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Thursday

July 5, 2012 9:16 am

Rennie Harris and Puremovement open 2012 Bates Dance Festival

Rennie Harris and Puremovement open 2012 Bates Dance Festival

Rennie Harris, proclaimed “hip hop’s grandmaster” by Dance Magazine, returns to Bates with his company, Puremovement, to launch the Bates Dance Festival and present some greatest hits.

Tuesday

June 8, 2010 4:37 pm

2010 Commencement honorand panel discussion: 'Principles into action'

The evening before Commencement, the honorary degree recipients gather in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall to share insights into…

Friday

June 4, 2010 10:26 am

2010 Commencement honorand addresses

A pioneering choreographer, leading researchers in the fields of climate change and reproduction, a best-selling novelist and one of television’s…

Sunday

May 30, 2010 2:46 pm

Commencement message: Don't compare yourself to others, says journalist Pauley

“I saw this headline,” renowned television journalist Jane Pauley told the 455 members of the Bates College class of 2010: ” ‘Inspiration is everywhere, but you have to be looking.’ May you find inspiration everywhere you look.” Pauley was one of five honorary degree recipients at the College’s 144th commencement ceremony.

Wednesday

May 26, 2010 3:21 pm

Bates announces Commencement 2010 honorands, speakers

The 2010 Bates honorands are:
Rennie Harris, the choreographer who brought hip hop to the mainstream world of dance;
James McCarthy, a scientist recognized internationally for helping to communicate the science of climate change;
Jane Pauley, the veteran television journalist;
Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and 1977 Bates graduate;
and Teresa Woodruff, a researcher responsible for pioneering work in the care of women who will become infertile due to cancer treatment.

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.

Wednesday

July 21, 2004 11:12 am

Hip-hop legend Rennie Harris presents 'Facing Mekka' at Bates Dance Festival

Philadelphia’s Rennie Harris, one of hip-hop’s leading ambassadors worldwide, brings his company, Puremovement, back to the Bates Dance Festival for the 2004 Maine premiere of Facing Mekka, a work co-commissioned by the festival and conceived at Bates in 1998. The festival presents Rennie Harris Puremovement in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 22-24, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, in Schaeffer Theatre, College Street. Tickets are $25/$15 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 10. (Facing Mekka is appropriate for people of all ages.)

Friday

March 26, 1999 4:24 pm

Dance Festival Calendar of Events for July 17-Aug. 14

1999 Bates Dance Festival Calendar of Events for July 17-Aug. 14