Archives for "Annual events"


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.


July 14, 2005 9:56 am

Lakeside concerts conclude with music from Ireland

Brendan Taaffe (shown), with Matt and Shannon Heaton, offers the final concert in the 2005 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series. The 2005 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series winds up on Aug. 11 with “Ireland Reclaimed,” a program of Irish and Irish-influenced music by Brendan Taaffe, with Matt and Shannon Heaton. The concert starts at 6 p.m. in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews at Bates. The rain site is the adjacent Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.


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.)


May 26, 2005 11:44 am

Bates announces speakers, honorary degree recipients for commencement

Five honorary degree recipients will speak at the 139th commencement at Bates on May 30. They are composer Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Anderson, theoretical biologist Lynn Margulis, entrepreneur and engineer Paul Soros and his wife, Daisy M. Soros, and NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams.


February 9, 2005 3:19 pm

Students offer fifth annual 'Vagina Monologues'

Olga Osadchaya, a Bates College senior, directs the college’s fifth annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” in 8 p.m. performances Friday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., Lewiston.


January 26, 2005 1:31 pm

Annual International Dinner to assist tsunami relief

The Bates College International Club hosts its annual International Dinner Sunday, Jan. 30, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building.


December 22, 2004 12:55 pm

MLK Day events highlight legacy of labor, justice, and dignity

The Rev. John Mendez, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., and the Winston-Salem Chronicle’s 1994 Man of the Year, is the keynote speaker for the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.


December 22, 2004 10:02 am

2005 Martin Luther King Day Workshops

2005 Martin Luther King Day Workshops.


December 22, 2004 9:57 am

2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule.


September 29, 2004 11:44 am

Weekend music: Concert Series opener, chamber festival

Presenting artists from Boston, Beijing, Venice and Normal, Ill., the 2004-05 Bates College Concert Series brings a world’s worth of musical artistry to the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall this fall and winter. The series of four 8 p.m. concerts begins on Saturday, Oct. 2, with a concert of Chinese music by Chi Li, a virtuoso of the “erhu,” a two-stringed fiddle renowned for its haunting voicelike sound.