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Portland Ovations + Bates Dance Festival = Doug Varone choreography
A new work
In an unfavorable economic climate, what do choreographers need? They must have exceptional talent and skill, of course.
| February 09, 2011
Exploring the range of the body's possibilities with STREB
Midway through last Wednesday night's performance of "Raw" by the dance company STREB, Cassandre Joseph stood frozen atop a metal scaffolding extending nearly the full height of the Merrill Auditorium stage.
| November 03, 2010
Hot summer moves
Bates Fest opens with Monica Bill Barnes
The 2010 Bates Dance Festival's first main stage performance, a concert by Monica Bill Barnes and Company, was hot — playfully theatrical, intensely human, ardently physical.
| July 14, 2010
Swing, tramp, and trudge
Bebe Miller’s Necessary Beauty at Bates
The Bebe Miller Company performed the complex, well-crafted, multimedia piece Necessary Beauty at the Bates Dance Festival July 31 and August 1. Right away, the performance drew you into an ongoing flow of movement, sound, and images.
| August 05, 2009
Ballet showcase grows and grows
Portland Ballet Company will present its annual Portland Dances! New Works Showcase, a sampler of original jazz, modern, point, and experimental choreography.
| August 27, 2008
Bates Fest choreographers know the difference
For trend seekers, Different Voices, a showcase for this year’s Bates Dance Festival’s visiting choreographers, hinted at several directions for contemporary dance.
| August 12, 2008
Speaking with the New England Dance Project
Expanding the range of venues for artistic dance in southern Maine, the City Theater in Biddeford will host the second annual New England Dance Project on March 29.
| March 19, 2008
Portland Dances! addresses society's problems
Portland Ballet isn’t all pliés and tendus.
| August 15, 2007
David Dorfman's "underground" at the Bates festival
This not only demonstrates the passion of political activists, but hope for future generations.
| July 18, 2007
Ranging far + wide
Vivid Motion drinks life to the lees
Vivid Motion is turning Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey on its head.
| June 06, 2007
Beth Wiemann: "Different Trains"
@ SPACE Gallery
@ Collins Center for the Arts
"Thinking Like an Island: What the Maine Islands Taught Me"
@ Bowdoin College
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
| May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Portland, Maine tar sands resolution heads to full city council
May 02, 2013 at 4:15 PM
How Maine ranks on solar
April 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM
Now is the time to talk about liberty
April 18, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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