Charles Reinhart, leader in modern dance

Charles Reinhart, photographed in his home. © Tony Gale

Charles Reinhart, photographed in his home. © Tony Gale

Charles Reinhart

For a decade, Charles
was manager of the Paul Taylor Dance Company,
shepherding them through engagements all around
the world.     In the 1970s, Charles took over the
Connecticut Dance Festival, a modern dance organization
founded by Martha Graham and others in the 1920s;
moved it to Durham, North Carolina; and renamed it
the American Dance Festival.    Under his leadership,
ADF has become the “world capitol” of modern dance.
Features:   A  2-month summer program of student instruction;
modern dance premieres of interesting new groups from
all over the world; commissions of new works; and
restoration and preservation of great modern dance works
of the past.   If you know anything about modern dance
and/or modern dancers, you know about Charles Reinhart
and the ADF.

For a decade, Charles was manager of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, shepherding them through engagements all around the world.  In the 1970s, Charles took over the American Dance Festival a modern dance organization founded by Martha Graham and others in 1934 in Vermont; and moved it to Durham, North Carolina. Under his leadership, ADF has become the “world capitol” of modern dance.  Some features:   A  2-month summer program of student instruction; modern dance premieres of interesting new groups from all over the world; commissions of new works; and restoration and preservation of great modern dance works of the past.   If you know anything about modern dance and/or modern dancers, you know about Charles Reinhart and the ADF.

Nominated and described by Ted Steeg

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