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Bates Dance Festival presents Doug Elkins Dance Company

Wednesday, 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.

Second annual HOT FEET dance concert seasoned with spicy African/jazz flavor

Wednesday, 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.

French-Canadian step dancing featured at Dance Festival

Tuesday, 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.

Benoit Bourque presents dance workshop

Tuesday, July 14, 1998 1:54 pm

The Bates Dance Festival presents a French- Canadian Step Dancing Workshop with Benoit Bourque, renowned Quebecois step dancer and musician, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Chase Hall. Admissions is $5, and the fun-filled workshop is open to all levels of experience.

Flute choir Howlin Winds to perform

Monday, July 13, 1998 1:52 pm

Howlin Winds, Maine's premier flute choir, will perform From Mozart to Jazz, a program featuring Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, three operatic selections, a selection of Gaelic melodies and a jazz composition, July 23 at 6 p.m. on the Bates quadrangle. The performance is part of the Bates College Midsummer Concert Series, and the public is invited to attend free of charge.

Dance festival to feature 'Faculty Gala'

Saturday, July 11, 1998 1:41 pm

The Bates Dance Festival presents Alone & Together: Faculty Gala July 18 at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre. $12/$8 (students and seniors). The performance features an evening of modern, ballet, hip hop and jazz solos and duets by dance artists Michael Foley, Vincent Mantsoe, Maria Simpson, Katiti King and Clyde Evans, followed by a post-performance discussion with the artists.

JAZZDANCE to open Bates Dance Festival

Friday, July 10, 1998 1:36 pm

The Bates Dance Festival, northern New England's leading contemporary dance presenting and training program, presents the jazz maverick Danny Buraczeski in concert with his company JAZZDANCE July 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance are priced at $14 and $8 (for full-time students and seniors) and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 207-786-6161 in the Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, located on Central Avenue. The evening features critically acclaimed works by Minneapolis-based JAZZDANCE, highlighted by a special preview of Ezekiel's Wheel, a new piece based on the fiction of James Baldwin, with an original score by composer-vocalist Philip Hamilton. The concert also will include Scene Unseen, with music by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington, and Swing Concerto, with music by Brave Old World, Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman.

Midsummer Lakeside Concerts to begin

Monday, July 6, 1998 1:26 pm

The Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series will present five Thursday-evening musical performances in July and August. Due to construction on Lake Andrews, this season's concerts will be held on the main Bates College quadrangle. All concerts begin at 6 p.m., and the public is invited to attend free of charge.

Well-known vocal ensemble to perform

Thursday, July 2, 1998 1:23 pm

Kent Camerata, an acclaimed international touring vocal instrumental ensemble in residence at Kent State University, performs July 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The program includes music by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak, Chabrier, Loeffler and Faure. The public is invited to attend with a suggested donation of $5 for general admission and $2 for seniors and students.

Bates Dance Festival's 1998 season highlights new dance and jazz collaborations

Wednesday, July 1, 1998 3:55 pm

The Bates Dance Festival, northern New England's leading contemporary dance presenting and training program, announces its 1998 performance season, July 18-Aug. 16.

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