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Monday

July 24, 2006
12:00 am

Marc Bamuthi Joseph presents 'Scourge' at Bates Dance Festival

Spoken word dynamo Marc Bamuthi Joseph presents his latest full-evening work, Scourge, fusing hip-hop, spoken word, dance and live music. The Bates Dance Festival presents Bamuthi at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, in Schaeffer Theatre, 365 College St., Bates College. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 8.

Monday

July 17, 2006
12:00 am

Robert Moses’ Kin performs at Bates Dance Festival

Described by The New York Times as “electrifying” and hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a local treasure,” Robert Moses’ Kin returns to the Bates Dance Festival to present Moses’ eloquent and streetwise brand of contemporary dance. The festival presents Robert Moses’ Kin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, in Schaeffer Theatre, 365 College St., Bates College. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 8.

Friday

July 7, 2006
12:00 am

Tania Isaac Dance premieres at Bates Dance Festival

Tania Isaac Dance kicks off the 2006 Bates Dance Festival events series with an evening-length tale inspired by Caribbean village life. The festival presents Tania Isaac Dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15, in Schaeffer Theatre, 365 College St., Bates College. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 8.

Tuesday

August 9, 2005
11:04 am

International choreographers perform at the Bates Dance Festival

The annual Different Voices concert features an inspiring night of dance from around the globe as visiting artists from the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo bring new works to the Bates Dance Festival stage. The Different Voices concert will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (This performance is appropriate for an audience of all ages.)

Monday

August 1, 2005
11:17 am

Leading choreographers perform at Bates Dance Festival

The Bates Dance Festival’s roster of resident artists includes many luminaries of the contemporary dance world. The 2005 Faculty Gala concert, presented at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Shaeffer Theatre, showcases the exceptional diversity and talent of such choreographers as Sean Curran, David Dorfman, Spanish dancer Clara Ramona and ballet artist Rachel List. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (This production is appropriate for an audience of all ages.)

Tuesday

July 26, 2005
9:42 am

Bebe Miller Company previews 'Landing/Place' at Bates Dance Festival

The Bates Dance Festival presents BESSIE Award-winning choreographer Bebe Miller’s Landing/Place, a highly kinetic, visually captivating work for five dancers using dance for the camera, interactive digital media and performance, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, at Schaeffer Theatre. Tickets are $18/$12 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (This production is appropriate for an audience of all ages.)

Wednesday

July 20, 2005
9:53 am

Jane Comfort and Company perform at Bates Dance Festival

Jane Comfort and Company returns to the Bates Dance Festival to present Persephone and Underground River. Hailed by New York Times dance critic Ann Kisselgoff as “one of the most fertile minds in the theater of mixed forms,” Comfort and her company perform in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, in Schaeffer Theatre, College Street.

Wednesday

July 6, 2005
10:08 am

Keigwin + Company premieres at Bates Dance Festival

Keigwin + Company kicks off the five-week 2005 Bates Dance Festival performance series with a dazzling program of Maine premieres. Recently hailed as the “Best of 2004″ by The New York Times, this hot, young troupe of formidable dancers performs works exploring contemporary life and pop culture with choreographic ingenuity and range. The festival presents Keigwin + Co. at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, in Schaeffer Theatre, College Street, Bates College. Tickets are $15/$10 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 9. (Please note that this performance contains intimate scenes not appropriate for young children.)

Sunday

August 1, 2004
9:57 am

Everett Dance Theatre presents 'Home Movies' at Bates Dance Festival

The Rhode Island-based Everett Dance Theatre returns to Bates College to present the 2004 world premiere of Home Movies. Incorporating dance, theater and video, Home Movies explores today’s American family, tackling such issues as mental illness, homelessness and immigration. The Bates Dance Festival presents Everett Dance Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, at Schaeffer Theatre, College Street. Tickets are $17/$10 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 10. (Home Movies is appropriate for people of all ages.)

Wednesday

July 28, 2004
10:43 am

Tere O'Connor presents 'Lawn' at Bates Dance Festival

New York dance maker Tere O’Connor, a leading postmodern choreographer, brings his company Tere O’Connor Dance to the Bates Dance Festival Bates for the 2004 Maine premiere of Lawn , a work co-commissioned by the festival. The festival presents Tere O’Connor Dance at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, at Schaeffer Theatre, College Street. Tickets are $17/$10 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 10. (Lawn is appropriate for people of all ages.)