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Bates Dance Festival

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Various Venues in Lewiston
Lewiston, ME 04240


7:30pm: Doug Varone and Dancers

in the shelter of the fold /epilogue comprise an evening of inquiry into both public and personal acts of faith, deeply explored through the signature emotive physicality Doug Varone and Dancers is internationally renowned for. Drawing on his own curiosity about traditional and secularly spontaneous uses of prayer, Varone questions what constitutes faith. To whom are we speaking – and what are we asking for? Is this a mystical or spiritual experience, or simply a dialogue we’re having with ourselves? in the shelter of the fold /epilogue questions our ways of coping, realization, choice; exploring a multitude of expectations inherent in faith and belief.

Award-winning choreographer and director, Doug Varone works in dance, theater, opera, film, and fashion. He is a passionate educator and articulate advocate for dance.  His New York City-based Doug Varone and Dancers has been commissioned and presented to critical acclaim by leading international venues for close to three decades. The Company has toured to more than 125 cities in 45 states across the US and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America.

Location: Schaeffer Theatre

Tickets: $65 / $35 / $28 / $12 (BDFête/Adults/Seniors/Students)

7:30pm: Lida Winfield

A family-friendly all-ages performance, Imaginary is a quirky and innovative yet socially poignant performance that explores perception in relationship to the imagination. Mixing dance/theater, storytelling and original music, Imaginary investigates the impact of the imagination and its interplay between social and cultural constructs.

Lida Winfield is an innovative and accomplished dancer, choreographer, spoken word artist and educator. She creates original solo, duet and group work; merging storytelling, dance and visual art to create captivating and poignant performances. In 2016, she was honored with the Rebecca Blunk Fund Award. In 2017, she received a National Performance Network grant for the commissioning of her new work, IMAGINARY.

Location:  Gannett Theater

Tickets: $65 / $35 / $28 / $12 (BDFête/Adults/Seniors/Students)

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