ADF 2012 ANNUAL REPORT
This season made possible by the generous support of the SHS Foundation
Dear Friends, Thank you to all of you who participated in and helped support ADF’s 79th season! For me, this was a very special season in my new role as ADF Director. For each of you, I hope it was a season to be remembered. The six and a half weeks were filled with astonishing dance by young and pre-professional dancers, distinguished faculty, and professional companies from around the world! The 2012 ADF featured 47 performances, 18 companies and choreographers, 8 ADF company debuts, 8 world premieres, 7 ADF commissions, and 2 US premieres. Our educational programs attracted 433 dancers from 42 states and 23 countries, and over 50% of our students received tuition scholarships. We embraced wonderful local partnerships, including the co-presentation of Shen Wei’s Undivided Divided with the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and the co-presentation of ADF’s first Durham Dances and our Musicians Concert with American Tobacco in downtown Durham. And the dancing didn’t finish at the end of our season. In August ADF sent nine faculty and musicians to participate in the second annual ADF Henan. For three weeks, classes were taught at Henan Normal University in China to students from all over the country. Additionally, ADF sent a teacher to Krasnoyarsk, Russia for a two-week teaching residency as part of the New Dance Festival. Both international programs were created in collaboration with talented and dedicated ADF alum. This season, ADF history was made once again when we invited the community to celebrate the official opening of ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios. We welcome you to join us for classes! We are working to ensure that ADF’s new home is a vibrant year-round space for the community. In the next two years we have plans to accomplish even more with increased fundraising goals and more programming for “The World’s Greatest Dance Festival” (New York Post). Again, deepest gratitude to you for making the 2012 ADF Season and the work that we do all year possible! Sincerely, Jodee Nimerichter Director
THE ADF MISSION
To encourage and support the creation of new modern dance work by both established and emerging choreographers; Preserve our modern dance heritage through continued preservation of classic works, as well as through archival efforts; Build wider national and international audiences for modern dance; Enhance public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its cultural and historical significance; Provide a sound scientific/aesthetic base for professional education and training of young dancers and a forum for integrating and disseminating information on dance education.
Photos by Grant Halverson © ADF Additional photos by Lauren McKinney
AWARDS SCRIPPS/ADF AWARD
Richard E. Feldman, Esq., Jodee Nimerichter, William Forsythe, Jill Johnson
The 2012 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to acclaimed choreographer William Forsythe. Jill Johnson, protégé and 20-year collaborator of William Forsythe, presented the award to him on June 30th, with introductory remarks by Jodee Nimerichter and ADF Board Member Richard E. Feldman, Esq., prior to the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performance at DPAC, which included Forsythe’s 1993 work Quintett. The award carries a $50,000 prize and is given yearly to a choreographer who has made a significant contribution to the field of modern dance.
BALASARASWATI / JOY ANN DEWEY BEINECKE ENDOWED CHAIR The 2012 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Ana Marie Forsythe for her enormous contribution to dance education, which has spanned over five decades. Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, presented the award to Ana Marie Forsythe during a special ceremony on June 16th at Duke University’s White Lecture Hall, with a welcome from Gerri Houlihan and remarks by Jodee Nimerichter, Melanie Person, and Clifton Brown. Established in 1991, the Chair recognizes the dual role of teachers in passing on dance history and tradition and in guaranteeing the future creativity of the art form. Ana Marie Forsythe, Robert Battle
SEASON DEDICATION The 2012 ADF Season was dedicated to fervent arts advocate and ADF supporter, Mary B. Regan. Ms. Regan has worked tirelessly to promote the arts within the state of North Carolina and has been an ardent voice for the ADF. The dedication was presented to Ms. Regan prior to the season opening performance of Doug Elkins & Friends on June 14th. Front row: Mary Nagler, Dr. Allen Roses, Gaspard Louis, Jodee Nimerichter, Mary B. Regan, Jacquie Zinn
2012 SEASON PERFORMANCES COMPANIES & CHOREOGRAPHERS Doug Elkins & Friends Stephen Petronio Company Keigwin + Company Scottish Dance Theatre Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Hubbard Street 2 Monica Bill Barnes & Company Pilobolus Ragamala Dance Vertigo Dance Company Brian Brooks Moving Company Shen Wei Dance Arts (co-presented with the NCMA) Paul Taylor Dance Company Jodi Melnick Helen Simoneau Reggie Wilson Mark Morris Dance Group
KEIGWIN + COMPANY
The 2012 season hosted eight world premieres, seven of which were commissioned by the ADF, eight ADF company debuts, and two US premieres. In total, forty-seven performances took place between eighteen companies and choreographers, giving audiences the opportunity to experience historic firsts, the return of Festival favorites, and the breadth of work being created today.
