Since 2009, the Bard Dance Program has hosted an in-residence dance company bringing their technique and composition to the academic program in the form of teaching, educational licensing projects, master classes, full-Company production residencies, and public performances.
ADF's Quilan "Cue" Arnold teaching at Bard. Photo by Karl Rabe
American Dance Festival
Beginning in fall 2018, the Bard Dance Program embarks on a partnership with the American Dance Festival (ADF). Through coursework, artist residencies, performance opportunities, and public dialogs, students encounter a range of well-respected artists who put research and inquiry at the center of their professional practices. ADF’s critical lens for 2018 was to examine how two influential roots of modern dance—the African diaspora and Western European dance traditions—operate within contemporary practice.