvisation work will be an end unto itself, and sometimes it will be used as a compositional tool to lead each student to find his or her unique choreographic voice. There will also be a weekly improvisation jam where students can practice their skills in a safe and supportive environment. – Ishmael Houston-Jones

across stylistic boundaries. Learning experiences go beyond the studio: students have the unique opportunity to view performances by many of the most outstanding dancers and choreographers working today. Scheduled museum visits, music classes, and panel discussions involving the legendary and cutting-edge forces in modern dance provide a rich atmosphere for inquiry. Young dancers become aware of the breadth and depth of the contemporary dance world.

Dance Professionals Workshop (DPW) Directed by Ursula Payne DPW participants are invited to choose one of the available weeks to attend the Festival. The weeks offered are June 21-27, June 28-July 3, July 5-11, July 12-18, and July 19-25. Participants will design their course schedules from the Six Week School curriculum. They can take classes, observe faculty and students from around the globe, view performances, and meet informally with faculty and members of the ADF community. This uniquely designed program allows participants

Some thoughts on WFSS

WFSS (pronounced “woofs”) are classes that meet on Wednesdays, Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. WFSS give students an opportunity to draw connections by personalizing, creating, and expanding their experiences at the ADF through participation in a variety of artistic endeavors — a festival within a festival. WFSS courses are offered on a drop-in basis, as well as special projects and seminars that progress through a six-week series. All Six Week Students take part in WFSS.

Selected examples of available WFSS courses:

Bodywork, Critique Jams, Dancing

for the Camera, Dance Notation, Editing Workshop: Mediating Dance, Faculty/Student Lunchtime Chats, Friday Evening Community Chats, History Jams with MFA Candidates, Improv Jams, Mapping The Body’s Personal History, classes with visiting performing companies, Open Showings, Pilates Seminar, Post-Performance Discussions, Student Concerts, Up Close with the Artists, Video Workshop:

WFSS Projects (at press time) • Archives Project: Pearl Primus with Ursula Payne • Forsythe Project with Richard Siegal • Paul Taylor Project with Ruth Andrien • Shen Wei Project with Sara Procopio and James Healy • Dorfman-Race Performance Project with David Dorfman and Lisa Race

Embodied Technology... and more!

Students and faculty come to the ADF to share in the modern dance tradition of collaboration and creative exploration. Repertory and Performance The exposure to challenging, diverse repertory is a powerful component in the artistic development of a dancer. At the ADF students build experience by learning and performing specific dance works, both contemporary and historical, of preeminent choreographers. Over the course of the six weeks students will have time to grow, rehearse, and perform. Participation in Repertory classes is determined by open auditions held during preview weekend. – Abby Yager Composition From fundamentals of choreography, to new and exciting ways of mixing dance with other media, the composition courses focus on the imaginative act of making dances. – Donna Faye Burchfield Past/Forward & More Students chosen to participate in the Past/Forward program will perform on a shared program in Reynolds Industries Theater as a part of the ADF performance series. At press time, this year’s Past/Forward will include a Laura Dean reconstruction by Rodger Belman and a new work by Faye Driscoll. Mark Dendy will also be collaborating with students on site-specific works to be performed throughout the duration of the festival. to personalize their ADF experience according to their professional needs and interests. It is important to note that Six Week School classes are accumulative in nature, and faculty may choose to build upon the previous weeks’ classes. Participants should be aware that ADF observes the 4th of July holiday and the class schedule for that day may be altered. Participants must check in by noon on the Sunday of their selected week.

HU/ADF Programs HOLLINS UNIVERSITY/ADF MFA PROGRAM Now in it’s fifth year, the 60-credit MFA offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves for six weeks in the legendary international community of the ADF, followed by an intimate learning atmosphere at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Few graduate programs can provide students with a wide range of experiences, opportunities, and imaginative approaches to thinking about dance. Students have direct exposure to the art form in a multitude of ways, from studio to stage and from history jams to theory salons. The program offers a flexible, yet rigorous, course of study. Using the

resources of both institutions, the program offers a Year Residency Track and Low Residency Track, and a new open track which combines courses in an individualized way. The students and faculty establish a unique community of committed artists/scholars that range in ages and experiences. Members of this remarkable group spend a good deal of time together and inspire one another. New Post Baccalaureate Certificate As students complete their undergraduate degrees and prepare for a professional career in dance or graduate study, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) offers a year of time, support, and networking. The program is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in a focused work environment that has a direct professional relationship to choreography, performance, and portfolio development. BA/BFA A combined BA/BFA is also available. For more information please visit


Endowed Chairs for Distinguished Teaching

ADF Faculty

Awardees of the Balasaraswati/ Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Chairs for Distinguished Teaching

Glenna Batson, MA, PT, DSc (Masters, Dance Education and Physical Therapy, Doctorate, Physical Therapy, Neurology); 35 years in movement arts and science; apprenticed with Irene Dowd in ‘77; internationally recognized teacher of Alexander Technique and dance science; founded The Wise Cracks older women’s pickup company in ‘05; ADF faculty since ’86.