Monica Bill Barnes’ Luster was commissioned by the SHS Foundation and the Charles L. and Stephanie Reinhart Fund. Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s presentation of Everything is Getting Better All the Time was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust. Monica Bill Barnes’ residency at the ADF was funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Larry Keigwin’s Contact Sport was commissioned by the ADF with support from the SHS Foundation.
The Darling Divide* by Jodi Melnick Paper Wings* by Helen Simoneau AKULALUTHO* by Reggie Wilson Contact Sport* by Keigwin + Company Luster* by Monica Bill Barnes & Company Azimuth* by Pilobolus in collaboration with Michael Moschen AUTOMATON* by Pilobolus in collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui DOUG ELKINS & FRIENDS
Skyscrapers by Pilobolus in collaboration with Trish Sie
MONICA BILL BARNES & COMPANY
*commissioned by the ADF
Jodi Melnick’s The Darling Divide, Helen Simoneau’s Paper Wings, and Reggie Wilson’s AKULALUTHO in Footprints were commissioned by the ADF with support from the SHS Foundation. Pilobolus’ Azimuth in collaboration with Michael Moschen and AUTOMATON in collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui were commissioned by the ADF with support from the SHS Foundation and the Charles L. and Stephanie Reinhart Fund. Ragamala Dance’s presentation of Sacred Earth was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
2012 SEASON PERFORMANCES
Stephen Petronio Company Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Hubbard Street 2 Ragamala Dance Vertigo Dance Company Jodi Melnick Helen Simoneau Reggie Wilson
FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES In ADF’s ongoing commitment to bring the experience of dance to the entire family, four ADF Children’s Saturday Matinees took place during the 2012 season. These hourlong, family-friendly shows by professional companies including Hubbard Street 2, Pilobolus, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Mark Morris Dance Group provided an imaginative and interactive outlet for kids of all ages to experience dance firsthand. Following each matinee, free Kids’ Parties took place in the DPAC lobby and on the DPAC lawn, featuring snacks, activities, and playtime for everyone with help from Mad Popper, Daisy Cupcakes, Paint Savvy, Wendy Feldmann Face Painting, and music by Vladimir Espinosa. MEMORY FOR MOVEMENT Dr. Ruth Day, Duke Professor and ADF’s Cognitive Scientist in Residence, continued ADF’s Audience Memory Program throughout the 2012 season. The program, based on both dance and cognitive Brian Brooks Moving Company’s presentation of BIG CITY was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Vertigo Dance Company’s presentation of Mana was supported by the Offices of Cultural Affairs, Consulates General of Israel in New York and Atlanta.
DOG by Hofesh Schechter Lay Me Down Safe by Kate Weare
science principles, used online quizzes, performance check-ups, and lab participation to answer questions such as, “How do dancers learn and remember?” and “How do audiences perceive and remember?” The program continues year-round, with the “Dance Perception Quiz” on the ADF website and other activities. POST PERFORMANCE DISCUSSIONS (PPDs) Moderated by Dr. Ruth Day, PPDs were held after performances by 13 companies at Reynolds Industries Theater and DPAC this summer. These PPDs featured lively and thought-provoking discussions with the artists. Audience members had opportunities to interact with the choreographers and dancers, ask questions, and gain insight into the creators’ work and vision. ADF and NCMA’s co-presentation of Shen Wei Dance Arts’ Undivided Divided was made possible with support from Joan H. Gillings, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke University. Stephen Petronio Company’s presentation of UNDERLAND was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.
