July 28, 1998 12:06 pm
The Bates Dance Festival presents its Different Voices concert on Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre. Showcasing emerging artists from around the globe, the concert features new works by choreographers Kota Yamazaki of Japan, Sukarji Sriman of Java, Antonio Tavares of Cape Verde and Vincent Mantsoe of South Africa, all in residence as part of the festival’s International Visiting Artists Program. Tickets are $12/$8 (students and seniors) and may be purchased over the phone by calling 207-786- 6161.
July 22, 1998 12:02 pm
Danny Buraczeski and members of his JAZZDANCE company will be available for interviews and photography during rehearsals for their Friday performance in the Bates Dance Festival (please see attached press release).
July 22, 1998 11:54 am
The Bebe Miller Company returns to the Bates Dance Festival to debut two of the vibrant choreographer’s latest works Aug. 7 and Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre.
July 18, 1998 11:40 am
The Bates Dance Festival presents The Ivye Project: A Live Documentary by Tamar Rogoff Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The performance is free to the public. Tamar Rogoff will present her “live” documentary using slides, video and the 1935 diary of her father to recreate The Ivye Project, a large scale, site-specific dance theater piece at the Holocaust memorial in the woods of Belarus in the summer of 1994.
July 16, 1998 2:18 pm
Melissa M. Grable, a Bates College senior from Wilmette, Ill., recently returned from a month-long thesis research project aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Sea in the Arctic Ocean.
July 16, 1998 2:16 pm
Chainon, a fiddle, accordion and mandolin trio, specializing in traditional Franco-American music and storytelling, performs July 30 at 6 p.m. on the Bates quadrangle. The performance is part of the Bates Midsummer Concert Series, and the public is invited to attend free of charge.
July 16, 1998 2:15 pm
Peter V.R. Tilney, a Bates College senior from Kennebunkport, recently returned from a month-long thesis research project aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Sea in the Arctic Ocean.
July 15, 1998 2:13 pm
The Bates Dance Festival presents the return of the innovative Doug Elkins Dance Company Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer Theater. Tickets are $14/$8 (students and seniors) and may be purchased over the phone by calling 207-786-6161. This troupe of six dancers will perform their acclaimed 1996 work Center My Heart, an energetic ensemble piece set to devotional music by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, as well as two Maine premieres, Roda and Bipolarbear Nos.
July 15, 1998 2:06 pm
As the highlight of the Bates Dance Festival season, an international ensemble of dancers performs HOT FEET, an evening of American jazz, French- Canadian step, Afro-fusion and jazz tap July 31 at 8 p.m. in the Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, located on Central Avenue. Tickets for the performance are priced at $14 and $8 (for full-time students and seniors) and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 207-786-6161. Following a sold-out show in 1997, ticket buyers are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
July 14, 1998 2:01 pm
The Bates Dance Festival presents a French-Canadian Step Dancing Workshop with Benoit Bourque on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Chase Hall. $5. Renowned Quebecois step dancer and musician Benoit Bourque leads a fun-filled workshop open to all levels of experience.