Creative company Adele Myers and Dancers will bring its blend of athleticism and social commentary to Bates College

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LEWISTON — Acclaimed contemporary dance company Adele Myers and Dancers will perform Saturday, May 1, at Bates College.  The five-member company combines robust athleticism, theatricality and social commentary in a style accessible to a wide audience.

 Myers’ work has explored such themes as personal interactions in an increasingly technological world and the “underbelly” of modern motherhood.

Currently the troupe is completing a piece that explores drama and fame titled “Theatre in the Head,”  a work described by Bates Dance Festival Director Laura Faure as a “deeply investigative and playful journey.”

 Myers’ choreography has been performed nationwide at venues including Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Tanglewood Music Center, Velocity Dance Center and DanceNowNYC, as well as at the Bates Dance Festival and Stonington Opera House.

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Besides being company artistic director, Myers is also a professor of dance at Connecticut College. Prior to founding her company in 2000, she performed as a dancer in New York City with Joy Kellman/Co. and as a guest artist with companies including Momix. She also worked as a choreographic assistant, including choreographing a record release event for Aerosmith.

 Other members of the company are Diana Deaver, assistant artistic director, Tara Burns, Kellie Ann Lynch, Philip Montana and Rebecca Woods.

The dance performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.  Admission is $6, $3 for seniors. For more information, visit www.batestickets.com or call 786-6161.

Myers and her troupe will offer a master class for intermediate and advanced modern dancers at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 2, in Plavin Studios, Merrill Gymnasium, 141 Russell St. For more information about this free event, call 786-8294.

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