YEAR-ROUND STUDIOS “Having a permanent space has been one of our longtime dreams. It will allow ADF to expand and reaffirm its commitment to making Durham its home and to provide the community with the very best in modern dance training. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a space so close to Duke University’s East Campus and our current offices presented itself, and we had to take it. We are indebted to our board member Richard E. Feldman and the SHS Foundation for providing the initial support we needed to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity for the ADF and hope that the community is as excited as we are.” -Jodee Nimerichter
ADF’S SAMUEL H. SCRIPPS STUDIOS
The ADF hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, July 2 to celebrate the grand opening of ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios, located on the 2nd floor of 721 Broad Street in Durham, NC. The opening of the studios marks the first time in the festival’s celebrated 79-year history that the organization owns real estate and is able to provide year-round programming at its own facilities. ADF Director Jodee Nimerichter, SHS Foundation President and ADF Board Member Richard E. Feldman, Esq., building developer Arthur Rogers of Eno Ventures, LLC, building architect Sasha Berghausen of BLOK Architecture, and ADF’s design consultant Oswald Nagler, among others, were present at the ribbon cutting ceremony along with the Durham community. Ms. Nimerichter, Mr. Feldman, Mr. Rogers, ADF Director Emeritus Charles L. Reinhart, and ADF Board Chairman Dr. Allen Roses gave opening remarks. Immediately following the ceremony, onlookers were surprised and delighted to see choreographer Mark Dendy’s site-specific work that featured local dancers, ADF dancers, and ADF musicians. The dancing continued even as community members took tours of the new space. “As a long time supporter of ADF, the SHS Foundation saw the importance of supporting this initiative by providing the lead gift to take advantage of this incredible space. This will allow ADF to continue the invaluable work they do within the dance world, as well as in the Durham community. This is another example of new ADF Director Jodee Nimerichter’s leadership and vision and commitment to the organization’s overall mission” -SHS Foundation President, Richard E. Feldman, Esq.
As part of Ms. Nimerichter’s vision to expand the ADF’s reach into the community and dance world at large, and through an incredibly generous donation from the SHS Foundation, the ADF began providing year-round dance classes and workshops to the community in September. Classes are offered for all ages and ability levels, and are taught by distinguished faculty that have been hand selected by the ADF. The classes and workshops provided through this new studio play an integral part in supporting the ADF’s continued commitment to providing a sound scientific/aesthetic base for professional education and training of dancers. Additionally, the ADF is excited to be able to use these studios to mark their commitment to Durham and to build an even larger dance community in the Triangle. Opposite page: Arthur Rogers, Dr. Allen Roses, Jodee Nimerichter Current page, top: Oswald Nagler, Sasha Bergausen, Mayor Pro Tempore Cora-Cole-McFadden , Arthur Rogers, Richard E. Feldman, Esq. (cutting ribbon), Jodee Nimerichter, Charles Reinhart
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
nder the direction of Co-Deans Gerri Houlihan and Dr. James Frazier, the 2012 ADF School hosted students from around the globe, giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture of collaboration, exploration, and creativity. The season consisted of several programs for students and professionals, ages 12-adult, which enabled students to personalize their courses of study to their individual educational needs. THREE WEEK SCHOOL The 3WS for Young Dancers, directed by Ursula Payne and Pamela Pietro, is designed to offer young dancers, ages 12-16, a program that focuses on strengthening dance technique and fostering individual creativity in a supportive environment. Students were able to take classes in various techniques including modern, ballet, African, and hip hop, while also attending a number of mainstage performances by critically acclaimed dance companies from around the globe. SIX WEEK SCHOOL The 6WS program offered over 40 classes a day each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for students ages 16 and older. These classes were supplemented by WFSS classes (Wednesdays, Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays) that offered additional ways for 6WS students to expand, deepen, and rejuvenate their movement studies in conjunction with their weekly scheduled classes. Students also had the opportunity to audition for ADF’s Footprints program, as well as the Shen Wei, William Forsythe, and John Jasperse Projects. Classes included modern, ballet, and African techniques, repertory, composition, improvisation, hip hop, archive projects, digital media, yoga, Pilates, voice and gesture, and music, among others. SCHOLARSHIPS In 2012, eighteen scholarship auditions took place in seventeen cities and fourteen states, giving students an open invitation to apply for financial tuition assistance awards. In total, 391 students attended scholarship auditions. Partial or full tuition scholarships were given to 54% of 2012 ADF students, thanks to generous support from many individuals and foundations. Special scholarships were offered in the names of Fox Family Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Durham Arts Council, Martha Hill, Gerald E. Myers, Martha Myers, Charles L. and Stephanie Reinhart, Terry Sanford, Bessie Schönberg, Estelle Sommers, Lou Wall, and Jonathan Wolken. ADF SCHOOL FACULTY Anjali Austin Monica Bill Barnes Glenna Batson Rodger Belman Lila Pierce Brown Jeffery Bullock Amy Chavasse Elisa Clark Robbie Cook Elizabeth Corbett Douglas Corbin Adam Crawley Teena Custer Jefferson Dalby Brenda Daniels Chuck Davis Thomas DeFrantz Mark Dendy Stacie Dombrowski
