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The American Dance Festival is back! A summer favorite in the Triangle, the festival features world-class modern dance performances throughout the month. The events take place primarily at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) and Duke University.


The dance festival highlights famous companies with renowned artists as well as new talents from all around the globe. The troupes are exciting and the dancing is exquisite, so be sure to check out some of these shows!

Monica Bill Barnes & Company
July 1 – 3, Duke


July 5 – 7, DPAC

Children's Saturday Matinee

July 7 at 1 p.m.

Ragamala Dance

July 10 – 12, Duke

Vertigo Dance Company
July 13 – 14, DPAC

Brian Brooks Moving Company
July 16 – 18, Duke

Shen Wei Dance Arts
July 18 – 19, North Carolina Museum of Art

Paul Taylor Dance Company
July 20 – 21, DPAC

Children's Saturday Matinee
July 21 at 1 p.m.

July 23 – 25, Duke

Mark Morris Dance Group
July 27 – 28, DPAC

Children's Saturday Matinee

July 28 at 1 p.m.