Bates Dance Festival presents 20th anniversary season

The Bates Dance Festival, northern New England’s leading contemporary dance producing and training program, presents its 20th anniversary season, July 20 through Aug. 17, 2002.

The season celebrates the diversity and creativity of contemporary dance with performances featuring postmodern, jazz, improvisation and flamenco by acclaimed U. S. companies and established and emerging choreographers from around the world. Recognized throughout the contemporary dance community for its outstanding performance series, the Bates Dance Festival, located on the Bates College campus, features critically acclaimed new works by Jane Comfort and Company, Robert Moses’ KIN, Eiko & Koma, Simone Forti and Lisa Race Dance, as well as performances by emerging choreographers Sara Sweet Rabidoux, Gesel Mason, Ming Lung Yang, Helanius Wilkins and others.

In addition to its main stage performance series of 13 concerts, the festival offers two intensive training programs, one for adults and one for younger dancers. For more information about the festival schedule, phone the Bates Dance Festival at 207-786-6381, email the festival at this or visit the festival Web site at

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