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2000 Bates Dance Festival Calendar of Events July 22-Aug. 19

Saturday, July 22, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $12/$8*
Performance: ALONE & TOGETHER/FACULTY CONCERT
An evening of solos and duets by modern choreographer Chris Aiken, Cathy Young, Tamica Washington, Michael Foley, Jane Weiner and Richard Gonzalez.

Tuesday, July 25, Alumni Gym, 7:30 p.m.
Lecture/Demonstration: Ronald K.Brown/Evidence
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence leads a journey through the history and culture of contemporary dance.

Friday, July 28, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $15/$8*
Performance: RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE
African-American contemporary dance company, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence present the Maine premiere of “Hi-Life,” a deeply moving journey about migration and identity; and “Upside Down,” set to the West African music of Oumou Sangare and Fela Kuti.

Saturday, July 29, Schaeffer Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Pre-performance Lecture: Suzanne Carbonneau
Performance: RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $15/$8*
(See Friday listing)

Tuesday, Aug. 1, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $12/$8*
Performance: HERBIN “TAMANGO” VAN CAYSEELE & BILL “CRUTCH” SHANNON
The tap sensation Herbin “Tamango” Van Cayseele lays his lyrical and complex rhythms down on top of some rockin’ live sounds. Bill “Crutch” Shannon creates elegant and fluid imagery with crutches, a skateboard and video. Followed by a post-performance discussion with the artists.

Friday, Aug. 4, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m. $15/$8*
Performance: DAVID DORFMAN DANCE
Internationally acclaimed choreographer David Dorfman Dance and his six-member company perform “A Cure for Gravity” to the popular music of Joe Jackson, the epic hearted “Subverse” and the hilarious “What I Know About Cats.” Followed by a post performance discussion with the artists.

Saturday, Aug. 5, Schaeffer Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Pre-performance Lecture: Suzanne Carbonneau
Performance: DAVID DORFMAN DANCE, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m. $15/$8* (see Friday listing)

Tuesday, Aug. 8, Olin Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
Performance: THE COMPOSER’S CONCERT
An annual favorite at the festival, this eclectic concert features
multi-instrumentalists Tigger Benford, Jesse Manno and Mike Vargas, pianist Clark Stiefel and percussionists Gilles Obermayer and Manuel Wandji in a program of original and improvised music.

Friday, Aug. 11, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m. $15/$8*
Performance: DENDY DANCE & THEATRE
The brilliant and eclectic creator Mark Dendy and his troupe of eight present his zany, go-for-broke dance work “Rock and Roll: Classic Sweet,” set to the music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Followed by a post-performance discussion with the artists.

Saturday, Aug. 12, Schaeffer Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Pre-performance Lecture: Suzanne Carbonneau
Performance: DENDY DANCE & THEATRE, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m. $15/$8* (see Friday listing)

Tuesday Aug. 15, Alumni Gym, 8 p.m
Performance: MOVING IN THE MOMENT
An evening of improvisational dance and music with contact improviser Karen Nelson and members of the festival dance and music faculty. An annual crowd pleaser full of delicious surprises, hilarious vignettes and moving moments.

Friday, Aug. 18, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $15/$8*
Performance: DIFFERENT VOICES
New works by established and emerging dance artists from around the world, including Ann Carlson, David Neumann, Lisa Race, Mary Williford-Shade, Gabe Masson, Kim Itoh and others.

Saturday, Aug. 14, Schaeffer Theatre, 1-5 p.m.
Informal Performance: YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS/NEW WORKS
An adjudicated, informal showing of more than 24 new works by talented festival participants from around the world. Faculty members will provide insightful, critical feedback throughout the afternoon.

Performance: STUDENT FINALE, Alumni Gym, 8 p.m., $5/$2*
A celebration of diverse dance traditions. Come for an evening of
modern, jazz and Afro-Caribbean works created by Ronald K. Brown, David Dorfman, Gabe Masson, Katiti King and Richard Gonzalez and performed by festival students. Highlighting the program will be a performance by local youth participating in the festival’s Youth Arts dance and music program under the direction of Jane Weiner.

*Admission for part-time students and senior citizens.
All events take place at Bates College.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Advance reservations by phone: 207-786-6161, beginning July 10, 12-5 p.m.

Contact: Laura Faure, director 207-786-6381



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