Dear Duke and Durham communities:
It gives me great pleasure and pride to begin to serve as the Director of the Duke Dance Program. I would like to thank Dr. Purnima Shah for her leadership and direction thus far as my colleagues and I continue to envision the viable and valuable futures for dance and what it encompasses within our program and beyond. I look forward to engaging with each of you, all the more so during these uncertain times. While we wish for the health and safety of all of our communities, the virtual and distanced dancing, thinking, feeling, and imagining continues to move in ways that are creative, aesthetic, justice seeking, heartfelt, and thought-provoking.
All the best,
Andrea E. Woods Valdés,
Director, Duke Dance Program
Photo by Alec Himwich.