Irene Dowd Vladimir Espinosa Marjani Forte Elisa Foshay Eric Franklin James Frazier Michelle Gibson Mark Haim John Hanks Neil Harris Jessica Harris Andy Hasenpflug Curt Haworth Ellen Hemphill Gerri Houlihan Ishmael Houston-Jones John Jasperse LaShawn Jones Terrence Karn
Yangkeun Kim Jung-eun Kim Joyce Lindsey Rafael Lopez-Barrantes Tara Lorenzen Paul Matteson Yvonne Meier Jodi Melnick Amanda Miller Christine Nowicki Jenn Nugent Ursula Payne Jillian Peña Pamela Pietro Trebien Pollard Sherone Price Sara Procopio Claudia Queen Ariane Reinhart
Birch Robinsom-Hubbuch Atiba Rorie Khalid Saleem Carlota Santana Helen Simoneau Stuart Singer Dawn Strom Michael Wall Andrea Weber Gwen Welliver Mark Wells Ken Ray Wilemon Reggie Wilson Felice Wolfzahn Abby Yager Ming-lung Yang Jesse Zaritt
WINTER INTENSIVE Now in its 17th year, ADF’s annual Winter Intensive in New York City drew 67 students from all over the country, as well as the Dominican Republic, for 11 days of classes, performances, panel discussions, and cultural experience offerings. In addition to taking classes with distinguished faculty, students had the opportunity to see performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joe Goode Performance Group, Monica Bill Barnes and Company, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, and Kate Weare Company. They also viewed two panel discussions moderated by Kyle Abraham and Gwen Welliver about living and working as a dancer in NYC. HOLLINS UNIVERSITY/AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL MFA PROGRAM Now in its 8th year, this innovative 60-credit MFA program, led by Jeffery N. Bullock, offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves for six weeks in the international, collaborative community of the ADF, followed by an intimate learning atmosphere at Hollins University and abroad. Few graduate programs can provide students with such imaginative approaches to thinking about dance, along with such a wide range of experiences and opportunities, mentorships, and exposure to others in the international dance field. This year, 27 HU/ADF MFA students participated in the festival, which featured an abundance of MFA thesis performances on many stages throughout the summer.
DANCE PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP This summer, working dancers and teachers from across the field were invited to spend nine days at the ADF as part of the Dance Professionals Workshop, directed by Gerri Houlihan. The annual program provided the unique opportunity of studying with the ADF faculty in classes that were specifically designed to address the needs and interests of dance practitioners and educators, while also offering the freedom to explore the breadth of dance training available through the festival’s Six Week School. This season, 31 professionals immersed themselves in the program through classes, performances, panel discussions, and more. Two full tuition scholarships in honor of Donna Faye Burchfield and Dr. Charles R. “Chuck” Davis were made possible by Isaac and Pamela Green. INTERNSHIPS The ADF offered 28 internships in various areas of arts administration and performance production during the 2012 season. The internship program is designed to give participants a specialized hands-on experience with arts administration and non-profit organizations, providing all interns with an invigorating arts environment, as an integral part of the ADF staff. All interns had the opportunity to take dance classes, attend performances, and participate in weekly seminars on relevant issues in the arts including company management, fundraising, marketing, and public relations. Production interns worked with the crew for 47 performances of the ADF season featured at Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater, the Durham Performing Arts Center in downtown Durham, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADF PROJECT DANCE
eveloped in 1998 in collaboration with the Durham Parks and Recreation Department, ADF Project Dance is a special, free, year-round program led by Gaspard Louis. Year after year, ADF Project Dance exposes the Durham community to dance within the public school system, senior centers, and various parks and recreation centers. Those involved experience a wide range of activities, which give them an opportunity to learn about dance, technical theater, and the variety of skills and knowledge required to present performing arts today. In 2012, 318 workshops were held at 16 different locations.
