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