Archives for "Bates Dance Festival"


March 16, 2011 4:37 pm

Known as a center for dance, Bates leaps forward with creation of dance major

Home of both the renowned Bates Dance Festival and a well-regarded academic-year dance program, Bates College this fall will begin to offer Maine’s first major focused solely on dance.


February 15, 2011 2:32 pm

Bates Dance Festival announces details of 2011 training programs

In the first preview of the 2011 season, the Bates Dance Festival announces its 29th summer of workshops and public events, taking place July 4 through Aug. 13 on the Bates College campus.


August 4, 2010 9:09 am

Dance festival's 'Different Voices' hail from Africa, Mexico, U.S.

In the final week of the Bates Dance Festival, the annual “Different Voices” concert showcases the internationalism of contemporary dance, with choreographers from the United States, Africa and Mexico bringing compelling styles and perspectives to the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 5 and 6, in Bates College‚Äôs Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.


August 3, 2010 9:43 am

Portland Press Herald describes transcendent AXIS performance at Bates Dance Festival

Portland Press Herald reviewer Jennifer Brewer describes the “physically integrated” AXIS Dance Company performance at the Bates Dance Festival as…


July 29, 2010 1:32 pm

AXIS Dance Company presents Maine premieres at dance festival

AXIS Dance Company, one of the most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities, presents the Maine premieres of award-winning works by choreographers David Dorfman, Alex Ketley and Joe Goode. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, in Bates College’s Alumni Gymnasium, 130 Central Ave.


July 22, 2010 12:32 pm

With Young Dancers Workshop, festival bridges gap in dance education

Five days a week for three weeks in June and July, 100 student dancers spend hours perfecting their technique in studios, gymnasiums and classrooms around the Bates campus. These accomplished students come from the U.S. and abroad to attend the Young Dancers Workshop, part of the nationally acclaimed Bates Dance Festival.


July 21, 2010 3:51 pm

COCo Dance Theatre brings Caribbean flavors to Bates Dance Festival

Incorporating the textures of Caribbean performance with African and American sensibilities, Cynthia Oliver’s COCo Dance Theatre performs its current evening-length work at this summer’s Bates Dance Festival. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, in Bates College’s Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.


July 7, 2010 3:05 pm

Maine Sunday Telegram notes great appetite for Bates Dance Festival offerings

Maine Sunday Telegram arts reporter Bob Keyes opens his preview of the 2010 Bates Dance Festival by noting that the…


July 1, 2010 11:22 am

Dance festival opens with Monica Bill Barnes and a Maine premiere

The Bates Dance Festival opens its 2010 season with the charming Monica Bill Barnes & Company, one of the funniest, most imaginative groups the New York dance scene has produced in years.


October 15, 2009 7:04 am

Renowned South African choreographer opens debut U.S. tour at Bates

In its first-ever concert held during the academic year, the internationally acclaimed Bates Dance Festival collaborates with the Bates College Concerts Committee to present “Beautiful Me” by the renowned South African company Vuyani Dance Theatre Project.