Title

"Cover Story" piece on the Bates Dance Festival at Bates College in Lewiston, wh

Authors

Selby Frame

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

7-11-2002

Pages

11-13, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on the Bates Dance Festival at Bates College in Lewiston, which is now in its 20th year and is one of the three top contemporary dance festivals in the nation. Laura Faure became director of the festival in 1987, at a time when the modern dance program had acquired more debt than reputation. The festival has helped launch careers and commissioned new works by some of the most innovative choreographers of the day. Every summer, the festival offers nearly 350 dance students from around the world 29 classes, including yoga, ballet, jazz, Spanish, contact improvisation, body music, Pilates, modern, hip-hop, Caribbean and more. A Community Dance Project brings local participants together with nationally known choreographers to create and perform new works. And a three-week youth arts program brings dance and music classes to 70 underserved kids 6-17 in the greater Lewiston area.

Subjects

Bates Dance Festival, Dance, Festivals

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