School of Dance Professor Clarice Young spent this past summer as a member of the teaching faculty at the American Dance Festival’s 85th season at Duke University. ADF was founded to “encourage and support the creation and presentation of new modern dance work by both established and emerging choreographers, to preserve our modern dance heritage through continued presentation of classic works as well as through archival efforts, to build wider national and international audiences for modern dance, to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its cultural and historical significance, to provide a sound scientific and aesthetic base for professional education and training of young dancers, and to maintain a forum for integrating and disseminating information on dance education” (ADF website).
Prof. Young taught classes as well as a set repertory of her former company director Ronald K. Brown, who received the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement. UNCG Dance major Shaylin Watson served as Prof. Young’s assistant, and UNCG Dance majors Nia Sadler and Taylor Roberson were in the repertory.
Photo courtesy of Clarice Young, pictured back row, 2nd from left.