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Events at Bates: Summer 2013

Corey Harris performs in 2008 at Bates College, where he is a member of the class of 1991. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Corey Harris ’91 opens Bates’ brand-new Concerts on the Quad series July 18. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Happy summer from Bates! Here’s a listing of public events at the college from June 15 through Aug. 15, 2013.

The Bates Dance Festival will proceed as always, but in other ways this is an unusual summer for the arts at the college.

The Bates College Museum of Art is closed until Sept. 13 for the installation of an energy-saving LED lighting system that will improve the viewing experience for visitors.

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A previous Clean Sweep ‘garage sale’ at Bates. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Continuing Bates’ long and popular tradition of free outdoor summer concerts are the new Concerts on the Quad. Replacing the Midsummer Lakeside Concerts, this series focuses on the blues.

Admission: See individual Bates Dance Festival events for admission information. Concerts on the Quad are free. And Clean Sweep on June 15 only costs if you buy something! (And we hope you do.)

Want the latest events information? Visit the daily Events page. Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at calendar@bates.edu.

Thanks for your interest in Bates.


June

15 Sat

8am | Clean Sweep: A bargain-hunter’s paradise, Bates’ popular “garage sale” of worthy possessions donated by students, staff and faculty returns for the 13th year. FMI 207-786-6207.
Underhill Arena


July

2 Tue

7:30pm | Ladysmith Black Mambazo: L/A Arts presents the renowned South African singing group in a concert rescheduled from February. All tickets purchased or won for the February date will be honored. FMI 207-782-7228 or mail@laarts.org.
Gomes Chapel


Dancer-choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin. Photograph by Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times.

Dancer-choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin. Photograph by Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times.

9 Tue

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival Show & Tell: Nejla Yatkin / NY2Dance: Yatkin and members of her company give a lecture-demonstration for their piece “Oasis.” FMI Visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre

12 Fri

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival performance: Nejla Yatkin / NY2Dance: One of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch,” Nejla Yatkin / NY2Dance performs the world premiere of “Oasis,” an evening-length multimedia work based on the story of Layla and Majnoon, a tale regarded as the Middle Eastern forerunner of Romeo and Juliet. Admission $25 / $18 / $12 (adults/seniors/students). FMI: Visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


13 Sat

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival: Nejla Yatkin / NY2Dance (see July 12).
Schaeffer Theatre


Doug Varone and Dancers return to the Bates Dance Festival in 2013. Photograph by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Doug Varone and Dancers return to the Bates Dance Festival in 2013. Photograph by Cylla von Tiedemann.

16 Tue

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival Show & Tell: Doug Varone and Dancers: Varone and his superb dancers pull back the curtain on 25 years of their dancemaking process. FMI Visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre

18 Thu

6:30pm | Concerts on the Quad: Corey Harris: Bates’ new concert series concentrates on that quintessential American music, the blues. Corey Harris ’91, a singer-songwriter featured in the 2003 Martin Scorsese blues documentary Feel Like Going Home, opens the series with a solo show. Admission is free; bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. FMI 207-786-6400.
Historic Quad

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival performance: Doug Varone and Dancers. Acclaimed dancemakers Varone and company return to the festival to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a stunning new work, “Mouth Above Water,” set to a haunting score by Julia Wolfe; and Varone’s signature work “Rise.” $25 / $18 / $12 (adults / seniors / students). FMI: Visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


20 Sat

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival: Doug Varone and Dancers (see July 18).
Schaeffer Theatre


23 Tue

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival Show & Tell: Bebe Miller Company: Miller offers insight on the making of her 25-year retrospective work, “A History.” FMI Visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


A dancer in the Bebe Miller Company. Photograph by Valerie Oliverio.

A dancer in the Bebe Miller Company. Photograph by Valerie Oliverio.

