Visiting Artists

The Dance Program's Backstage Series, SLIPPAGE, Ballet Forward, Duke Performances, and others, bring inspirational and talented individuals and companies to Duke to work with faculty and students in creative collaboration. Download an edited list of past Artists, 2010-2016, here.

Guest Artists

Rachmi Diyah Larasati Ph. D

Apr 20, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017

Lecture: "Dance, Body, and the Possibility of Critique"

Steve Valk

Apr 17, 2017 to Apr 19, 2017

Cultural activist, contemporary dance dramaturge and director of the Institute of Social Choreography in Frankfurt, Germany

Elisa Schreiber

Apr 13, 2017 to Apr 15, 2017

Duke alumni performing in ChoreoLab and teaching masterclasses

Luis F. Paredes

Apr 11, 2017

Focusing on the role of dance and music for the identity construction of historically oppressed groups

Mestre Valmir

Mar 7, 2017 to Mar 9, 2017

Capoeira Master Classes

Mythili Prakash

Mar 1, 2017 to Mar 5, 2017

a dynamic young Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer

Jennifer Harge & Duane Lee Holland, Jr.

Mar 3, 2017

Dance Performance: "Regalia: Plantation Lullabies of Royalty"

Malpaso Dance Company

Feb 20, 2017 to Feb 25, 2017

“You get the feeling that they could dance just about any genre with jaw-dropping style. Which makes their unique expression of Cuban culture in all its profound and complex glory all the more special.”
NOW Magazine Toronto

Gabrielle Lamb Residency

Feb 23, 2017 to Feb 24, 2017

Gabrielle Lamb is that too-rare creature: the female ballet choreographer. (Village Voice)

Yutian Wong: “Purity and Proficiency: Staging Asian American Respectability”

Feb 14, 2017

looks at the establishment of modern dance as a high art concert dance form alongside the emergence of Asian American respectability politics

LaMont Hamilton

Jan 31, 2017

This Da Good Part is a three channel film installation and the third element of the umbrella project Five on the Black Hand Side.

Christal Brown

Nov 22, 2016

Brown combines her athleticism, creativity, love for people, and passion for teaching to create works that redefine the art of dance and the structure of the field

Marina Magalhaes

Nov 14, 2016 to Nov 15, 2016

As a choreographer, performer, and teacher, I strive to engage people in a way that moves them in every sense of the word

Courtney Liu

Nov 11, 2016

I have spent most of my life trying to balance my two loves: dance and education

Mestre Cabello

Oct 30, 2016

will be bring 35 years of experience in Afro-Brazilian culture to North Carolina with workshops in capoeira angola, percussion, and maculelê

Trisha Brown Dance Company Residency

Oct 21, 2016 to Oct 23, 2016

Intensive/workshop with former company members Ming-Lung Yang & Samuel Wentz, and more!

Arturo Fernandez

Sep 27, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016

...diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential.

Master Class in Douglas Dunn technique

Sep 28, 2016

I dance to put intuition in conversation with thought.

Shayla-Vie Jenkins

Sep 6, 2016 to Sep 20, 2016

Bill T. Jones dancer Shayla-Vie Jenkins is a collection of opposites: majestic yet modest, poised yet relaxed, explosive yet contained

Ashley Hathaway and Adam Crawford Chavis

Apr 23, 2016

site-specific dance installation by Tyler Walters

Leonor Leal

Mar 23, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016

Pushing the boundaries of what flamenco can be and say in the contemporary world.

Ailey II

Mar 4, 2016 to Mar 5, 2016

...off-the-charts energy

Kyle Abraham

Feb 16, 2016 to Feb 21, 2016

brings buried rhythms to the surface in swaths of luscious yet intricate movement

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana:

Feb 12, 2016 to Feb 14, 2016

the universal spirit of flamenco, a multicultural art form, has the power to build bridges between cultures

Belén Maya

Feb 3, 2016 to Feb 6, 2016

Transparent and in balance with tradition, Belén has perfected her technique and expression to become the best female flamenco dancer in Spain

Juel D. Lane Masterclasses

Nov 10, 2015 to Nov 12, 2015

"He is a storyteller and that’s interesting for us." - Melanie Person, co-director of The Ailey School

Danika Manso Brown

Nov 6, 2015

Her works are rooted in the idea that art is the tool necessary to forward the dialogue surrounding social injustice and change

Clare Croft

Oct 28, 2015

dance theorist, dance historian, and dramaturg

Rennie Harris Puremovement

Oct 23, 2015 to Oct 24, 2015

the most respected — and the most brillianthip-hop choreographer in America

Mabiba Baegne: Congolese Dance and Song Masterclasses with accompanist Pline Mounzeo

Oct 14, 2015 to Oct 15, 2015

Ngoma involves people coming together in rhythmic music and dance to address “difficult issues”, often related to health or life transitions.

