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Bates Dance Festival performance at Lake Andrews on Monday, July 11, 2022. Fist & Heel Performance Group …together, they stood shaking, while others began to shout Mon, July 11, 7 pm Lake Andrews Tickets Available June 1st Join Fist & Heel Performance Group, Bates Dance Festival students and faculty members, and community members from all around Southern and Central Maine in a devised performance using dances from the company’s Shaker-inspired work Power. Fist & Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing. Our performance work is a continued manifestation of the rhythm languages of the body provoked by the spiritual and the mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora, including the Blues, Slave and Gospel idioms. The group has received support from major foundations and corporations and has performed at notable venues in the United States and abroad. In the spirit of building equitable relationships with our community partners, Bates Dance Festival would like to acknowledge the intellectual, creative and administrative labor that Indigo Arts Alliance has contributed to the fulfilment of Reggie Wilson’s residency. We could not have successfully executed community outreach and connections for all of the programs without the expertise of Indigo Arts Alliance.
Bates Dance Festival earns $40K NEA grant

Friday, January 27, 2023 11:49 am

The annual Bates Dance Festival helps to "strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy," said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson.

Look who’s 40! Bates Dance Festival’s full return arrives in style

Friday, June 24, 2022 10:27 am

The Bates Dance Festival is turning 40 this summer and in fitting fashion, plans for the anniversary celebration will pull together the many elements that have made this renowned festival endure for four decades:

Resident dance artist Nora Chipaumire fuses the personal and political

Friday, November 16, 2018 9:43 am

“No apology, no surrender,” the renowned dance artist tells a Bates class. “However your day went today, it has now become brilliant.”

Campus events (and some others): June 8–Aug. 4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 12:59 pm

These are public events at Bates College for summer 2018. Except for Bates Dance Festival mainstage performances, admission is free.

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.

Laura Faure, Bates Dance Festival director, to step down after 2017 festival

Friday, November 11, 2016 11:30 am

Laura Faure, the fourth director in the history of the Bates Dance Festival, will step down after the 2017 season — the festival's 35th and her 30th.

National Endowment for the Arts awards $40,000 to Bates Dance Festival

Friday, December 11, 2015 9:41 am

The Bates Dance Festival announced on Dec. 9 that it has received...

National Endowment for the Arts head Jane Chu sees funding at work at Bates

Thursday, August 13, 2015 2:22 pm

Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, visited the Bates College Museum of Art on Aug. 11 during a three-day tour of Maine arts presenters.

Bates Dance Festival ends season with three popular programs

Monday, August 3, 2015 9:45 am

The Bates Dance Festival reprises three popular annual offerings as it nears the end of its 2015 season.

Bates Dance Festival: Robert Moses’ Kin looks at liberation movements

Monday, July 27, 2015 9:48 am

Robert Moses' Kin returns to the Bates Dance Festival with performances of "NEVABAWARLDAPECE" on July 31–Aug. 1.

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