26 Fri

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival performance: Bebe Miller Company: Exploring the unruly edges of heart and mind, the award-winning Miller and troupe mark 25 years of dancemaking with the performance installation “A History.” This evening-length work centers on the decade-long dancing relationship between company members Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones. Admission: $25 / $18 / $12 (adults / seniors / students). FMI: Visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre

27 Sat

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival: Bebe Miller Company (see July 26).
Schaeffer Theatre


28 Sun

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival Show & Tell: Stephan Koplowitz: An award-winning director, choreographer and media artist, Koplowitz is internationally recognized for creating site-specific works for such architecturally significant sites as Grand Central Station and London’s Natural History Museum. FMI Visit the website.
Olin Concert Hall


30 Tue

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival Show & Tell: Bridgman | Packer Dance: Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer unpack the evolution of their journey into the magical world of dance and technology. FMI Visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


31 Wed

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival performance: Musicians’ Concert: Thoughtful, playful and profound music takes center stage when these extraordinary composers, known for their collaborations with dancers, perform a program of original and improvised works that blend musical styles from around the globe. Admission: $15 / $7 (general admission). FMI Visit the website.
Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St.


Portland-based blues musician Samuel James. Photograph by Jon Reece.

Portland-based blues musician Samuel James. Photograph by Jon Reece.

August

1 Thu

6:30pm | Concerts on the Quad: Samuel James: Bates’ new concert series concentrates on that quintessential American music, the blues. A Portland bluesman praised by the French edition of Rolling Stone as a “guardian of lightning,” Samuel James offers a solo performance. Admission is free; bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. FMI 207-786-6400.
Historic Quad

2 Fri

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival performance: Bridgman | Packer Dance: Bridgman | Packer has developed a unique approach to integrating video into dance — making it, in effect, their third dance partner. Their newest work, “Voyeur,” is inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and presents fragments of private lives. Admission $25 / $18 / $12 (adults / seniors / students). FMI Visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre


A scene from "Voyeur," a multimedia work created by Bridgman | Packer Dance and inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. Photograph by Arthur Fink.

A scene from “Voyeur,” a multimedia work created by Bridgman | Packer Dance and inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. Photograph by Arthur Fink.

3 Sat

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival: Bridgman | Packer Dance (see Aug. 2).
Schaeffer Theatre

7 Wed

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival performance: Moving in the Moment: A festival favorite: an evening of improvisational performance with contact improviser, Nancy Stark Smith, and festival faculty and musicians. FMI Visit the website.
Alumni Gymnasium


8 Thu

Choreographer Kendra Portier will show work in the Bates Dance Festival's  "Different Voices" concert.

Choreographer Kendra Portier will show work in the Bates Dance Festival’s “Different Voices” concert.

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival performance: Different Voices: Showcasing diverse styles and perspectives, Different Voices features visiting choreographers from around the globe. The program includes new works by Jennifer Archibald, New York-based hip hop/jazz choreographer; the Bay area’s fierce dance/music duo La Alternativa; and Ethiopian artist Shiferaw Tariku. Admission: $25 / $18 / $12 (adults / seniors / students). FMI Visit the website.
Schaeffer Theatre

9 Fri

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival: Different Voices (see Aug. 8).
Schaeffer Theatre

10 Sat

7:30pm | Bates Dance Festival performance: Festival Finale: Help us celebrate the next generation of dance luminaries! Festival students perform a high-energy evening of new works created by faculty members Jennifer Archibald, Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, Autumn Eckman, Bebe Miller and Doug Varone. This culmination of the festival’s training program also showcases the talents of local youth in our Youth Arts Program. Admission: $6 (cash sales at the door only). FMI Visit the website.
Alumni Gymnasium


Blues, gospel and jazz singer Francine Reed returns to Bates Aug. 15.

Blues, gospel and jazz singer Francine Reed returns to Bates Aug. 15.

15 Thu

6:30pm | Concerts on the Quad: Francine Reed: Bates’ new concert series concentrates on that quintessential American music, the blues. In her third visit to Bates, veteran blues, gospel and jazz singer Francine Reed and her band close this year’s series. Admission is free; bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. FMI 207-786-6400.
Historic Quad



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