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Wednesday

July 22, 1998
11:54 am

Bebe Miller Company previews new works at Bates Dance Festival

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.

Saturday

July 18, 1998
11:40 am

Live documentary on Holocaust memorial dance theater to be performed

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.

Thursday

July 16, 1998
2:16 pm

Chainon to perform Franco-American music, storytelling

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.

Wednesday

July 15, 1998
2:13 pm

Bates Dance Festival presents Doug Elkins Dance Company

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.

Wednesday

July 15, 1998
2:06 pm

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

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.

Tuesday

July 14, 1998
2:01 pm

French-Canadian step dancing featured at Dance Festival

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.

Tuesday

July 14, 1998
1:54 pm

Benoit Bourque presents dance workshop

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.

Saturday

July 11, 1998
1:41 pm

Dance festival to feature 'Faculty Gala'

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.

Friday

July 10, 1998
1:36 pm

JAZZDANCE to open Bates Dance Festival

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.

Monday

July 6, 1998
1:26 pm

Midsummer Lakeside Concerts to begin

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.