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The NC Dance Festival ~
              Supporting NC dance
                          Building audiences
                                      Sustaining community


The North Carolina Dance Festival is a division of Dance Project, Inc., a non-profit organization under the direction of Jan Van Dyke, with three activities: a statewide dance festival, a dance school and a professional dance company.



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An Important Message from the Dance Project Staff
Posted: Monday May 11, 2015 2:24 pm

We wanted to let you know that Jan Van Dyke, our Artistic Director, has ended chemotherapy and has entered hospice care. She is at home, working on an article on gender in dance, and finishing up choreography, and would enjoy getting news, cards and e-mails from old friends. Plans for the transition in leadership are underway and will be announced when they are in place.



Announcing the 25th Anniversary Season!
Posted: Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:53 pm

The NC Dance Festival (NCDF) is pleased to celebrate its 25th season in the Fall! To mark this milestone we plan expanded performances and community outreach across the state during the 2015 season.

Each year, NC-based professional choreographers are chosen in a blind adjudication process to participate in the annual NCDF statewide tour. The artists selected for 2015 are:

Anna Barker (Durham)
Amy Love Beasley (Winston-Salem)
Thomas DeFrantz (Durham)
Karola Luttringhaus (Wilmington)
Jan Van Dyke (Greensboro)


These artists will perform at the three sites that started it all: Raleigh, Boone, and the founding site, Greensboro. Local artists from each of these cities will perform in concert with the touring choreographers, and then the visiting choreographers will teach and perform throughout the communities associated with each Festival weekend. Get to know these artists through our series of outreach activities, including pre- and post-show talks, free community artist talks, and more.

Season Performance Dates:
Raleigh * September 19
Boone * October 23-24
Greensboro * November 13-14

To celebrate this landmark season, there will be a special performance in Greensboro featuring "veteran" choreographers of the NCDF: founders Jan Van Dyke and John Gamble, Gerri Houlihan, Robin Harris, Martha Connerton, and Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre –all artists who performed with the Festival in the early years. Additional special activities in Greensboro will be announced as the season approaches.



Excited to be collaborating with ADF again this summer!
Posted: Monday March 23, 2015 10:45 am




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