American Dance Festical Archives
P.O. Box 90772
Durham NC 27708-0772
Phone: (919) 684-6402
Fax: (919) 684-5459
Hours: By appointment only
Services: photocopying available
The American Dance Festival Archives document the work of African-American choreographers such as Katherine Dunham, Talley Beatty, Donald McKayle, Eleo Pomare, Pearl Primus, and Bill T. Jones. In 1987 the ADF created the Black Tradition in American Modern Dance project to preserve, celebrate, and enhance public understanding of the significant contributions of African-American choreographers to the development of this indigenous American art form. The ADF archives contain tapes of the panel discussions and performances from this project. The ADF has published two works in conjunction with this project: The Black Tradition in American Modern Dance and African-American Genius in Modern Dance .