Through Experience Dance, the ADF distributed 326 complimentary performance tickets to organizations that work with individuals, families, youth, and seniors in need who otherwise could not attend performances.
KIDS NIGHT OUT
ADF’s Kids Night Out program gave 358 youth between the ages of six and sixteen the opportunity to watch season performances for free with the purchase of a regular-priced adult ticket.
Following Hubbard Street 2’s presentation of Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure (as part of the Children’s Saturday Matinee series), ADF’s first Durham Dances took place in the DPAC lobby, where community members were invited to enjoy a free afternoon of activities. Sherone Price and Chuck Davis led a special African drum workshop, the Gravy Boys provided music that kept 900 participants dancing, Paperhand Puppet Intervention wowed crowds, kids enjoyed arts and crafts with Scrap Exchange, and everyone had a blast with the Museum of Life and Science and UNC-TV.
ADF Tours offered individuals, families, and community groups a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience the world-renowned ADF faculty and dancers hard at work. This summer, tours were led four days a week by the ADF staff, which gave over 190 visitors the chance to learn the history of the Festival as well as details about the season. Participants included Duke Provost’s Office Faculty Data Project, Beauty of the Spirit Summer Program for Girls, Mayor’s Youth Summer Employment Program, Durham County Manager’s Office Summer Program for Youth, Renaissance Summer Education Group, Upward Bound, and the East Carolina University Lifelong Learning Group.
Each summer a talented staff of musicians accompany classes and inspire students daily as they study. For the first time, the 2012 Musicians Concert was held as part of the American Tobacco Music on the Lawn series. The Durham community got to experience immense musical talent in a free outdoor concert. The American Tobacco Campus was bustling with people, including those up dancing both on the stage and on the lawn.
ADF’s newest online video project, Inside Insights, gave viewers a fun and informative glimpse of the 2012 performing companies, choreographers, and the works they were performing before they purchased tickets. ADF collaborated with dance writer and critic Nancy Wozny and filmmaker Steve Milligan on the project. ADF Project Dance was made possible through the generous contributions of the SHS Foundation, American Tobacco, Nordstrom Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, The Duke Energy Foundation, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Wells Fargo, and the City of Durham. Inside Insights was made possible with support from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
INTERNATIONAL REACH ADF HENAN
In August, the ADF sent nine faculty members to Xin Xiang for a three-week workshop at Henan Normal University in China. 74 students and teachers took classes in modern technique, composition, voice & gesture, site-specific choreography, and more. The partcipants came from Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Xin Xiang, and small Chinese provinces for the mini-ADF. Faculty included six teachers: Rodger Belman, Amy Chavasse, Daniel Clifton, Marjani Forte, Rafael Lopez-Barrantes, and Pamela Pietro, as well as three musicians: John Hanks, Andy Hasenpflug, and Ken Ray Wilemon. This marked the second year of ADF Henan, a collaboration spearheaded by ADF & Hou Ying, dancer, choreographer, teacher, and former Shen Wei Dance Arts member.
DANCING IN RUSSIA
In early August, ADF sent Lisa Race to teach for two weeks at the New Dance Festival in Krasnoyarsk, Russia in partnership with ADF alumna Elena Slobodchikova. Lisa and two other local dance teachers taught technique, composition, improvisation, and voice to 23 students.
INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS RESIDENCY PROGRAM (ICR)
For over 25 years, the ICR program has enriched the festival’s culturally diverse atmosphere by bringing 456 choreographers from 88 countries on 6 continents to the ADF. The 2012 ICR program featured 13 choreographers and dancers from Bolivia, China, Denmark, Germany, Laos, Russia, and Taiwan. For six and a half weeks, the international choreographers took part in Six Week School classes, master classes, choreographic collaborations, discussions, and an informal showing for the entire ADF community. The ICR program exemplifies how ADF’s close-knit community transcends borders. Participation in the ICR program creates lifelong friendships among choreographers and dancers from every corner of the globe, all centered around a passion for dance. This year residencies were made possible with generous support from the Asian Cultural Council, the Esther and Otto Seligmann and Arnhold Foundations, Wendy Scripps, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.
INTERNATIONAL SCREENDANCE FESTIVAL
The 17th annual International Screendance Festival, directed and curated by Douglas Rosenberg, once again explored the ever-evolving relationship between cinema and dance. Over a three-day period this July, audiences had the opportunity to view 19 juried films that represented 7 different countries: Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, the UK, and USA. Films were split into four categories: choreography for the camera, documentary productions, experimental works, and student works. During the 2012 season, Private I’s by Dana Ruttenberg was awarded a certificate of distinction. Screenings took place at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art and White Lecture Hall. ADF also hosted the launch of Douglas Rosenberg’s book Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image. The event commenced with a talk by Rodger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance at Oberlin College, and followed by a discussion between Dr. Copeland and Mr. Rosenberg.”
Durham Dances was made possible through the generous contributions of American Tobacco, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, The Noël Family Fund of Triangle Community Foundation, and the City of Durham. Additional thanks to The Kings Daughter’s Inn, Moshi Moshi, Posh The Salon, Joe Van Gogh, The Art of Cool Project, The Regulator, and Zola Craft Gallery for donating door prizes for Durham Dances.
ARCHIVES ARCHIVES During the 2012 season, the ADF Archives continued its ongoing documentation of the festival by videotaping performances, showings, classes, panel discussions, and other events. In addition, the Archives fielded research requests from scholars nationwide. This summer, the Archives hosted Amanda Wick, one of seven 2012 Dance Heritage Coalition fellows sponsored by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Amanda processed two of our archival collections, the records of the Harper Theater Dance Festival and the personal papers of Ethel Tison Chaffin, before continuing her fellowship at the Chicago Film Archives and the Ruth Page Foundation. Immediately following the festival, Director of Archives and Preservation Dean Jeffrey traveled to San Diego and presented on the Dance Heritage Coalition’s fellowship program at the Society of American Archivists annual conference. The program is funded by IMLS through 2014, and will give 14 other master’s students intensive training and practice in the skills needed to work in dance-related archives and libraries. Earlier this year, the Archives provided rare video to NBC show Rock Center with Brian Williams for a piece about Chinese dancer and choreographer Jin Xing that aired shortly after her company’s performances in New York.
2012 ADF CONTRIBUTORS CHAMPION ($100,000+)
Duke University Wendy Scripps SHS Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts
City of Durham The Esther and Otto Seligmann and Arnhold Foundations Offices of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York and Atlanta Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., member company of the Blue Wine Group
American Tobacco § Asian Cultural Council The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation New England Foundation for the Arts Our State « Parizäde § The Shubert Foundation Trust for Mutual Understanding Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass
Anonymous ABC 11 WTVD « American Tobacco Keith and Brenda Brodie Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, Inc. Carolina Woman « Durham Arts Council GlaxoSmithKline Hilton Durham § Curt C. Myers Nordstrom, Inc. South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts The Thomas S. Kenan Foundation, Inc.
