Posts from July 2010
Campus Construction Update: Week of July 26, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010 12:02 pm

In this week's Campus Construction Update: Rain and wind can't keep a good fence down, and a cure for neck pain will be found in the new location for the Garcelon Field flagpoles.

Campus Construction Update, week of July 26: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

Friday, July 30, 2010 11:44 am

Thunderstorms on July 21 that unleashed torrents of rain and spawned three tornadoes in southern Maine also made its mark, happily minor, on the Hedge/Roger Williams construction site. Winds, which gusted up to 90 mph in some parts of the state, knocked over 40 feet of the fence around the site. "We called the contractor," Portland-based Wright-Ryan, "and the superintendent was nearby, and he just came over and put it back," says project manager Paul Farnsworth.

Campus Construction Update, week of July 26: Garcelon Field

Friday, July 30, 2010 11:16 am

At the old Garcelon Field grandstand, the flagpoles were atop the press box behind the spectators. So anybody who wanted to gaze at Old Glory during the national anthem had to twist right around to see it. The renovated facility, says project manager Mike Gustin, will feature flagpoles behind the scoreboard, at the north end of the field. "Now you’ll just be able to look across the field," Gustin says. "It’ll be nice."

AXIS Dance Company presents Maine premieres at dance festival

Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:32 pm

AXIS Dance Company, one of the most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities, presents the Maine premieres of award-winning works by choreographers David Dorfman, Alex Ketley and Joe Goode. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, in Bates College's Alumni Gymnasium, 130 Central Ave.

With Young Dancers Workshop, festival bridges gap in dance education

Thursday, July 22, 2010 12:32 pm

Five days a week for three weeks in June and July, 100 student dancers spend hours perfecting their technique in studios, gymnasiums and classrooms around the Bates campus. These accomplished students come from the U.S. and abroad to attend the Young Dancers Workshop, part of the nationally acclaimed Bates Dance Festival.

COCo Dance Theatre brings Caribbean flavors to Bates Dance Festival

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:51 pm

Incorporating the textures of Caribbean performance with African and American sensibilities, Cynthia Oliver's COCo Dance Theatre performs its current evening-length work at this summer's Bates Dance Festival. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, in Bates College's Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Campus Construction Update, week of July 12: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:56 pm

These days, "Hedge Hall is really all about steel," says project manager Paul Farnsworth. At last we're past the days when it was all about drainage. Trucks bearing Hedge Hall's new steel skeleton should start to arrive Monday, July 19.

Campus Construction Update, week of July 12: Garcelon Field

Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:45 pm

We all know that being able to deal effectively with boundary issues is key to a well-evolved personality. The Garcelon Field renovation passed such a developmental milestone July 8 with the completion of its concrete "anchor curb." This low concrete wall around the playing area, says project manager Mike Gustin, "kind of confines the field."

Campus Construction Update: Week of July 12, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:24 pm

We all know that being able to deal effectively with boundary issues is key to a well-evolved personality. The Garcelon Field renovation passed such a developmental milestone July 8 with the completion of its concrete "anchor curb." Meanwhile, these days "Hedge Hall is really all about steel," says project manager Paul Farnsworth. (At last we're past the days when it was all about drainage.) Trucks bearing Hedge Hall's new steel skeleton should start to arrive Monday, July 19.

Dance festival presents Varone company with stunning new work

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:47 pm

One of America's most gifted dancemakers, Doug Varone returns to the Bates Dance Festival for his sixth creative residency since 1992. Varone's exceptional company performs stunning new works including "Lux," "Castles" and excerpts from a work in progress, "Chapters from a Broken Novel." Performances take place at 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, July 15 and 17, in Bates College's Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

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