Patricia Ibañez & Abel Harana

Sep 26, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015

two talents with a bright future who have started down a new path.

Victor Alexander: Afro Cuban Folklore & Modern Masterclasses

Apr 20, 2015 to Apr 22, 2015

he continues traditions of exceptional training, and mentoring the nation’s next generation of dancers

Debra Austin, Ballet Masterclasses

Apr 15, 2015 to Apr 17, 2015

At 16, she was handpicked by George Balanchine to join the New York City Ballet.

SLIPPAGE: International Metabody Forum 2015

Apr 11, 2015

redefine the body in Media in less simplistic ways than is usual ... counteracting technology’s increasing tendency to dampen differences

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company & Jason Moran & The Bandwagon: 'The Subtle One'

Feb 16, 2015 to Feb 21, 2015

Brown fuses the form and rhythm of African dance with contemporary choreography

Master Class with Nathan Trice

Jan 29, 2015

Create and present art that reflects the importance of being human through projects that examine contemporary and historical dynamics of gender, identity and culture.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble Residency

Jan 20, 2015 to Jan 22, 2015

the company “performed with a burnished grace, a selfless concentration, and a depth that reflected their intensive training.” The New York Times

Monica Hogan

Nov 7, 2014 to Nov 8, 2014

...reimagining archetypal relationships through compositional innovation...

Companhia Urbana de Dança

Nov 6, 2014 to Nov 8, 2014

Classic hip-hop moves are visible, yet they have been stretched and shaped into something new

Becky Thompson

Nov 5, 2014 to Nov 7, 2014

....the role that yogic philosophy and practice can play in healing personal and systemic trauma created through racial and social inequality.

 

Sharon Babcock & Kate Trammell

Oct 1, 2014 to Oct 4, 2014

They delight in the energy that is sparked when diverse learners from the arts and sciences "mix it up"

Gaspard&Dancers

Sep 25, 2014 to Sep 26, 2014

...movement that seems effortless even when it requires great strength, and control.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

Sep 23, 2014

The Keeper of Flamenco

Kokanko Sata Doumbia

Apr 10, 2014

...focus on religious and spiritual influences in Kokanko's repertoire

Elizabeth Corbett

Apr 3, 2014 to Apr 5, 2014

... accessing the inner logic and unfolding mechanisms ...

Clay Taliaferro

Feb 21, 2014 to Feb 24, 2014

... focus on the endless duet the body has with space.

Urban Bush Women

Jan 26, 2014 to Feb 8, 2014

explore the cultural influences of the African Diaspora and women's experiences.

Ian Winters

Jan 1, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013

As an artist I strive to make technology (if used) an essential inseparable tool — but still to be fundamentally a tool for exploration rather than a means in itself.

Eto Otitigbe

Jan 1, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013

When I create new work and share it with people I open up a dialogue and build a community around different issues.

Wideman/Davis Dance

Jan 1, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013

Ms. Wideman-Davis, has been noted by New York Dance Fax as “distinctive for the power of her secure pointe work and her personality.”

Katya Wesolowski

Nov 24, 2013

Katya has been practicing capoeira, the dynamic Afro-Brazilian fight/dance/game, for move than 20 years

People Get Ready Dance Company

Nov 13, 2013 to Nov 14, 2013

People Get Ready plays kinetic rock to fuse music and dance as a total artistic experience.

Marisol Blanco

Nov 7, 2013 to Nov 8, 2013

Master teacher Blanco engaged in scholarly panels and discussions, music and dance workshops and multimedia events.

Jeffrey Page

Jan 27, 2012 to Feb 2, 2012

Tricked Into A Life Of Dance