Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

2021 American Dance Festival, Together We Dance: A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham is a Black-led contemporary dance company whose work is informed by and made in conjunction with artists across a range of disciplines and entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on music, text, video, and visual art.


– “Big Rings,” an A.I.M—commissioned dynamic, team-based group work choreographed by company member Keerati Jinakunwiphat

– Premiere of “Nina Simone Suite” (working title), a new ADF—commissioned ensemble work composed of a series of solos and duets set to some of Simone’s most intimate songs

– “Drive,” a high-energy, propulsive work set to thumping club beats that was created in 2017 for eight dancers

Program lasts approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

American Dance Festival Sponsors

ADF’s Together We Dance outdoor festival is made possible with support from SHS Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, City of Durham, North Carolina Museum of Art, Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Durham Arts Council, Fox Family Foundation, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and Duke Health.

“Nina Simone Suite” (working title) by Kyle Abraham is commissioned by ADF with support from Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.

Photo by Christopher Duggan


Sep 09, 2021


7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


$27 Members, $30 Nonmembers General Admission


Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park

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