Douglas Becker, Teacher, choreographer; first generation dancer William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt; based in Brussels, Belgium; guest faculty PARTS Brussels, National Conservatory

Carolyn Adams Carolyn Adams danced with The Paul Taylor Company from ‘65-‘82, is artistic director of the New York State Summer School of Dance, and, with her sister Julie A. Strandberg, founded the American Dance Legacy Institute and the Harlem Dance Foundation; holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSW from Fordham University; recently created a dance curriculum for children with autism; has taught at The Juilliard School since ’83; co-produced the “Images and Reflections” documentaries on artists of the New Dance Group, and conceived the Repertory Etudes™ Project, which commissions choreographers to create short solo studies based on their signature works; these Etudes are made available to dancers and educators as training and performance tools.

Ruth Andrien Former Paul Taylor Dancer; teaches, choreographs, and restages Taylor’s works nationally and internationally; Repertory Etudes Workshop Director for The American Dance Legacy Institute; has taught at the Paul Taylor Studio, Southern Methodist University, Harvard University, MIT, University of the Arts, Jacob’s Pillow, NYSSSA, Brown University, Towson University, U/Arizona, Temple University, UC Irvine, Ursinus College, Interlochen Arts Academy, Booker T. Wahington HSPVA. MFA graduate of HU/ADF Program; directs the Paul Taylor Dance Project at ADF.

Sharon Kinney Dancer, choreographer, teacher and filmmaker; began dance training in Dayton, Ohio; attributes her love of dance and teaching to her early teachers Josephine & Hermene Schwarz and Helen P. Alkire; danced in the companies of Paul Taylor, Dan Wagoner, Yuriko and Twyla Tharp among others; Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University for 15 years and has been on the faculties of Cal State University, Long Beach, UCLA, Ohio State University, NYU, Julliard, Pratt Institute, Adelphi University as well as teaching various residencies in this country, Europe, South America and Asia; in ‘72 began choreographing her own work and has choreographed over 30 dances for the stage and 3 major motion pictures; has taught for 11 summers at ADF and directed the International Choreographers Workshop from ‘85-’87.

of Lyon, returning resident artist in the Hollins University dance department and serving as the Hollins University European Dance Curator for the program’s various international extended study projects; HU/ADF faculty since ‘06.

Rodger Belman, Assistant Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn; reconstructor of Laura Dean’s masterworks; member, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians ‘89–‘95; performed with Twyla Tharp, Rachel Lampert, Mark Taylor, Joy Kellman; academic teaching/residencies: East Carolina University, University of Georgia, University of Wisconsin, George Mason University; MFA in Dance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Jeffery Bullock, Danced with the North Carolina Dance Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks; trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts; MFA in Choreography from the University of Iowa; taught at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Iowa; joined the Hollins University Dance Program in ‘04; Korean Dance Festival ‘06 & ‘08; ADF/Korea ‘00, ‘04; ADF/Russia ‘00; ADF/ Mongolia ‘04, ‘05; ADF faculty since ’98.

Donna Faye Burchfield, Dean of the ADF and artistic

director of the HU/ADF MFA program is a professor of dance at Hollins University. Now in her 28th year at the festival, she uses her creative energies teaching, mentoring and searching for new ways for dance to exist and thrive.

Tymberly Canale, Born in Pittsburgh, PA; performer with

New York based Bessie and Obie award winning company Big Dance Theater since ‘95; performed with David Neumann, Stacy Dawson, and Richard Move; has shown work in NY through Catch, AUNTS and VIA and Exit Festivals in France; new ADF Faculty.

Tessa Chandler, Ballet career in Europe during 90’s, dancer with Molissa Fenley & Dancers (NYC) from ‘03-‘06. Independent engagements in NYC as performer/teacher/movement director since ‘01. Currently: Adjunct Faculty Barnard College (ballet & Feldenkrais), MFA candidate HU/ADF; born in Birmingham, AL; BA, Columbia University; ADF Faculty since ‘08.

Ananya Chatterjea, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Theater Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota; Artistic Director of Ananya Dance Theatre (; author, Butting Out: Reading Resistive Choreographies

Through Works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Chandralekha; recently performed in Osaka (Dance Box Festival), Jakarta (Indonesian Dance Festival), and Kuala Lampur (Sutra Dance Theater); ADF Faculty since ’08.

Shani Collins, BA in Dance from Hollins University; MFA in Dance from HU/ADF; performed with EVIDENCE, a dance Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Urban Bush Women,


Sara Procopio

Ishmael Houston-Jones

among others; 2006 New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”)

Abby Yager

Brenda Daniels

Pamela Pietro

Kimberly Fitch, Collaborating dance musician for the

Award Winner; her company, Eternal Works, is committed to the

past 17 years at numerous universities and festivals all over the

healing empowerment of women and presents works in NYC and

country; graduate of Ohio University in Art History and Studio Art

abroad. ADF Faculty since ‘06.

with her graduate work in Vocal Performance; specialist in avant

Elizabeth Corbett, Former dancer with Forsythe’s

garde, graphic notation, primitive Appalachian music and period

Frankfurt Ballet; teaches ballet, improvisation, and Forsythe

jazz; a student of Ruth Zaporah and is currently working at Iowa

repertory internationally; Dance Coordinator for PARTS,

State University as an accompanist and resident composer; ADF

Brussels ‘99–‘06; former dancer with The Joffrey Ballet and the

faculty since ’08.

