ADG at 60: Festival 2017 Sept. 7-10

ADG FESTIVAL 2017 celebrates our 60th anniversary year September 7-10 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, honoring GARTH FAGAN, MARTHA MYERS, and THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS.  Tickets available online:

Postcard for The Dance Enthusiast:


New York, NY, July 26, 2017 – The rich diversity of contemporary dance will be on view for four nights, Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10 at this year’s Annual Performance Festival of the American Dance Guild at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, New York City.

“Celebrating Diversity” is the theme of the 2017 Festival, presenting thirty-four artists, companies and honorees representing a broad spectrum of American dance life.

ADG’s Lifetime Achievement Awards will go to three American dance masters: The Lion King choreographer and Tony and Olivier Award winner Garth Fagan; dance educator, dance medicine pioneer and Dean of the American Dance Festival Martha Myers; and Louis Mofsie, director of Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, who have sustained the legacy of indigenous American Indian dances for the past 54 years.

An awards ceremony presenting Lifetime Achievement Awards to the three guest artists will be included on opening night, September 7, followed by a Gala reception.

FULL PROGRAM (subject to change, not in order)

THURSDAY September 7at 8pm: Award Presentation and Gala Reception to Follow Performance       Garth Fagan, Molissa Fenley, Lisa Giobbi, Lucas Melfi, Catherine Meredith, Julian Nichols, Sabatino Verlezza, Nancy Zendora

FRIDAY September 8 at 8pm:  Nai-Chen, Garth Fagan, Benvindo Fonseca, Claudia Gitelman/Lynn Needle, Marcia Kelly/Alberto Saz, Bella Lewitzky/John Pennington, Jeanette Stoner, Endalyn Taylor

SATURDAY September 9 at 8pm:  Tina Croll, Ting-Ting Chang, Ara Fitzgerald, Bert Gstettner, Gloria McLean, Martha Myers, Li Chiao-Ping, Mary Seidman

SUNDAY September 10 at 7pm: Sue Bernhard, Margie Gillis, Kaoru Ikeda, Lucas Klinge, Nicoll & Oreck, Marlene Skog, Maxine Steinman, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Kathy Wildberger




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