The American Dance Festival

The American Dance Festival

Book Pages: 334 Illustrations: Published: April 1987

Author: Jack Anderson

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Theater and Performance > Dance

The American Dance Festival has been a magnet drawing together diverse artists, styles, theories, and dance training methods; from this creative mix the ADF has emerged as the sponsor of performances by some of the greatest choreographers and dance companies of our time. Jack Anderson traces the development of ADF from its beginnings in New England to its seasons at Duke University. He displays the ADF for the multidimensional creature it is—a center for performances, a school for the best young dancers in the country, and a provider of community and professional services.

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Introduction and Acknowledgments ix

I. The Founding of the Festival 1

II. Season by Season: 1948 to 1958 2

III. Overview 1948 to 1958: A Festival in Connecticut 53

IV. Season by Season: 1959 to 1968 73

V. Overview 1959 to 1968: A Steady, Secure Place 113

VI. Season by Season: 1969 to 1977 129

VII. Overview 1969 to 1977: A New Beginning 172

VIII. Season by Season: 1978 to 1985 183

IX. Since 1978: A New Home 226

Festival Chronicle 241

Notes 288

Selected Bibliography 307

Index 310

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Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-0683-2
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