I am hosting a yoga fundraiser for Sri Lankan bomb victims. I tried MANY Durham venues, but no one wanted to donate their space. Julia Pleasants at ADF, along with the executive director, were the only exception. They gave me a prime weekend slot, for four whole sessions, in the middle of Dance Festival season, for a very small token fee. I asked if I could pay a bit more, given the inconvenience and the staffing costs and so forth, and Julia said, "No. We really believe in this cause."
Prospective event hosts: Choose ADF! The space is utterly gorgeous, and they are excellent people.
Jun 16, 2016
Since re-locating to Durham in 1978, the American Dance Festival has thrilled audiences for decades. Paul Taylor, Bill T. Jones, Pilobolus, Stephen Petronio, Shen Wei, and Doug Varon make regular appearances, and every year, new companies from around the world are show-cased.