ADF filmed the event, and will use the footage to create the first ever Durham Dances video. If you were there, or are just curious, check out the final video that should be on the ADF website this week. Check out my photos and small video to the left if you'd like a preview of how Durham dances.
The dance took place after the matinee performance of Harold & the Purple Crayon by Hubbard Street 2 in the DPAC. The event featured music from The Gravy Boys, who performed their brand of acoustic bluegrass music, and an African dance and drum trio featuring two ADF faculty members.
Everyone enjoyed dancing to the music, including characters from the Paperhand Puppet Intervention. They brought out a number of characters from past shows, and gave people the opportunity to try on the costumes.
To entertain the kids, The Scrap Exchange set up a creative floor space with a variety of different materials, as well as a table where you got to take home whatever you made. There was face-painting and temporary ADF tattoos, and volunteers from the Museum of Life and Science were offering bracelets and dinosaur molds to promote their next event, Dinosaurs Rock, on Saturday, July 14.