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Laura Faure, director of the Bates Dance Festival, is shown on the Bates campus in July 2012. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Laura Faure, Bates Dance Festival director, to step down after 2017 festival

Friday, November 11, 2016 11:30 am

Laura Faure, the fourth director in the history of the Bates Dance Festival, will step down after the 2017 season — the festival's 35th and her 30th.

Doug Varone and Dancers return to the Bates Dance Festival in 2013. Photograph by Cylla von Tiedemann.
National Endowment for the Arts awards $40,000 to Bates Dance Festival

Friday, December 11, 2015 9:41 am

The Bates Dance Festival announced on Dec. 9 that it has received...

The NEA's  Jane Chu admires a piece the Bates Museum of Art exhibition "Maine Collected." (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
National Endowment for the Arts head Jane Chu sees funding at work at Bates

Thursday, August 13, 2015 2:22 pm

Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, visited the Bates College Museum of Art on Aug. 11 during a three-day tour of Maine arts presenters.

Bliss Kohlmyer and Kara Davis appear in the Bates Dance Festival's "Different Voices" concerts. (Andy Mogg)
Bates Dance Festival ends season with three popular programs

Monday, August 3, 2015 9:45 am

The Bates Dance Festival reprises three popular annual offerings as it nears the end of its 2015 season.

Robert Moses' Kin. (R.J. Muna)
Bates Dance Festival: Robert Moses’ Kin looks at liberation movements

Monday, July 27, 2015 9:48 am

Robert Moses' Kin returns to the Bates Dance Festival with performances of "NEVABAWARLDAPECE" on July 31–Aug. 1.

Delfos Danza Contemporanea. (Martin Gavica)
Esteemed Mexican troupe in New England debut at Bates Dance Festival

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:55 pm

The leading Mexican dance troupe Delfos Danza Contemporanea makes its New England debut in Bates Dance Festival performances July 24-25.

The Bates Dance Festival presents Sean Dorsey Dance with "The Missing Generation." (Lydia Daniller)
Dance festival offers East Coast debut of Dorsey work on AIDS crisis

Monday, July 13, 2015 9:50 am

Sean Dorsey Dance presents "The Missing Generation," a dance-theater production that explores the impact of the 1980s AIDS crisis, July 16 and 18.

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An eclectic showcase kicks off the 2015 Bates Dance Festival

Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:15 pm

Presenting fresh choreographic voices from festival faculty and alumni, the showcase "DanceNOW" opens the 2015 Bates Dance Festival July 10-11.

Regan Radulski '15. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
For dance majors, Bates Dance Festival is a chance to visit the dream

Friday, August 29, 2014 2:28 pm

What do Bates dance majors gain by training at the Bates Dance Festival?

Chris Aiken (shown) and Angie Hauser perform in the Bates Dance Festival's "Different Voices" concerts. (Chris Randle)
Bates Dance Festival presents ‘Different Voices’

Monday, August 4, 2014 1:16 pm

The 2014 Bates Dance Festival draws to a close with five performances, including two "Different Voices" concerts that showcase a grand diversity of styles and perspectives from young international choreographers.

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