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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.
Date & Time
June 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free; open to all. Lunch provided.
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Ruby Fridays are casual art talks that allow artists, arts administrators and scholars, and other creatives to share their behind-the-scenes perspective on their life and work in the arts. A free lunch is included.

For its second year in the Rubenstein Arts Center, the American Dance Festival is hosting a Ruby Fridays series—a special opportunity to engage with ADF choreographers and dancers over lunch in the Ruby Lounge!

About the Artists

Michael Novak

Michael Novak became the second artistic director in the history of the Taylor Foundation in 2018. He has been a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company since 2010; his first season earned a nomination for the Clive Barnes Foundation Dance Award. He has danced 56 roles in 50 Taylor dances—13 of which were made on him—and has had roles created on him by five Taylor Company Commission choreographers. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 2008. While there, he was artistic associate of the Columbia Ballet Collaborative.

Suzanne Carbonneau

Suzanne Carbonneau has written about dance for the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other publications. She directed the NEA Arts Journalism Institute and has been scholar-in-residence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. She currently serves as artistic advisor to Paul Taylor American Modern Dance. Carbonneau holds a PhD from NYU and is a professor at George Mason University. She has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, and Bogliasco, and she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her authorized biography of choreographer Paul Taylor is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

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