The wait is over: F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase happens March 2

The Portland company Indiedanceworks is among artists performing at the eighth annual F.A.B. dance showcase. Photograph by Dana Crawford/SALT.

The eighth annual F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase, featuring artists from Lewiston-Auburn, elsewhere in Maine and beyond, takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St.

Admission is $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, available through the FAHC or by calling 207-689-2000.

Named for the community partners presenting the showcase — the Franco-American center and Bates College — F.A.B. brings the Maine community together through dance. A variety of dance genres come together in a memorable evening filled with beauty, tenderness, humor, innovation and familiar forms.

Choreographers from across Maine and New England, including Bates students and faculty, Colby College students, and choreographers from New Hampshire and Connecticut College, will present work.

From Bates, F.A.B. dance artists are Rachel Boggia, assistant professor of dance, and three dance majors: juniors Bridgette Chandhoke of Fairfax, Va., and Leroy Barnes of Woodbridge, Va.; and sophomore Isaiah Rice of Dallas.

Other Maine artists on the program come from Androscoggin Dance, the professional training program at the Dance Center in Auburn; the Maine Dance Project; Shove Gently Dance; Indiedanceworks; Tim Rice and Debi Irons; and Range of Motion Arts.

Kira Gavin, a member of the Bates class of 2012, has choreographed a large project for Androscoggin Dance based on the elements, and the F.A.B. program includes “Water” from that project. Gavin has also created a tap piece with dancers from the school.

Coming from Colby College is dance major Delaney McDonough.

New Hampshire choreographer-dancers Patricia Harms and Christine Simes are familiar members of the F.A.B. program. And Shawn Hove of Connecticut College is a regular on the Bates Dance Festival videography and documentation team.

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