Bates Dance Festival hosts 33rd season

  • June 16, 2016
  • by Dance Informa.

The Bates Dance Festival, northern New England’s leading training and presenting program in contemporary dance, hosts its 33rd season from June 24-August 7, 2016.

The festival includes the renowned Professional Training Program for dancers 18 years and older (July 16-August 7), offering 31 classes a day in a wide range of disciplines; and the Young Dancers Workshop, a three-week intensive training program for pre-professional dancers ages 14-18 (June 24-July 15.)

Complementing these programs, the festival hosts creative residencies for accomplished companies and choreographers, as well as lectures, panels and showings by more than 60 dance artists.

Known throughout the dance world for its noncompetitive environment and emphasis on experimentation, the Bates Dance Festival brings more than 320 students to the Bates College campus from across the globe each summer.

Highlighting the festival’s 2016 season are workshops, residencies and performances by the acclaimed New York companies Dorrance Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers and Kate Weare Company. Performances also include the annual DanceNOW, Different Voices and Festival Finale events, all showcasing BDF faculty. Dance writer Debra Cash will lead Inside Dance, a series of audience-enrichment presentations held in conjunction with the mainstage concert series.

Read more about Bates Dance Festival and other summer dance festivals at Dance Informa.

Photo courtesy of Bates Dance Festival.

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