Milwauke Ballet; choreographic assistant for William Forsythe and for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; taught for PARTS, Rosas,

Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Scholarship student at The Ailey School and attended The Juilliard School; performed

Impulstanz Vienna, Cullberg Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Circuit-Est

with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where she danced

Montreal, Pretty Ugly Dance Company, ADF faculty since ’06.

for 13 years as a principal dancer; currently Assistant Professor in

Douglas Corbin, Pianist; on the faculty of Florida State University; worked with Merce Cunningham Company, American Ballet Theatre, David Howard, Arena Dance in Zürich, Jurriens Stiftung, Amsterdam, Noriko Hara, Hiroshima, Peter Goss, Paris, Ballet Contemporáneo de Caracas, Szedgedi Kotars Ballet, Hungary; ADF faculty since ’06.

Jefferson Dalby, Rock-and-roll piano player; accompanies class using percussion, flute, electric percussion, and many piano styles; bandleader of the Jazzphibians; performed with Fort Worth’s Hip Pocket Theatre, Jubilee Theatre, and Sojourner Truth Players; former accompanist at Fort Worth Ballet, Boston

the Department of Dance at Towson University and on the faculty of the Baltimore School for the Arts; received MFA in dance from HU/ADF; new ADF faculty.

Natalie Gilbert, Director of ADF musicians and licensed massage therapist; teaches piano privately, previously music coordinator OSU Department of Dance, and faculty at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and New World School of the Arts, Miami; ADF/Korea ‘90–‘92; BA: Oberlin, MA: OSU. ADF faculty since ’81.

Miguel Gutierrez, Dance and music artist, creates group work with his company The Powerful People, as well as solo

Ballet, and White Mountain Summer Dance Festival; currently

dances; work has been presented at many venues and festivals

accompanies classes at North Carolina School of the Arts; ADF

throughout the US and internationally; received a “Bessie” New

faculty since ’87.

York Dance and Performance Award for choreography in ‘06.

Distinguished Professorship in Contemporary Dance at the

Mark Haim, Artistic Director Mark Haim and Dancers,

Brenda Daniels, Ms. Daniels holds the Betsy Friday University of North Carolina School of the Arts; she has been on; ADF faculty since ’01.

Companhia de Danca de Lisboa; BFA, The Juilliard School;

the UNCSA faculty since ‘95; has a BFA from Purchase College

MFA, HU/ADF; commissions from Nederlands Dans Theater,

and a MFA from HU/ADF; ADF faculty since ’02.

Ballett Frankfurt, Joffrey Ballet, and others; full-evening solo, The

Thomas DeFrantz, Professor at MIT; Art/Dir SLIPPAGE Performance|Culture| Technology; author: Dancing Many Drums (‘02); Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey’s Embodiment of African American Culture (‘04); creative: Monk’s Mood: A Performance Meditation on the Life and Music of Thelonious Monk (NPN Tour

Goldberg Variations, performed at the ADF, Danspace Project, Kennedy Center, Russia, Korea; ‘87 NYFA Fellowship, ’88 ‘96 NEA Fellowships, ADF faculty since ‘93.

John Hanks, Graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, full-time staff musician for the Duke University Dance

‘05); Queer Theory! An Academic Travesty (NPN Commission

Program and percussion faculty for the Duke University Music

‘06); CANE (‘09); ADF Faculty since ’05.

Department; has released three CDs of music for dance; free-

Mark Dendy, Artistic Director of Mark Dendy Dance and

lance percussionist performing with many jazz, classical, theater,

Theater, (‘83-‘00); recipient of Alpert Award in the Arts; “Bessie”

and contemporary music groups throughout North Carolina;

for sustained career achievement and an Obie for the Wild Party;

music director for Jason Samuels Smith’s performances at ADF’s

Broadway credits include Taboo and the Pirate Queen; danced with Pooh Kaye, Ruby Shang, Pearl Lang, Jane Comfort and The Martha Graham Ensemble.

David Dorfman, Artistic Director/David Dorfman Dance

Festival of the Feet, ‘04–‘06; ADF faculty since ’84.

James Healy, BA in Dance from University of Nevada, Las Vegas; founding member and rehearsal director for Shen Wei Dance Arts ‘00-‘09; ADF scholarship student ‘95, ‘96, and ‘00;

since ‘85; Connecticut College/Dance Department Chair since

guest faculty University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Dance Faculty

‘04; fellowships from Guggenheim, NEA; Martha Hill Mid-Career

at The Governor’s School of North Carolina ‘08; Dancer and

Award; a “Bessie”/The Family Project; a “Barrymore”/Green

assistant to the director for Malashock Dance, San Diego ‘97-‘00;

Violin; DDD: worldwide touring and underground at ADF, BAM;

Acrobat, Las Vegas; New ADF faculty.

Disavowal at Duke; ADF student, ‘80, ‘81; ADF w/Kei Takei’s Moving Earth, ‘82; ADF faculty since ’95.

Faye Driscoll, Creates dance-theater in New York City;

Ellen Hemphill, Artistic Director, Managing Director and

co-Founder of Archipelago Theatre Company in Chapel Hill, NC; Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies and on

her recent work 837 Venice BLVD was named “one of the top 5

the faculty of Duke University’s Department of Theatre Studies since

dance shows of 2008” by the New York Times; was a member

‘93; long time member of the Roy Hart Theatre of France, where

of Doug Varone and Dancers and is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch;

she worked and performed for 13 years; ADF faculty since ’92.

new ADF Faculty.

