Bates Dance Festival continues with Musicians' Concert

Thoughtful, playful and profound music takes center stage when extraordinary Bates Dance Festival composers known for their collaborations with dancers perform a program of original and improvised works that blend musical styles from around the globe.

The evening features multi-instrumentalists Jesse Manno, Albert Mathias, Terrence Karn and Shamou, whose collective musical repertory spans Africa, Asia and the Middle East; composer-pianists Peter Jones, Carl Landa, Mike Vargas and Michael Wall; and the exceptional tabla player Rajesh Bhandari.

The performance takes place Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Tickets cost $12 for the general public and $6 for students and seniors, and are available at www.batestickets.com.

Reservations can also be made by phone by calling 207-786-6161 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Learn more about the concert here.

David Dorfman Dance, who performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday August 5 and 6, offers a lecture-demonstration at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, in Schaeffer Theatre.


Here is the remaining schedule of the Bates Dance Festival’s 29th season of public events, continuing through Aug. 13 on the Bates campus.

August

1 Mon

7:30pm Bates Dance Festival lecture-demonstration: David Dorfman Dance. FMI.
Schaeffer Theatre


2 Tue

7:30pm Bates Dance Festival performance: The Musicians’ Concert. Composers and multi-instrumentalists offer original and improvised music from around the world. $12/$6. FMI.
Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston


5 Fri

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: David Dorfman Dance presents Prophets of Funk, driven by the sounds of Sly and the Family Stone. Talkback with the artists follows the concert. $24/$12. FMI.
Schaeffer Theatre


6 Sat

2pm Bates Dance Festival performance: A collaboration between The Equus Projects and Black Label Movement, UN/Stable Landscape is a site-specific performance exploring an encounter between horses and humans. $10. FMI.
Chance Encounter Farm, 118 Fickett Road, Pownal

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: David Dorfman Dance (see Aug. 5). Inside Dance lecture with writer Debra Cash at 7:15pm.FMI.
Schaeffer Theatre


7 Sun

2pm Bates Dance Festival performance: UN/Stable Landscape (see Aug. 6). FMI.
Chance Encounter Farm, 118 Fickett Road, Pownal


11 Thu

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Different Voices. A diverse evening of new works by international and emerging choreographers. $24/$12. FMI.
Schaeffer Theatre


12 Fri

8pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Different Voices (see Aug. 11). FMI.
Schaeffer Theatre


13 Sat

1pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Young Choreographers/New Works, an informal adjudicated showing of new works by talented festival students. FMI .
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm Bates Dance Festival performance: Festival Finale. Festival participants perform works by Jennifer Archibald, David Dorfman, Nicholas Leichter and Lisa Race, plus a new work by Youth Arts Program participants. FMI.
Alumni Gym

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