American Dance Festival is one of the biggest events in Durham each year. We have not been able to check it out yet, when we received an e-mail about it the other day we had to pass along the information to you. If you have headed out to any of American Dance Festival's performances and activities in years past, please let us know what you thought! Sounds like they have some great opportunities for kids to see some dance.
What it is: The American Dance Festival is a six week summer festival celebrating modern dance. This year it takes place from June 9-July 23. Several of their activities particularly lend themselves towards children. Their community day takes place at Nasher Art Museum on Saturday June 25 from 2-4:30 pm. At this festival taking place after a children's matinee there will be puppets from Paperhand Puppet Intervention, an African Dance and Drum workshop, Wool E. Bull will be on hand, and much more. During the ADF there are also two kids' parties on June 2 and 23 from 2-3:30 pm on DPAC's plaza with plenty of kid friendly activities. In addition, one kid can attend an evening performance for free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Keep in mind that, while we're providing this information, we haven't actually been to any of the performances yet. I have always wondered which performances and activities were best for children, so I thought this information was particularly helpful.
Photos from Community Day (taken by Juline Chevalier):