Vladimir Espinosa, Musician and Choreographer, born

Gerri Houlihan, Associate Professor at Florida State

University; Artistic Director of Houlihan and Dancers, ‘91–‘99;

in Havana, Cuba; teacher of Latin Percussion; accompanist and

former principal dancer with Lar Lubovitch Dance Co., the

Musician-in Residence at Hollins University; graduated from the

Metropolitan Opera Ballet Co., and the Paul Sanasardo Dance

ENA (School National of Arts) in Cuba; has performed, taught and

Co.; recipient of the Basaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke

choreographed for many companies such as Caribeno (Cuba),

Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching in ‘05; MFA from HU/

Companies National de Danza (Ecuador), Orile (Cuba), and Rojo

ADF program in ‘07; ADF faculty ‘81–‘83 and since ‘89.

Oscuro (Ecuador); currently the musical director of the traditional Afro Cuban group Las Manos del Sol; ADF faculty since ‘05.


ADF Faculty (cont.)

Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dance and text-work has been performed across the US, as well as in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Latin America; his work has a foundation in improvisation, contact improvisation, authentic movement, releasing techniques, and vocal work; ADF faculty ‘90–‘91, ‘93, and since ’05.

Claudia Howard Queen, Multi-instrumentalist and composer for dance; has accompanied for over 185 dance instructors in New York & Chicago and in universities throughout the US; assistant Professor of Music for Dance at UNT in Texas, and a Fulbright Scholar at TNUA in Taiwan; ADF faculty since ’05

Rob Kaplan, Multi-instrumentalist/composer, in dance since ‘76; over seventy of his scores for choreography have been performed throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and Mexico. Currently

Movement Research in New York;

Professor and Music Director in the Department of Dance at

ADF Faculty since ’08.

Arizona State University; ADF faculty ‘95–‘98 and since ’03.

YangKeun Kim, Choreographer, teacher, dancer, writer;

Ursula Payne, Professor at Slippery Rock University of PA, received

professor at Soongeui Women’s College; president of D&SO

her M.F.A. in Dance from Ohio State

(Dance and Somatic) Association; Artistic Director of Garion

University; Certified Movement Analyst; teaching

Dance Company; artistic director of MBC Broadcasting Dance

and creative scholarship integrates the application of

Company (‘85–‘89) and One World at opening ceremony of

LMA, Dance notation, African-American history, women’s issues,

‘88 Seoul Olympic Games; received Coppanase Prize from

and performance techniques within the creative process. ADF

the Modern Dance Association of Korea, organized Korea/

faculty since ’02.

ADF since ’90; organized KDF (Korea Dance Festival) ’06; ADF

Jillian Peña, Dance and video artist presented at Dance

faculty ’03–’05, ’07, ’08.

Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, Links Hall, Chez Bushwick, Mix

Rafael Lopez-Barrantes, Co-founder of Archipelago

Brazil, the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Akademie

Theatre Company; actor, director, and teacher with the Roy Hart

der Künste Berlin; performed in work by Jennifer Allen, Ann Liv

Theatre in France (‘74-‘91); worked at the National School of the

Young, Beth Gill, and Eleanor Bauer; MFA from the School of the

Art of Puppetry in France; taught at Theatre Studies Department of

Art Institute of Chicago; BA from Hollins University; PhD candi-

Duke University (‘92 -‘07); Government of Spain appointed him as Honorary Consul of Spain in North Carolina (‘02-‘07); currently Associate Head of Acting at CalArts; ADF faculty since ‘92.

date at Goldsmiths, University of London; ADF faculty since ’06.

TaraMarie Perri, MFA, NYU Tisch Dance and certified

yoga teacher (E-RYT); developed a unique curriculum incorporat-

Amanda Miller, Founder, artistic director, and choreog-

ing classical yoga into a structure more sensitive to a dancer’s

rapher of Pretty Ugly Dance Company, formed in ‘92; toured

technical and injury prevention needs; faculty at NYU Tisch

internationally and won an array of awards and acclaim for

Dance and Joffrey Ballet School; ADF faculty ‘08.

unique collaborations; from ‘84 to ‘92 she was a founding mem-

Pamela Pietro, BFA from Florida State University, MFA

ber, principal dancer and resident choreographer of the Frankfurt

from University of Washington; performed with Anthony Morgan

Ballet under the direction of William Forsythe; new ADF faculty.

Dance Company, Michael Foley Dance, RaceDance, bopi’s black

Jennifer Nugent, Performer, Teacher, Choreographer;

sheep/dances, Houlihan and Dancers; presented choreography

danced with David Dorfman Dance from ‘98–‘07; received a

at Dance New Amsterdam, Dancespace Project and Momentum

New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award; currently

Danza Company among others; assistant to Irene Dowd since

performing with Martha Clarke; has taught and performed her

‘02; certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor; currently an

own work at universities and venues throughout the US, Korea,

Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School for the Arts; ADF

Russia, and Vietnam; ADF faculty ‘98, ‘00–‘06/’08.

faculty since ’97.

Yvonne Meier, Born in Zurich, Switzerland; since arriving

Sherone Price, Currently instructor of dance at Agnes

in New York City in ‘79, has shown her work at The Kitchen,

Scott College/Moving in the Spirit, in Atlanta, GA, and Georgia

Danspace Project, P.S. 122, and P.S. 1, among others; funding

Youth Ballet Company; dancer and choreographer with Otesha

from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation

Performing Arts Ensemble, ‘89–‘00, and Kombankofu Dance

for the Arts, and Franklin Furnace; won a New York Dance and

and Drum Ensemble ‘96–‘01; principal with Chuck Davis African

Performance (“Bessie”) Award for her piece The Shining; also

American Dance Ensemble, ‘83–present; BFA, UNC-Greensboro;

teaches Authentic Movement and Scores; ADF faculty since ’07.

