The Durham-based American Dance Festival has announced its 2022 season, offering Duke staff and faculty opportunities to experience world-class dance all summer long at a savings.
Employees receive a 20 percent discount on single-performance tickets for the 89th season with a promo code; access the promo code on the Duke discount site. Tickets, which are $15 to $60, go on sale Tuesday, April 26, with opportunities to enjoy 22 unique shows in Durham from June 3-July 20 and in Raleigh Sept. 8-11.
“ADF is coming back strong with our first full season in three years,” American Dance Festival Executive Director Jodee Nimerichter said. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome audiences back with over 25 dance companies performing both indoors and outdoors in 2022.”
The program “Made in North Carolina” on June 21 will present four ADF-commissioned world premieres by five North Carolina choreographers inside Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan Center and outdoors in front of Duke University Chapel. Works will be presented by Chris Yon & Taryn Griggs, Ramya Sundaresan Kapadia, Justin Tornow, and Jose Velasquez.
On July 6-7, Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy’s South Indian Bharatanatyam ensemble Ragamala will return to ADF with their latest evening-length piece.
Marley Johnson, director of programs for Duke Health & Well-Being, and her husband, Jayson Johnson, a patient service associate for Duke Sports Sciences Institute, will be among the Duke faculty and staff attending the dance festival this summer.
The couple, who married in March 2021, had one of their first dates at the festival in 2019. They are looking forward to a chance to enjoy normal performances again at an annual offering that’s special to them.
“It’s something that I’ve always really enjoyed, experiencing movement and how choreography is so creative and artistic,” Marley Johnson said. “Dance makes you feel emotion; it might make you laugh; it might make you cry, but it just makes me feel emotion. I really love that aspect and enjoying it with other people.”
For more information on how to purchase ADF tickets, visit the Duke discount site. Your NetID and password may be needed to access the deal.