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Overview


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Overview


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october 5th, 2019

BRINGING community together through dance

Presented by ARTS Wake Forest and the Wege Foundation, in partnership with the Town of Wake Forest, the third season of the Wake Forest Dance Festival will bring a day of dance to the Triangle in an outdoor setting. The Festival is a one day, free and open to the public family-friendly event, scheduled on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at beautiful E. Carroll Joyner Park. The event will feature regional, national and international professional dancers, along with local rising advanced dance performers.

Wake Forest Dance Festival is directed by local resident and professional dancer, Mariya “Masha” Dashkina Maddux, former principal dancer with the famed Martha Graham Dance Company in New York.

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Mission


Mission


mission

The mission of the Wake Forest Dance Festival is to bring the community together through the art of dance. The annual free all day event presents works by contemporary national and international choreographers, along with works of historical significance of American Classical and Modern Dance, while featuring international, national and regional artists along with local advanced rising students. The Festival strives to: enhance and nurture local dance students’ artistic education; offer unique opportunities for audiences to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for a variety of styles of dance; increase cultural offerings available for residents and visitors of the Triangle area while making the Town of Wake Forest a destination for dance.

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Vision


Vision


Vision

“The vision for the Wake Forest Dance Festival is to bring a day of dance to our community in an outdoor setting. Whether rekindling an existing passion or sparking a new found interest in this remarkable art form, through dance, we hope to bring the community together for a day of performances, new experiences, making memories with neighbors and new friends, and gaining a deeper understanding of the art of expression through movement and its historical significance.”

Masha Dashkina Maddux, Festival Director

 

Our Sponsors


our 2018 season Sponsors

Our Sponsors


our 2018 season Sponsors

Newman Family Foundation

Wake Forest ARTS is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

Wake Forest ARTS is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

The Dance Attic

Dancing Angels Foundation

Holly Eisenhour

Hoffmaster CPA, PLLC

Klok's School of Martial Arts

PhysioFit of NC

Our Dance Scholarship Partners


our dance scholarship partners

Our Dance Scholarship Partners


our dance scholarship partners

The Betty Holding Dancers Fund

Special Thank You


Special Thank you to:

Special Thank You


Special Thank you to:


Photographs used on this site are courtesy of: 

Genya Afanasyeva, George Randy Bass, Maksym Kolotun, Mohan Rao,

Unifyed Visuals and Chris Walt.

Logo and Web Design by Maksym Kolotun.