MFA, HU/ADF; ADF faculty since ’95.

Kraig “Bopi” Patterson, Received his B.F.A. from

Sara Procopio, Founding member of Shen Wei Dance

The Juilliard School in ‘86, danced in the companies of Mark

Arts; current company member and artistic associate; earned

Morris, Mark Haim, Neta Pulvermacher and Ohad Naharin

undergraduate and master’s degrees from Hollins University;

among others; has served on faculty at Barnard/Columbia

co-founded the Hollins Dance Project; guest artist at Hollins

Colleges, Cornish College of the Arts, North Carolina School

University and teaching artist for Shen Wei Dance Arts through-

of the Arts, Princeton University, and Sarah Lawrence College;

out the U.S. and abroad; ADF faculty since ’07.

started his own dance company: bopi’s black sheep / dances by

Lisa Race, Work has been featured in New York City and

kraig patterson in ’96; ADF Faculty since ’08.

beyond; has taught at numerous festivals/universities around the

Jimena Paz, Working in New York since 1996 and found-

world; member of David Dorfman Dance from ‘89–‘00; received

ed XYZeta Projects in 2005; worked with the Stephen Petronio

“Bessie” in ‘95; received MFA from HU/ADF in ‘07; on faculty at

Company (‘99–‘06) Martha Clarke (‘02–‘07), Constanza Macras

Connecticut College; ADF faculty ‘97–‘02, ‘04, and since ‘06.

(Berlin), Iris Scaccheri (Buenos Aires), Molissa Fenley and Jonah

Atiba Rorie, Studied with Babatunde Olatunji, Fahali

Bokaer among others; has been showing her own work since ’01;

Igbo, Bradley Simmons, Mohamed Dacosta, Chief Bey, and Osei

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and faculty member at

Appiagyei; performed with the Andrew Cacho African Drummers


and Dancers, Resounding Steel, Collage Dance Ensemble, and the African American Dance Ensemble; toured with Baba

Abby Yager, Member of the Trisha Brown Company, ‘95–‘02; assisted reconstructions of Ms. Brown’s choreography with the Lyon Opera Ballet (France), La Monnaie (Belgium), and Le Festival International d’Art Lyrique (France); guest

Olatunji’s drummers and

teacher at Korean National University of the Arts, and Le Centre

dancers; received BA in

Choréographique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, among

Music from the University

others; currently Visiting Associate Professor at The Ohio State

of North Carolina at

University; influenced by studies of yoga, qi gong, and the Klein

Greensboro; ADF faculty since ’08.

Khalid Saleem, Percussionist, musician; former musical director for the African American Dance Ensemble; lived, worked, and studied in the Ivory Coast; worked and studied with Rose Marie Guiraud, Babatunde Olatunji of Nigeria, Ladji Camara of Guinea (West Africa), Titos Sampa of Zaire, and Les Ballet Africanes; on faculty at State University of New York-

and Alexander techniques; ADF faculty since ’03.

Ming-Lung Yang, Visiting Associate professor at The Ohio State University; former Artistic Director of Dance Forum Taipei; choreography has been presented throughout Asia, also in Australia, Holland, Switzerland, and the US; member of the Trisha Brown Company from ‘94–‘99; ADF faculty since ’00.

Jesse Zaritt, Born in Worcester, MA; BA from Pomona College (‘00), MFA From HU/ADF (‘08); performed with the

Hollins Dance Project, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and the Inbal Pinto Dance Company; recipient of a Dorot Fellowship in Israel ‘06-‘07, and LABA artist residency at the 14th St Y (Manhattan); ADF faculty since ‘08.

Brockport Dance Department; ADF faculty since ’85.

Paula Sanchez, Trained with Carmina Ocaña, Carmen Roche and at the National Ballet School; in ‘90 moved to Holland to work for Nederlands Dans Theater, during her stay

To read full faculty bios, please visit the ADF website.

there for 17 years she worked with choreographers suchas Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Saburo Teshegawara, Hans van Manen, Paul Lightfoot , Regina Van Berkel and Andrè Gingras; recently collaborated with Dogtroep, Richard Siegal and is teaching Innate Improvisation workshops; ADF Faculty since ‘08.

Shodekah, Professional beatboxer in Baltimore, MD; taking his craft wherever the passion for music brings him; rhythmic travels include collaborating with jazz, classical, and country; through his vocals alone he embodies a variety instruments from turntables to sleighbells for many techniques accompanying ballet, fire movement and bellydancing; ADF faculty since ’07.

Makeda Thomas, New York/Trinidad choreographer; artistic director of Roots & Wings Movement! which has been presented throughout Africa, the Caribbean and U.S; currently engaged as Resident Choreographer of Companhia Nacional de Canto e Dança of Moçambique and Artistic Advisor to Projecto Cuvilas; performed internationally with Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Urban Bush Women and Rennie Harris/ Puremovement ‘99-’07; MFA candidate at HU/ADF,, ADF faculty since ’08.

