Forty years ago, the American Dance Festival moved to Durham, NC. Every summer since, one of America’s most important dance institutions has attracted choreographers, dancers and audiences from all over the world to the heart of North Carolina for a six week-long modern dance festival. The North Carolina Arts Council was an avid supporter of ADF from the very beginning. In this episode, Nancy Trovillion, the North Carolina Arts Council's Deputy Director, and Jodee Nimerichter, ADF’s Executive Director, reflect on the festival’s roots in North Carolina and its longstanding relationship with the Arts Council. This episode features The Force by The Monitors, a recording ffeatured on the North Carolina Arts Council's African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina CD.