Bates Dance Festival

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Portland Ovations + Bates Dance Festival = Doug Varone choreography

In an unfavorable economic climate, what do choreographers need? They must have exceptional talent and skill, of course.
A new work
By JUNE VAIL  |  February 11, 2011

Hot summer moves

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.
Bates Fest opens with Monica Bill Barnes
By JUNE VAIL  |  July 16, 2010
bebe list

Swing, tramp, and trudge

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.
Bebe Miller’s Necessary Beauty at Bates
By JUNE VAIL  |  August 07, 2009


Plenty more decent doings afoot: the Empire gets heavy with Rotors to Rust, Roadsaw, and Murcielago; Duncan Sheik is at Jonathan's Restaurant in Ogunquit; "Guitar...
By webteam  |  July 15, 2009