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Thursday

November 3, 2011
2:31 pm

First dance majors present their choreography

Featuring dances created by acclaimed choreographers and by students who will graduate among Bates’ first dance majors next spring, the Bates Modern Dance Company offers its annual Fall Concert in performances Saturday, Nov. 12, through Monday, Nov. 14, in Schaeffer Theatre.

First dance majors present their choreography

Monday

October 10, 2011
1:18 pm

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

On an October day that could have passed for August, Bates marked the 25th anniversary of its Olin Arts Center with a family arts festival. And while the attractions included a marching band, popcorn, balloon animals and juggling, the festivity was much more than just another day at the circus. The headliners, avant-garde marching band Asphalt Orchestra and the New Vaudeville act Two, managed both to honor the long traditions they represent and to show them in a new light.

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

Monday

September 26, 2011
10:36 am

Parents & Family Weekend dance concert showcases work by guests, students, faculty

The Bates College Modern Dance Company offers its annual Parents & Family Weekend dance concerts at noon Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Friday

September 9, 2011
3:31 pm

Trustee Dervilla McCann '77

Among trustees recently elected to the Bates board is Dr. Dervilla M. McCann ’77 of Winthrop, Maine, a cardiologist and partner with Androscoggin Cardiology Associates and Maine Research associates in Auburn.

Wednesday

May 4, 2011
2:46 pm

'Post-Human World' series concludes with multimedia dance piece

Rachel Boggia, acting director of the Bates dance program, presents a dance incorporating interactive video at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Plavin Dance Studio on the second floor of Merrill Gymnasium, 141 Russell St. Titled “In the Very Eye of the Night,” the piece is an 11-minute solo created by Marlon Barrios Solano and performed by Boggia. The event concludes the series “Race in a Post-Human World,” an examination of technology’s impacts on concepts of social categories.

Tuesday

May 3, 2011
10:08 am

Video: Performance of "Santo" during Modern Dance Company tribute to Leonard Plavin

The dance “Santo” was performed during the Bates Modern Dance Company reunion tribute to the late Leonard Plavin, who photographed…

Monday

May 2, 2011
2:49 pm

Video: Bodies in motion as dance alums rehearse their tributes

This short video shows offers the sights and sounds of Modern Dance Company alumni choreographing new dance pieces in Pettigrew…

Monday

May 2, 2011
2:47 pm

Sentiments sweet, feet fleet as dance alumni celebrate Plavins

The standing ovation alone would have been plenty. But, lest there be any doubt about the reason for the gathering, a few dozen Bates dancers put it into words, too: “We love you, Marcy.” The shout-out to Marcy Plavin kicked off an April 30 evening of dance honoring the retired Bates dance director and her husband, the late Leonard Plavin, a photographer who compiled an invaluable visual archive depicting 40 years of dance at the college.

Monday

May 2, 2011
1:47 pm

Quips and quotes overheard during alumni dance reunion rehearsals

A visitor on the first floor of Chase Hall heard muffled footfalls coming from somewhere on the second floor. Climbing…

Tuesday

April 19, 2011
3:20 pm

Dance alumni honor program's founder and its longtime photographer

Decades of dance at Bates College will come to life on stage again Saturday, April 30, as nearly 90 dance alumni perform a piece based on images by the late dance photographer Leonard Plavin. The dance “A Moment in Focus: Dance Images by Leonard Plavin,” commemorating the passion and achievement of a photographer who shot some 10,000 images of the Bates College Modern Dance Company, concludes an alumni reunion dance performance beginning at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.