Richard Siegal, Artistic director of The Bakery Paris–Berlin; curator of The ADF Forsythe Festival; Artist-inResidence at ZKM; NY Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”) for visual design of As If Stranger, ‘08; honorary member of the Bolshoi’s Benois de la Danse, A MacDowell Colony fellow; named “Outstanding Dancer” by Balletanz’s Annual Critics’ Survey (‘98, ‘00, ‘03) during his tenure with William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt, ADF faculty since ’04.

Michael Wall, Worked with the José Limón Company, Mark Haim, Lisa Race, David Dorfman, David Grenke, Jen Nugent, and many others; all of his music can be found at

Artists of different generations and nationalities share; also accompanies for the Bates Dance Festival and works in the Ohio State University Department of Dance; ADF faculty ‘99–‘04, ’06, ’08.

in an incredible

Ken Ray Wilemon, Percussionist, painter; based in Durham, NC; has accompanied dance at Texas Christian University, University of Texas-Austin, Connecticut College,

time of intense

Hollins University, various ACDFA’s, and the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival (ongoing); currently staff accompanist at Meredith College, Duke University; ADF faculty since ’88.

and focused study 8

Six Week School Financial Assistance The ADF offers financial aid to over half its students in the form of scholarships, assistantships, and apprenticeships. All financial aid recipients assist with operational and administrative work at the Festival. Students dependent on financial assistance to attend the ADF School are urged to apply early and to call the School office for advice on how to cut costs. All students applying for financial assistance must submit a resume of experience and letter of recommendation. Financial assistance is available for Six Week School students only. Deadline for all financial aid applicants is April 1. Notification of all awards will be made on or after April 15. Tuition Scholarships (Requires audition) Tuition scholarships are offered to promising students who have a high level of technical ability and creative potential and who have experience in either performing or choreographing. The awards are based on both ability and financial need. Scholarship amounts range from $200 to full tuition. Tuition scholarship students are responsible for their room, board, and living expenses. Scholarship Auditions are currently scheduled for: New York, NY – January 4

Orem, UT – March 21

Orono, ME – TBA

Minneapolis, MN – March 21

University Park, PA – March 7 Roanoke, VA – March 21 Murfreesboro, TN – March 9 Los Angeles, CA – March 28 College Station, TX – March 13 San Francisco, CA – March 29 Conway, AR – March 14

Durham, NC – April 5

Akron, OH – March 19

New York, NY – April 5

Audition dates subject to change. Please check the ADF website,, for up-to-date information. staff assistant scholarships The ADF offers staff assistant scholarships to mature and responsible students who have skills to help with the operation of the Festival. Useful skills include: general office skills, receptionist experience, computer experience, babysitting experience, and audiovisual equipment operation and maintenance. Staff assistants will be required to work up to 20 hours per week and will receive a full tuition scholarship and may take three classes. Staff assistants are responsible for their room/board fees and living expenses during the six weeks. dorm counselors Mature students with related experience may apply to be dorm counselors. Counselors supervise Four Week School students and under-18-year-old Six Week School 9

students residing on campus. Counselors live with these students in the dorm and accompany them to meals and on off-campus excursions. Counselors will receive a full tuition scholarship and may take three classes. Living costs and a percentage of meals will be covered by the ADF. stagecraft apprentices Stagecraft apprenticeships are awarded to students with interest and experience in the technical aspects of dance production. Apprentices act as an integral part of the technical crew in the preparation and running of performances by the visiting companies. The work involved is strenuous and requires maturity and responsibility. Apprentices receive full tuition for two morning courses and the apprenticeship itself, which counts as a double course for those receiving academic credit. Apprentices are responsible for their room/ board fees and living expenses during the six weeks of the ADF School. cooperative scholarship The ADF matches tuition grants from sponsoring dance studios and college dance departments or groups for accepted applicants. These matches are up to $125 for studios and up to $250 for college/ university groups and departments. The ADF also offers a Hospitality Assistant position. This is a unique position for a mature student with special skills. For more information, please contact the ADF office at or 919-684-6402 For more financial assistance details, please visit the ADF website.

Student Support Services

Housing Six Week School Dorm Rooms: Participants (18 years and older) will have the option of living in a single or double. Dorms are secured buildings and the most convenient of all housing options. A limited number of air-conditioned rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Six Week School students under the age of 18 must live in the air-conditioned dorm under the supervision of counselors and adhere to regulations including curfew, visitation policy, etc. Off-Campus Housing: (For SWS students 18 years and older) The ADF compiles a summer sublet/ roommate listing and will post this on our website ( on May 1, 2009. The ADF is not responsible for any arrangements promised by the lessor. Four Week School for Young Dancers FWS students will live in the airconditioned dormitory. Experienced counselors will live in the dormitory with the students. A curfew and lightsout policy will be enforced. Dance Professionals Workshop Dorm Rooms: Participants will have the option of living in a single or double room. A limited number of air-conditioned rooms are available. Hotel: Participants who would like assistance with alternative housing, such as local hotels, please see our website for local hotel recommendations. Please note that all dormatories are located on Duke’s East Campus

Meal Plan The ADF Meal Plan is offered by Duke University Dining Services for the benefit of ADF participants. Duke University Dining Services in the East Union’s Marketplace will provide this on-campus food service. Please note that there are no refunds for unused meals. Six Week School Participants desiring oncampus meals (especially those living in Duke University dorms) are encouraged to purchase the ADF Six Week School Meal Plan, which consists of the equivalent of five breakfasts, five lunches and five dinners per week (33 total of each). This does not cover all the meals during the festival. Students will be committed to the plan once they have signed up. Four Week School for Young Dancers All Four Week School participants living on campus are on the money-saving ADF Meal Plan. The cost is included in the Four Week School room/board fee.

