Burchfield to Leave ADF School

Donna Faye Burchfield will leave her post as dean of the American Dance Festival School in Durham, North Carolina, at the end of the 2010 ADF season to become director of the University of the Arts School of Dance in Philadelphia.

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ADF Dedicates Season to Tallman Trask

The American Dance Festival has dedicated its 2010 season to Dr. Tallman Trask III, executive vice president of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where the annual festival is held. Trask “has long been an ally of the ADF, helping shape the mutually collaborative relationship between the Festival, Duke University, . . .

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ADF Teaching Award for Yang Meiqi

Yang Meiqi, who pioneered modern dance in her native China, will be awarded the 2010 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching by the American Dance Festival in a ceremony July 18 at Duke University’s West Campus in Durham, North Carolina. Choreographer Shen Wei, founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts and a former student of Yang Meiqi, will speak at the ceremony.

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ADF to Announce Festival Lineup

The American Dance Festival will announce the lineup for its 77th season, “What Is Dance Theater?” and host a dance party on March 19th at The Cotton Room at Golden Belt in Durham, North Carolina. Door prizes will include a pair of season subscriptions.

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Wanted: Dance Movies

The American Dance Festival has issued a call for film and video entries for its 15th annual Dancing for the Camera Festival, to be held June 25 to 27 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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