Richard and Deirdre Arnold Pamela and Isaac Green The Harkness Foundation for Dance Richard and Ford Hibbits The Jerome Robbins Foundation Mary Love May and Paul Gabrielson National Film Preservation Foundation North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign RBC Wealth Management Andy and Barbra Rothschild SunTrust Foundation Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Asian/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke University Association of Performing Arts Presenters John W. Claghorn III Constellation Brands § The Duke Energy Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Israel Center of the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation Drs. Catherine and Samuel Katz Mutual Distributing Company § Noël Family Fund of Triangle Community Foundation RBC Wealth Management Nancy B. Sokal Wells Fargo Widmark Family Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Allen and Diane Wold ≈ GlaxoSmithKline
Sarah and Christopher Bean Carolina Parent « Chipotle Mexican Grill § Cindy K. and Thomas J. Cook ≈ GlaxoSmithKline Craven Allen Gallery/House of Frames § Daisy Cakes §
Ruth S. Day Rebecca and Bruce Elvin John and Carolyn Falletta Jean Fisher ≈ IBM Julie and Randy Forehand B. Gail Freeman and Susan Gidwitz Dr. and Mrs. S. Kalman Kolansky, through the Julia and Thomas Saltz Philanthropic Fund Gene and Diane Linfors Chris and Christian McGhee Motorco Music Hall § Dr. Eugene Oddone and Dr. Grace Couchman Vicky Patton and Bob Chapman Francine and Benson Pilloff Scratch Bakery § Debara Tucci and Kevan VanLandingham ≈ GlaxoSmithKline Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club § WUNC «
Pete and Lavonia Allison Eileen and Lowell Aptman Robert and Beverly Atwood ≈ GlaxoSmithKline Glenna Batson Julia Borbely-Brown Alison S. Bowes Betsy Buford and Donald Mathews Alan and Marty Finkel Robin Gallant Eileen Greenbaum and Larry Mintz Judith H. Hallman, through Fidelity Charitable Roger and Joan Hooker Moyra E. Kileff, M.D. Richard Newell and Bonnie Nevel Ninth Street Flowers § Patricia Pertalion David and Ingrid Pisetsky Allen and Claire Wilcox
604 West Village and The Pizzeria § Marianne Adams Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
Dan and Susan Barco Baba Ghannouj Bistro § Carol Cappelletti Valerie and Charles Carter Tom Daly Cathy N. Davidson and Ken Wissoker Mark R. Dearry Dawn E. Enochs Enzo’s Pizza Company § Laura and Bob Gutman The King’s Daughters Inn § Dr. Kevin LaBar Naila Gazale Lowe The Mad Popper § Lisa J. McQuay Kellie Melinda Tom Mitchell and Jill Over Noodles & Company § No Regret Productions § John Victor Orth Graciela Herzog Robinson Ted Rotante Anya Peterson Royce Sanders Florist, Inc. § Six Plates Wine Bar § Ryan Smith and Kristine Schmit Arthur M. Squires Svetkey – van der Horst Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Alice and Clarke Thacher Anne Wall Thomas, in memory of Lou Wall Wellspring Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Barbara Wentworth Martha Zeagler and Kelly Shirley
Anonymous Alivia’s Durham Bistro § Ellen and Phil Baer Jane and Albert Bender Laura Benedict and John Morris Benjamin Vineyards and Winery§ Deborah Brogden Carol Burgess Judy Byck and Eric Mlyn Charles and Evelyne Byrd Lewis A. Cheek
Miriam Cooke and Bruce Lawrence Sue Coon and Conrad Weiser Linda Y. Cooper Suzann and Jim DeLapp Robin L. Dennis Robert and Nancy Deutsch Sarah Deutsch The Dryden Family Duke University’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs Jim and Jane Finch Gary and Pela Gereffi Niti Goel and Dennis Walling Paula and Dale Graff Richard and Lonna Harkrader Ernestine and Merel Harmel Brian E. Hogg Julie H. Hollenbeck Charlotte and Andrew Holton Jane Hoppin Karen W. Hubbard Mary Ann Huey Jimmy John’s § Sara Juli and Chris Ajemian John Kane Kevin B. Kelly Gigi Krapels Mark and Brenda Kutcher Elaine and Lee Marcus Tim and Linda McGloin Moshi Moshi Golden Belt § Samuel Jacob Oakley Norman G. Owen and Roberta Yule Owen
