Stories about "Dance"
A moment for reflection: The dance repertory performance class appears in a mirrored wall in the Plavin studio. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)
Bates at Night: Sweat and study at the Marcy Plavin Dance Studio

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:13 pm

On Tuesday night, the Bates Dance Company picked up the pace in anticipation of the weekend's Back to Bates concert.

Photographed at her current workplace, the Chicago Cultural Center, Shoshona Currier succeeds Laura Faure as the director of the Bates Dance Festival. (Mark Hackman)
Maine native Shoshona Currier comes home from Chicago to helm Bates Dance Festival

Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:08 pm

Currently director of performing arts for the city of Chicago, Currier has been appointed as the next director of the Bates Dance Festival.

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Bates at Night: Senior Dance Thesis

Friday, March 17, 2017 11:44 am

Bates at Night: Last rehearsal for Laura Pietropaoli '17 and her dance thesis performance

Christina Lang '18 of Novato, Calif., dances with Erin Fuller '18 of Reno, Nev.
Bates at Night: Ballroom Society, a ‘contact sport’

Friday, March 3, 2017 12:35 pm

Student members of the Bates Ballroom Society make all the right moves on Wednesday night.

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Video: In dance and poetry, Katie Ailes ’14 tells a story about her childhood dance teacher

Friday, December 4, 2015 12:19 pm

At Bates, Katie Ailes '14 created "Polos," a story about a beloved teacher. Now she's created a film to give her story even more life.

A scene from a 2014 rehearsal by the Bates College Dance Company. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Theater, film, music key to year’s first dance concert at Bates

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:58 pm

The title may say "dance," but the Oct. 3-4 "Back to Bates Weekend" Dance Concert includes other performance forms too.

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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.

The Bates Modern Dance Company performs "Appalachian Spring" in 1979. (Leonard Plavin, courtesy of Marcy Plavin)
Dance alumni to perform, pay tribute to program founder Plavin

Monday, April 27, 2015 10:37 am

On May 2, dozens of dance alumni return to Bates College to perform in a reunion concert and pay tribute to dance program founder Marcy Plavin.

Keila Ching ’18.Hannah Miller ’14 and Lucas Wilson-Spiro ’15 perform. (Phyllis Graber Jensen)
Interactive technology drives weekend’s senior thesis performance

Friday, April 10, 2015 12:33 pm

In performances April 10-12, the Bates College theater-dance piece "Transparency" is driven by interactive multimedia.

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Spring Dance Concert puts student work front and center

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:49 pm

Showcasing pieces choreographed and performed by students, the Bates College Dance Company's annual spring concert takes place April 3-6.

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