BRINGING DANCE TO THE COMMUNITY AND                                                                   THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER THROUGH the art of DANCE 

Presented by Wake Forest Arts in partnership with the Town of Wake Forest, the second 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, September 29, 2018 at beautiful E. Carroll Joyner Park. The event will feature national and regional professional dancers, along with local rising advanced dance performers.

This year the event will pay tribute to the American Dance Festival based in Durham, NC. Heralded as “One of the nation’s most important institutions” by the New York Times and as “The world’s greatest dance festival” by the New York Post, the American Dance Festival’s sustained record of creative achievement is indivisible from the history of modern dance. Since 1934, ADF has remained committed to serving the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers, and professionals in dance-related fields.

With ADF being such an integral part of the dance community here in North Carolina we will celebrate its contribution to the art of dance for over 84 years around the world, 40 years here in our North Carolina, and highlight ADF’s incredible lineage of dance history showcasing a diversity of genres, performers, choreographers and music.

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