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1998 Bates Dance Festival Calendar

Bates presents the 1998 schedule of events for the annual Bates Dance Festival:

Saturday, July 18
Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $12/$8*
Performance: Alone & Together – Faculty Gala
An evening of modern, ballet, hip hop and jazz solos and duets by dance artists Michael Foley, Vincent Mantsoe, Maria Simpson, Katiti King and Clyde Evans. Followed by a post-performance discussion with the artists.

Saturday, July 25
Pre-performance lecture with Suzanne Carbonneau, Muskie Archive, 7:15 p.m.
Performance: JAZZDANCE by Danny Buraczeski , Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $14/$8*
Internationally acclaimed jazz choreographer Danny Buraczeski and his outstanding eight-member company, JAZZDANCE, team up with composer/vocalist Philip Hamilton and his dynamic ensemble for a preview performance of Ezekiel’s Wheel, an original collaboration inspired by the writings of James Baldwin. The evening will feature three additional Maine premieres by Buraczeski.

Tuesday, July 28
Chase Hall, 7:30 p.m., $5
French-Canadian Step Dancing Workshop with Benoit Bourque Renowned Quebecois step dancer and musician Benoit Bourque leads a fun-filled workshop open to all levels of experience.

Friday, July 31
Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, 8 p.m., $14/$8*
Performance: HOT FEET: An evening of jazz, Afro-fusion and percussive dance
An unforgettable evening of artistry featuring jazz tapper Herbin Van Cayseele, who recently appeared in the national tour of Riverdance, and the Jazz Tap Hip Hop Festival, acclaimed French-Canadian step dancer Benoit Bourque of Montreal, award-winning South African choreographer Vincent Mantsoe and former Broadway dancer and jazz choreographer Danny Buraczeski. With live accompaniment by a gifted ensemble of musicians, the performance is followed by a discussion with the artists.

Saturday, Aug. 1
Pre-performance lecture with Suzanne Carbonneau, Schaeffer
Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Performance: Doug Elkins Dance Company, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $14/$8*
Back by popular demand, the quirky and eclectic dance mix master Doug Elkins and his eight-member company present an evening of dynamic new works including Center My Heart, set to the devotional music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Sunday, Aug. 2
Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $14/$8*
Performance: Doug Elkins Dance Company (see Saturday listing)
Followed by a post-performance discussion with the artists. Monday, Aug. 3, Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 8 p.m. The Ivye Project, A live documentary by Tamar Rogoff Tamar Rogoff will present her “live” documentary using slides, video and the 1935 diary of her father to recreate The Ivye Project, a large scale, site-specific dance theater piece at the Holocaust memorial in the woods of Belarus in the summer of 1994.

Thursday, Aug. 6
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Performance: The Composer’s Concert
An annual favorite at the festival, this eclectic concert features multi-instrumentalists Mike Vargas and Peter Jones, pianist John Clark Stiefel, vocal artist Philip Hamilton and percussionists Gilles Obermayer and Shamou in a program of original and improvised music.

Friday, Aug. 7
Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m. $14/$8*
Performance: Bebe Miller Company
Bebe Miller returns to preview her newest work, Going to the Wall, with original music by award-winning composer/clarinetist Don Byron. The 45-minute piece features her remarkable company of eight in a highly physical examination of cultural identity. Also on the program are Miller’s acclaimed works “Blessed” and “The Hendrix Project.” Followed by a post-performance discussion with the artists.

Saturday, Aug. 8
Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m. $14/$8*
Pre-performance lecture with Suzanne Carbonneau, Schaeffer Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Performance: Bebe Miller Company (see Friday listing)

Tuesday Aug. 11
Alumni Gym, 8 p.m
Performance: Moving in the Moment
An evening of improvisational dance and music with contact improviser Nancy Stark Smith and members of the festival faculty. An annual crowd pleaser full of delicious surprises and subtle artistry.

Wednesday, Aug. 12
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
Choreographer’s Panel Discussion
Acclaimed choreographers Liz Lerman, Tamar Rogoff, Andrea Olsen and Joanna Mendl Shaw discuss the creation of site-specific and community-based work.

Thursday, Aug. 13
Schaeffer Theatre, 7 p.m., $12/$8*
Performance: Different Voices
New works by artists from around the world, featuring Kota Yamazaki (Japan), Sukarji Sriman (Java), Antonio Tavares (Cape Verde), Vincent Mantsoe (South Africa), Simon Ellis (Australia) and more . . . all in one dynamic program. Followed by a post-performance discussion with the artists.

Friday, Aug. 14
Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $6
Performance: Young Choreographers/New Works
Gifted students and emerging choreographers join forces to present two dynamic evenings of original dance works.

Saturday, Aug. 15
Schaeffer Theatre, 2 p.m., $6
Performance: Young Choreographers/New Works (see Friday listing)

Performance: Student Finale
Alumni Gymnasium, 8 p.m. $5/$2 (children under 12)
A celebration of our diverse dance traditions. Join us for an evening of modern, jazz and Afro-fusion works created by Bebe Miller, Danny Buraczeski, Doug Elkins, Kevin Wynn and Vincent Mantsoe, and performed by remarkable festival students from around the world. Highlighting the program will be a performance by local youth participating in our Youth Arts dance and music program under the direction of Jane Weiner.

*Admission for full-time students and senior citizens All events take place at Bates College unless otherwise indicated All events are free unless otherwise indicated Advance reservations: 207-786-6161 beginning July 1



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