Stories about "Dance"
As part of the celebration of 50 Years of Bates Dance, the Bates Dance Archives Interactive Exhibition, set up in Gannett Theater, was curated by Sara Hollenberg '19 (black tank top), a double major in dance and mathematics from Stamford, Conn., and Rebecca Howard '19 (black long sleeved shirt) of Aspen, Colo,, a double major in art and visual culture and religious studies (with a minor in dance)Sara:I think one of the most important things about this, for me has been recognizing both the depth and the breadth of what the Bates dance program has been. And also, you know, we lost our founder a couple years ago. And so this has been another way to sort of weave her memory in, in a permanent sense. And reminding people of that.Rebecca:I think it's also a lot about showing how connected the generations of dance are, how we've all had all these experience with a lot of great professors and we all know the other, like reunion class year, and we get to meet older alums and especially we can see it through pictures and costumes that like, there are things -- like I'm looking at those pants that are right there.And somebody wears them every year in a concert just because they're so popular, and everyone gets to come here and bond and be like, I wore the pants. I wore the pants. I wear the pants and it's this great experience where you have this community that is your class and the classes around you. And then you get to add to that with all these other alums who have shared the same awesome experience. Sara: The network is really incredible and super important and very much a part of what it means to be a Bates dancer and in that community
At age 50, Bates dance is still ‘the same awesome experience’

Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:45 pm

Strong community, deep thought, and beautiful pieces on the Schaeffer stage. That's the “standard that Marcy Plavin set.”

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.”

Fall Dance Concert renamed to honor Bates dance icon Plavin

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:12 pm

Bates College has chosen to commemorate dance program founder Marcy Plavin, who died in 2016, by renaming its annual Fall Dance Concert after her.

Bates at Night: Sweat and study at the Marcy Plavin Dance Studio

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:13 pm

On Tuesday night, the Bates Dance Company picked up the pace in anticipation of the weekend's Back to Bates concert.

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.

Bates at Night: Senior Dance Thesis

Friday, March 17, 2017 11:44 am

Bates at Night: Last rehearsal for Laura Pietropaoli '17 and her dance thesis performance

Bates at Night: Ballroom Society, a ‘contact sport’

Friday, March 3, 2017 12:35 pm

Student members of the Bates Ballroom Society make all the right moves on Wednesday night.

Video: In dance and poetry, Katie Ailes ’14 tells a story about her childhood dance teacher

Friday, December 4, 2015 12:19 pm

At Bates, Katie Ailes '14 created "Polos," a story about a beloved teacher. Now she's created a film to give her story even more life.

Theater, film, music key to year’s first dance concert at Bates

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:58 pm

The title may say "dance," but the Oct. 3-4 "Back to Bates Weekend" Dance Concert includes other performance forms too.

An eclectic showcase kicks off the 2015 Bates Dance Festival

Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:15 pm

Presenting fresh choreographic voices from festival faculty and alumni, the showcase "DanceNOW" opens the 2015 Bates Dance Festival July 10-11.

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