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American Dance Festival releases 2012 schedule

Posted April 2, 2012 4:42 p.m. EDT

The American Dance Festival is gearing up for its 2012 season. 

The schedule, announced last week, includes 16 companies and choreographers taking the stage from June 14 -  July 28. Performances will take place at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Tickets go on sale May 14 on the ADF website.

This is the inaugural season for ADF Director Jodee Nimerichter, who took over after longtime director Charles L. Reinhart retired last year.

All events begin at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 

ADF events at the DPAC:

Doug Elkins & Friends’
June 14 - begins at 7 p.m.

Stephen Petronio Company
June 15 and June 16

Scottish Dance Theatre (Scotland)
June 22 and June 23

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
June 29 and June 30
Children’s Saturday Matinee at 1 p.m. by Hubbard Street 2

July 5- July 7
Children’s Saturday Matinee at 1 p.m.

Vertigo Dance Company (Israel)
July 13 and July 14

Paul Taylor Dance Company
July 20 and July 21
Children’s Saturday Matinee at 1 p.m. 

Mark Morris Dance Group
July 27 and July 28
Children’s Saturday Matinee at 1 p.m. 

ADF events at Duke: 

Keigwin + Company
June 19-June 21

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion
June 26-June 28

Monica Bill Barnes & Company
July 1-July 3

Ragamala Dance
July 10-July 12

Brian Brooks Moving Company
July 16-July 18

July 23- July 25

ADF events at the NC Museum of Art: 

Shen Wei Dance Arts
July 18-July 19 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

New this summer: 

On June 30 at 2 p.m. following the children's matinee of Hubbard Street Dance at the DPAC, ADF will hold its first Durham Dances Day.

The free afternoon will feature music, dancing, a parade with the Paperhand Puppet Intervention, arts and crafts with Scrap Exchange, activities with Angelina Ballerina and more. Parents are also invited to bring their children for a meet-and-greet with the Hubbard Street dancers.

The community is invited to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the music of The Gravy Boys on the ATC stage.

Also, the ADF Musicians Concert will be held for the first time as part of the American Tobacco Music on the Lawn series on Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m.