Flex Account Card Participants in all programs also have the option to open a FLEX account, either in addition to the ADF Meal Plan or alone. This is a declining balance account to which funds may be added at any time during the student’s time on campus. The Flex account can be used in the East Campus Union’s Marketplace and Cafe, East/Central Campus stores, vending machines, and laundry facilities — greatly reducing the need to carry cash. Prior to April 24, Participants may add funds to the FLEX Account in $25 increments, with a $100 minimum. These funds may be credited towards a student’s flex account through the ADF offices. After June 11, check-in day, students may add funds to their FLEX account through the DukeCard Office using cash, check, or debit card. The DukeCard Office does not accept credit cards. Any unused balance in the FLEX account will be refunded from Duke University in September 2009.

Health Health Insurance Participants in all programs must provide the ADF with proof of adequate health insurance coverage. This must be provided before arrival. For participants without health insurance, the ADF has made arrangements with a local insurance agency to provide reasonably priced insurance for the duration of the program. Please contact the ADF School Office if you are interested. Duke University Health Services For health needs that can be taken care of in a clinic and that often are not readily covered by insurance, Duke University allows ADF students to pay a Student Health Fee and take advantage of the outpatient services on campus, provided by the Duke Family Medicine Center. Examples of services provided include medical care for illnesses and minor injuries, medication dispensed by the Center’s pharmacy for short-term treatment of acute problems, and laboratory services when ordered by a healthcare provider at the Center. Please note that purchasing the student health service does not take the place of health insurance.

Academic Credit Academic credit is available to qualified High School graduates or rising high school seniors. Duke University records undergraduate academic progress in terms of course credit. For purposes of transfer, a full course load (3 SWS classes plus WFSS) is equivalent to eight semester hours (or two credits). Credit for work completed is subject to the approval of your institution’s registrar or admissions officer. Graduate-level students and others with a BS or BA may request advancedlevel credit, in which case their transcripts will bear a 200-level, graduate course number. For more information on Student Support Services, please visit the ADF website. 10

Application Instructions & Fees Apply Early! Students are assigned class registration numbers based on the date their application package arrives in the School Office. Students will register in numerical order. Applying early and receiving a low registration number increases the chance of getting into desired classes. Many ADF programs fill to capacity and have a waiting list. Instructions A complete application consists of: 1. Application form (page 12) 2. Résumé of your dance training, education, and professional experience 3. Application fee: Applicants must send a nonrefundable application fee of $35. (This fee is not credited toward tuition.) 4. FWS and SWS Only - One evaluation form (page 14): completed by a dance instructor Payment Six Week School/Four Week School for Young Dancers 1. Upon acceptance to the ADF, you will receive a statement of charges. 2. Within 21 days of this acceptance, a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit is due. 3. Upon receipt of the $300 tuition deposit,

students will be billed for all remaining charges. Those charges must be paid in full and postmarked no later than April 24, 2009. 4. Payment after April 24, 2009 requires special arrangements with ADF’s School and Finance offices. Refund PolicY (please read carefully) All paid tuition (less deposit), dorm room fees, and food account fees will be refunded in full only if written notice of withdrawal is received by the following dates: SWS: May 8, 2009 FWS: May 29, 2009 DPW: May 15, 2009 After these dates and before the respective programs begins: Tuition (less deposit) will be refunded for medical reasons only. A signed note from a doctor is required. Dorm room fees and Flex account fees will be refunded less a $25 administrative fee. Deposits & Flex Accounts Damage and key deposits will be refunded by December 2009, after the ADF receives final billing from Duke University. Unused portions of Flex accounts will be refunded by Duke University by September 2009.

FEES Six Week School Fees Application Fee $35 Tuition Full Time $1,925 Tuition Part Time $690/course Student Health Fee $100 SWS Meal Plan $870 Flex $100 minimum $25 increments

SWS Room Options Single AC Double AC Single Non AC Double Non AC Damage Deposit Key Deposit

$1,500 $1,175 $1,200 $920 $40 $70

Four Week School Fees Application $35 Tuition $1,695 Student Health Fee $65 Flex  $100 minimum, $25 increments Room and Board $1,500 (Double A/C room and meal plan combined) Lunch Meal Plan $210 (for FWS commuters only) Damage Deposit $40 Key Deposit $70 Dance Professionals Workshop Application Fee $35 Tuition $850 Flex $100 minimum $25 increments

DPW Room Options Single AC Double AC Key Deposit Linen Rental

For all programs, please note All housing, meal plan prices, and health fees are approximate and subject to minor revision pending notice from Duke University. Rooms will be assigned in order of receipt of payment. Air-conditioned rooms cannot be guaranteed.

How to reach us American Dance Festival Box 90772 Durham, NC 27708-0772 Phone: 919-684-6402 Fax: 919-684-5459 Email: Web:


$240 $190 $70 $35

Please include a $35 application fee with your application.

