Bates, Franco-American Heritage Center present a 'F.A.B' performance

Featuring performers from Bates and from around the region, the fourth annual F.A.B Winter Dance Showcase takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston.

This year’s showcase features music and dance ranging from contemporary to classical to national genres. A collaboration between the Franco-American Heritage Center and Bates College, the F.A.B. (Franco American-Bates) Winter Dance Showcase provides opportunities for regional dance artists to perform in Lewiston and for local audiences to have access to a wide variety of dance presented in a historic downtown venue.

Admission is $12 for general seating and $10 for students and senior citizens. For reservations, please call 207-689-2000 or purchase tickets online.

The Bates College contribution includes a Nepalese dance performed by two students, a “Bates Bollywood” number featuring 26 dancers and the a cappella singing group TakeNote.

Local and regional dance artists taking part are Jenn Bourgeault, the Androscoggin Ballet, Heather Baur, Sara Smith, Trish Harms and Christine Simes, and Caribeth Klemundt.

The concert also features Bates pianist James Parakilas, violinist Mary Hunter and cellist Steve Witkin performing the Piano Trio in A minor by Maurice Ravel.