It's F.A.B.: Franco-American Heritage Center, Bates offer smorgasbord of Maine dance

FAB 2011

The Franco-American Heritage Center and Bates College dance program are partnering to offer the sixth annual F.A.B. dance concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the FAHC, 46 Cedar St.

Tickets are $14 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. To learn more and order tickets, please visit the center’s website:

F.A.B. (“Franco-American/Bates”) is an ongoing effort to bring the Maine community together through the arts. Choreographers from across Maine and New England submit work for inclusion in the program, which also features Bates student groups.

This year, styles range from contemporary ballet to Japanese butoh, to contemporary modern dance, to jazz. The variety makes for an exciting evening filled with beauty, tenderness, humor, new ideas and familiar forms.

Regional choreographers sharing their work in the historic venue of the FAHC include Rebecca Laber-Smith and Robyn Nast, Zoe Eddy, Wendy E. Getchell, Bates senior Lindsay Reuter, Heather Baur, Annie Kloppenberg, Nell Simpson and Nancy Salmon. Karl Rogers, a member of David Dorfman Dance, offers a solo piece performed by Rachel Boggia, visiting assistant professor of dance at Bates and acting director of the college’s dance program.

The event is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates and the generosity of the FAHC.

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