We are thrilled to be a part of the American Dance Festival’s 2024 Season.


Since 1934, the American Dance Festival has been a recognized leader in modern dance presenting dance performances, and offering educational opportunities and community programs, while maintaining an international reach.

Two dancers wearing feather boas are waltzing together. The dancer in the back is wearing a long sleeved blue shirt, pink boa, and white eye mask. The dancer in the front has a long brown pony tail, a pink shirt, and a white feathered boa.

Photo by Slater Mapp

Program: enVISION: The Next Chapter
ADF-Commissioned World Premiere
Running Time: 60 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: $27


enVISION: The Next Chapter is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that relies not on sight or sound but on the felt sense of sonic experiences and visual perceptions. In a collective creative process, the work has brought together a team of collaborators around two questions: Can we listen to what we see? Can we see what we hear? Conceived explicitly with and for individuals who are low-vision and blind, as well as low-hearing and deaf, the work proposes a new multisensory experience of dance and theater. The work will be presented to a live audience who can choose to experience the show blindfolded or with earbuds, and six audience members will be invited to join the experience onstage. This ADF commission builds on enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight, which premiered at ADF in 2022.

“This imaginative and immersive performance literally presents the audience with a new sensorial way to experience dance and theater.”
– Kim Jackson, Beltline to Broadway

Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 pm | Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 pm | Sunday, July 21 at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 pm | Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 pm | Sunday, July 28 at 7:30 pm

enVISION: The Next Chapter by ShaLeigh Comerford is co-commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works, and has been made possible in part by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, the North Carolina Arts Council, Triangle Community Foundation’s Education & Youth Grant Program, and South Arts in partnership with the NEA and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. The arts are back in North Carolina. The Spark the Arts grant promotes audience inclusion and reengagement in the arts.

We would also like to thank our invaluable community partners Arts Access, Dark Room Ballet, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, The Reality Center, and Vision InSights.