The acclaimed New York-based contemporary dance company Dance Heginbotham, and illustrator and painter Maira Kalman, participate in a weeklong residency March 19-24 on Duke’s campus and in the Durham community around their collaboration on their work, The Principles of Uncertainty, to be presented at Duke’s Reynolds Industries Theater on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24.
From March 26-31, Duke Performances hosts its inaugural Black Atlantic festival, a six-day event in downtown Durham exploring the music of Africa and the diaspora through the Americas. In addition to the performances, the festival will feature a number of free public events, including a keynote, a pre-performance Bachata dance class, a discussion on the history of cultural exchange between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and a demonstration and conversation with participating artists Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo.
New Course, Spring 2018!
Introduction to Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
with instructor Eric Oberstein, Associate Director, Duke Performances | GRAMMY & Latin GRAMMY-winning Producer | Duke Alum
Are you considering a career in the performing arts, arts management, or arts entrepreneurship?
Are you interested in learning about the business and entrepreneurial aspects of the arts?
Are you thinking about producing and launching your own artistic project?
Duke Performances Curriculum Enrichment Awards
Each year, Duke Performances partners with more than 30 faculty across a range of departments and academic units to coordinate 120 distinct residency events, reaching over 2,000 Duke students. We bring world-class artists to Duke classrooms and public forums in ways that directly enrich campus and community life. As an organization, we believe strongly that engagement with the arts, and the dynamics of live performance, creates context for learning and inquiry, facilitating collisions between ideas and animating course material. For the 2017/18 academic year, Duke Performances solicits proposals from Duke faculty and graduate instructors for three competitive grants. View the guidelines & application details.
Duke Performances is pleased to announce the 2017/18 faculty recipients of its inaugural curriculum enrichment awards: Marcia Rego (Thompson Writing Program), Chris Sims (Center for Documentary Studies), and Laurent Dubois (History, Romance Studies).
2017/18 Artists in Residence
Talking Music & Dance
Learn more about Talking Music & Dance, a collaborative series from Duke Performances and Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics, featuring public conversations with visiting artists.
Press / Stories
January 25, 2017: The Arts Up Close (Duke Today)
March 7, 2016: Studying a Virtuoso Violinist's Brain with MRI (Duke Today)
August 4, 2016: Fazil Say Visits Duke (John Hope Franklin Center)
March 23, 2015: Left of Black with Ron K. Brown and Jason Moran
September 30, 2014: Artist Residencies Bring Art to Life (Duke Today)
February 11, 2014: Left of Black with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
October 8, 2013: World Premiere of "Enlightened Souls" by Billy Childs
Select Past Artists in Residence
- Fisk Jubilee Singers(2013/14 & 2015/16)
- Jennifer Koh(2015/16)
- Malpaso Dance Company + Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble(2016/17)
- Rude Mechs(2014/15)
- YMusic(2013/14 & 2014/15)
- Ana Tijoux(2015/16)