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Bates Dance Festival launches performance season

The Bates Dance Festival, northern New England’s leading contemporary dance producing and training program, announces its 2001 performance season, July 21 through Aug. 18.The season includes internationally renowned dance and performance companies, as well as concerts featuring modern, jazz, hip hop and works by established and emerging choreographers from around the world. Recognized throughout the contemporary dance community for its excellent performance series, the Bates Dance Festival, located on the Bates College campus, features critically acclaimed new works by Bebe Miller Company, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Art Bridgman/Myrna Packer and the sensational global fusion of Urban Tap, as well as performances by choreographers Sean Curran and David Rousseve.

In addition to its mainstage performance series of 13 concerts, the festival offers two intensive training programs, one for adults and one for younger dancers. For more information, or to request a brochure, contact the Bates Dance Festival at 207-786-6381; or this dancefest@bates.edu; or visit the festival website.



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