CONTRIBUTOR (GIFTS UNDER $120)
Arzu Ozoguz Papa John’s Pizza § Robert Peet John Pennington Murry and Jerry Perlmutter Posh The Salon § Jane and David Richardson Diane Robertson David Rogers Michael and Elizabeth Schoenfeld Vincent and Ethel Simonetti Dana L. Smith Bill Spiegel Dr. Dallas T. Stallings Ira N. Swain Alan B. Teasley Gale Touger Tyler Walters and Julie Janus Walters Betsy Ward-Hutchinson Laura Weisberg and David Wong Wilkie and Linda Wilson Susan and Duncan Yaggy Douglas Young and Patricia Petersen ≈ GlaxoSmithKline
Stephen T. Gheen Arthur Gray Gliter III John and Lucy Grant Thurman Grove Guglhupf § Priscilla Guild Carol and Nortin Hadler Charles and Cheryl Hall Thomas A. Harris Treat Harvey and Regina de Lacy Rachel Hodos Rodney E. Hood Wendy Hower Livingston Kevin and Kista Hurley International Delights § Joe Van Gogh § Christa and Sheridan Johns Lauren Johnson Lori N. Jones Jeanie Jung Sid Klotz and Richard Elmore Randy and Cathy Lambe Trisha Lester and Jerry Oster
Anonymous Gwendolyn A. Alston Takiyah Nur Amin Kathryn Andolsek The Art of Cool Project § Rachel Ash Judith Bailie Timothy D. Barco Ann Barlow Richard and Carol Beck Frederick Evan Benz Bill and Evelyn Bloch Nancy and Christopher Bolen Barbara Branson Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery § Karen Campbell and Bob Galloway Charles Carver Jody and Ronnie Cassell Daphne L. Chesson Dr. Janet G. Clarke-McLean Fiona Cook Harry Dawley Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Dawson Curt and Judy Eshelman Joan W. Fabso Muki Fairchild and Charles Keith Shirley D. Few Francesca’s Dessert Café § Alfred and Denise Friedrich ≈ IBM David Milo Fryling and Pamela Alberta Oswald H. Ganley
Shelli Lieberman Adrienne Lithman Elizabeth Livanos Roberta L. Lyman William Lynch Lauren Markley Jim and Beth Maxwell Ann and Eugen Merzbacher Mick Michelle Charles Millard Bridget Miskell Erdem Narter John and Dorothy Neter Jen Nolan Denny O’Neal and Helen Drivas Eve and Bill Olive Mary Pardo Lynda Payne Jones Rebecca L. Perritt Patricia S. Petersen Jinxiu Piao Prodigal Farm§ The Regulator Bookshop § Barbara H. Rhoades Barbara C. Rodbell Susan Ross and Tom Hadzor David Saltonstall Rebecca R. Shaw Scott Shore and Rebecca Boston Jim and Mary Siedow Maria Siegel Betsy Smith Eric Smith Jim and Sue Stinson
Paula Stober and Willard Bucklen, through Fidelity Charitable Samuel and Virginia Stone T.G.I. Friday’s § Anne Wall Thomas, in memory of Shannon Hallman Katrin Thompson Robert W. Upchurch Challenger and Debra Vought Art Waber and Alyson Colwell-Waber Daryl Walker Robert Weaver Jonathan Wilfong and B.W. Baker Terri Young Zola Craft Gallery §
CHARLES L. AND STEPHANIE REINHART FUND PRODUCER ($10,000+)
Fox Family Foundation
Judith Sagan Yabin Wang
Sharon M. Connelly, in memory of Dr. Gerald E. Myers
Jim and Jane Finch Hardin and Linda Minor, in honor of Kassie Minor C. Miller Sigmon, in honor of Mary Regan
Mimi Bull Robin L. Dennis Joseph Fedrowitz and Mitchell R. Vann Dr. and Mrs. William T. Hardaker, Jr.
FRIEND ($120+) Patricia Manning ≈ IBM Anya Peterson Royce
CONTRIBUTOR (GIFTS UNDER $120) Shelli Lieberman
CONTRIBUTOR KEY § In-Kind Community Partner ≈ Matching Gift Contribution « Media Sponsor
Cover page photo: Pilobolus Back cover page photo: Doug Elkins & Friends
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Non-Profit Organization US Postage PAID Durham, NC Permit No. 987
The 2012 Annual Report for the American Dance Festival