American Dance Festival
is flying by
Durham

Our annual Summer Durham delight, the injection of culture, verve, enthusiasm, and bliss that is the American Dance Festival (ADF), is flying by us. We are almost at the halfway point already, so if you haven’t made plans and gotten tickets: Tempus fugit. Carpe diem.

We thought we’d give you a little glimpse of the fun and fantastic events that surround ADF. Our Tyler French, a rising senior at East Chapel Hill High School, caught the ADF-Runaway opening party after Pilobolus danced at the Durham Performing Arts Center. We can hardly believe nearly three weeks have passed since.

The final Durham ADF performances of 2016 accompany the last days of July. Don’t miss out. Clarion Content favorite from 2015, Company Wang Ramirez is still to come Friday and Saturday, 7/22 and 7/23. Plus, long time ADF stalwarts The Paul Taylor Company dance the following weekend, 7/29 and 7/30.

ADF-Runaway kickoff party at The Rickhouse: photo by Tyler French

ADF-Runaway kickoff party at The Rickhouse: photo by Tyler French

 

photo by Tyler French

photo by Tyler French

 

ADF-Runaway kickoff party at The Rickhouse: photo by Tyler French

ADF-Runaway kickoff party at The Rickhouse: photo by Tyler French

 

DJ on the boards at the ADF-Runaway kickoff party at The Rickhouse: photo by Tyler French

DJ on the boards at the ADF-Runaway kickoff party at The Rickhouse: photo by Tyler French

 

ADF-Runaway kickoff party at The Rickhouse: photo by Tyler French

ADF-Runaway kickoff party at The Rickhouse: photo by Tyler French

 

The Rickhouse lit for ADF-Runaway Kickoff Party: photo by Tyler French

The Rickhouse is lit for ADF-Runaway Kickoff Party: photo by Tyler French

 

photo by: Tyler French

photo by: Tyler French

 

Stealing a private moment, The Rickhouse looks out on to the old Durham Bulls Ballpark, photo by: Tyler French

Stealing a private moment, The Rickhouse looks out on to the old Durham Bulls Ballpark, photo by: Tyler French

 

Exclusive Runaway-ADF 2016 shirts, photo by: Tyler French

Exclusive Runaway-ADF 2016 shirts, photo by: Tyler French

 

photo by: Tyler French

photo by: Tyler French

 

Eager volunteers, photo by: Tyler French

Eager volunteers, photo by: Tyler French

 

photo by: Tyler French

photo by: Tyler French

 

All and all a very DURM kind of evening, and a great kickoff for American Dance Festival, 2016.

Tyler French
Intern at Clarion Content
Tyler creates and produces content from a variety of multimedia perspectives. He is a cinematographer and video producer; he works with visual effects, graphics, and has worked for a number of organizations: these included Raleigh Ring of Fire (and ultimate team), EnvisionWith.me, Raleigh Flyers, TYUL, CFS Building Friends Foundation, and more. (check out a small showcase of his work on his YouTube). He has also worked with music composition, and some software/web development.

In his free-time, Tyler enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and running Cross Country for ECHHS. Over the summer, he was a member of an Ultimate Frisbee club team, entitled "Triforce", which placed first in the Youth National Championship in Blaine, Minnesota (taking the championship over Cincinnati, OH).

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