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Raleigh Dance: Dance Around Raleigh

Below are our Raleigh Dance recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Raleigh Art.

African American Dance Ensemble

In 1968, current AADE Artistic Director Chuck Davis founded the Chuck Davis Dance Company, which rapidly became one of the foremost Afro-American dance experiences in the United States. When the company was received at the American Dance Festival for the first time in 1980, they became an instant hit with audiences who found themselves caught up in the exuberance of the pulsating choreography, intoxicating music, and vibrancy of the performers.

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American Dance Festival (Durham, NC)

(June 14 – July 28) The American Dance Festival began at Vermont’s Bennington College in 1934 as a collaborative effort between dance pioneers Martha Graham, Hanya Holm, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. Nearly eighty years later, the ADF has more than four hundred students from across the globe. Each year the ADF presents six and a half summer weeks of performances by both established and emerging dance companies, as well as offering an intensive training program. ...more...

Carolina Ballet

Carolina Ballet is best known for delivering lavish renditions of the classics—Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Cinderella—full-length story ballets reinterpreted for a mid-size company. Some are original creations by Artistic Director Robert Weiss and some are built upon previous versions by 20th century ballet masters such as George Balanchine or Marius Petipa. The company’s seasons generally include a half dozen or so of these productions as well as work by principal guest …more…