ADF 2009 Application Form

Your Name Mr./Ms._______________________________________________________________ First Middle/Initial Last/Family

Please Indicate the Program you wish to attend Six Week School (choose one) __ Full Time __ Part Time–2 classes __ Part Time–1 class __ Four Week School for Young Dancers __ Dance Professionals Workshop ________________________________________________________ Please indicate which week (DPW only)

Permanent Contact Information Please note that the ADF School office will use email as the primary way to contact students regarding acceptance and scholarships. Street Address ___________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________ State


Zip Code


Mobile Phone ___________________________________ Email


Current Contact Information Address where you can receive mail in the near future. If you are a college student, please list your address at school. Street Address ___________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________ State


Zip Code


Valid until what date? ___________________________________________________________

Date of Birth ___________________________________________________________

High School/College Currently Attending ___________________________________________________________

Race __ African American __ MultiRacial __ Latino/a __ Other

__ Caucasian __ Asian American __ Native American

Citizenship ___________________________________________________________ The ADF and Duke University offer equal opportunity of admission to all applicants. The questions on this application which concern age, sex, citizenship, and race are for the purpose of meeting federal government reporting requirements.

Have you previously attended ADF? If so, please list year and program Yes/No _____________________________________ How did you hear about ADF? ___________________________________________________________

Housing, Meals and Flex Account Options Six Week School __ I do not want a room __ Single Dorm Room __ AC__ Non AC __ Double Dorm Room __ AC __ Non AC __ Meal Plan __ Flex Account $100 or other in $25 increments____________ Four Week School for Young Dancers __ I do not want a room (Commuting from home) __ AC Double Dorm Room Plus Meal Plan __ Flex Account $100 or other in $25 increments____________ Dance Professionals Workshop __ AC Single Dorm Room __ AC Double Dorm Room __ Linen Rental __ Flex Account $100 or other in $25 increments____________ Student Health Service Fee

(Even if you opt for the health

service fee, you must provide proof of adequate insurance)

__ I would like to purchase the student health service fee __ No thanks

Academic Credit (For Six Week School Applicants only) __ Please send me an application for academic credit __ I do not wish to apply for academic credit Scholarships/Apprentices __ Tuition Scholarship __ Stagecraft Apprentice __ Staff Assistant Scholarship __ Dorm Counselor __ Hospitality Assistant If you are applying for any of these five scholarships, please provide the estimated 2008 income of your family (or your own if you are not a dependant) $__________________ Number of Dependants in your household (do not include your parents) __________________ Cooperative Scholarship Please provide the name and address of sponsoring university, college, or studio that should receive information and forms for your cooperative scholarship To the attention of:____________________________ Sponsoring institution _________________________ Street Address ___________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________ State


Zip Code


Return application and $35 application fee to: ADF School Office Box 90772 Durham, NC 27708-0772 12

ADF BOARD OF DIRECTORS Roger W. Hooker, Jr., Chair Charles L. Reinhart, President Curt C. Myers, Secretary/Treasurer F.V. Allison, Jr. Brenda Brodie Mimi Bull Nathan Clark Richard E. Feldman Meredith Frey Pamela M. Green Donald McKayle Martha Myers Allen D. Roses, M.D. Ted Rotante Barbara B. Rothschild Judith Sagan Sebastian Scripps Nancy Sokal

ADF STAFF Charles L. Reinhart, Director Jodee Nimerichter, Co-Director Donna Faye Burchfield, Dean Martha Myers, Dean Emeritus Dr. Gerald E. Myers, Philosopher-in-Residence Cynthia Wyse, Director of Administration & Finance Sarah Tondu, Director of Performances & Community Relations Dean Jeffrey, Archivist David Byrd, Director of Marketing & Communications Cayte Connell, Marketing & Communications Associate Nicolle Wasserman, Director of School Administration & Student Affairs Monica Barco, Graphic & Web Designer Michele Wilson, Executive Assistant Tarsha Kelley, Finance Assistant Jill Guyton, Office Manager/Executive Assistant Photo Credits: Daniel Clifton Sara D. Davis/ADF Gregory Georges/ADF Noah Hilsenrad Sarah Holcman Design: Noah Hilsenrad


Mail completed form to

ADF 2009 Instructor Evaluation Form

ADF School Office Box 90772 Durham, NC 27708-0772 Phone 919.684.6402 Fax 919.684.5459

For the Applicant Please fill out before handing to instructor __ Six Week School __ Four Week School Applicant Mr./Ms._____________________________________________________________________________________ First Middle/Initial Last/Family Street Address________________________________________ City ________________ State______ Zip Code____________ For the Instructor You are being asked to fill out this evaluation form, which is part of the application package for the American Dance Festival, on behalf of the applicant whose name appears above. Please fill in all appropriate information and return this form directly to the address at the top of the form. Instructor Mr./Ms._____________________________________________________________________________________ First Middle/Initial Last/Family Title_________________________________________________________________________________________ Institution or studio_____________________________________________________________________________ Street Address________________________________________

City ________________ State______ Zip Code____________

Signature____________________________________ When did the applicant study with you? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ How long has the applicant studied dance? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Does the applicant have any alignment, physical, or other problems of which we should be aware? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Please discuss the applicant’s strengths: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you think that the applicant is physically and emotionally prepared to attend a multiweek Intensive Program? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ If you would like to make any further comments on the dance ability and potential of the applicant, please attach an additional sheet of paper or use the space below. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 14

American Dance Festival Box 90772 Durham, NC 27708-0772 Phone 919.684.6402 Fax 919.684.5459 Email


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2009 School Catalog  

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