All events take place at Bates College, July 15 through Aug. 9

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

*Admission for students and senior citizens.

Advance reservations by phone: 786-6161, beginning July 14, between 1 and 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15, Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture/demonstration: Keigwin + Company

Friday, July 18, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $20/$12*

Performance: Keigwin + Company

New York City’s hottest young dance troupe premieres two provocative, witty and engaging new dances.

A question-and-answer session with the artists will follow the concert.

Saturday, July 19, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $20/$12*

Performance: Keigwin + Company (See Friday listing)

Tuesday, July 22, Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Panel discussion: “Global Exchange: Sharing Across Cultures”

International choreographers discuss their work and the cultural environment in which they create.

Thursday, July 24, Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 8 p.m., $5

Film showing and discussion: “Movement (R)evolution Africa”

Dance scholar Joan Frosch shows and discusses her award-winning film featuring nine African choreographers who tell stories of a vibrant and diverse contemporary dance scene emerging across the continent.

Friday, July 25, Schaeffer Theatre, 7:15 and 8 p.m., $20/$12*

Preperformance lecture: “Inside Dance” with dance scholar Joan Frosch, 7:15 p.m.

Performance: Africa/NOW, 8 p.m.

Choreographers Gregory Maqoma of South Africa and Nora Chipaumire of Zimbabwe share an evening of compelling and provocative solos.

Saturday, July 26, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $20/$12*

Performance: Africa/NOW (See Friday listing)

A question-and-answer session with the artists will follow the concert.

Monday, July 28, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m.

Lecture/demonstration: Scofield & Shuey

Known for their mesmerizing intensity, technical precision and lush design, Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey of Seattle recently received a prestigious National Dance Project award for the creation of this exceptional new work.

Tuesday, July 29, Olin Arts Center Recital Hall, 8 p.m., $8

Performance: “The Musician’s Concert”

An annual festival favorite, this eclectic concert features gifted composers and multi-instrumentalists in a program of original and improvised music from around the world.

Friday, Aug. 1, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $20/$12*

Performance: Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey

Scofield and Shuey present the Maine premiere of “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.”

A question-and-answer session with the artists will follow the concert.

Saturday, Aug. 2, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $20/$12*

Preperformance lecture: “Inside Dance” with dance writer Debra Cash, 7:15 p.m.

Performance: Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey, (See Friday listing)

Tuesday, Aug. 5, Alumni Gym, 8 p.m.

Performance: “Moving in the Moment”

An evening of improvisational dance and music with contact improviser Chris Aiken and members of the festival dance and music faculty.

Thursday, Aug. 7, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $20/$12*

Performance: “Different Voices”

Featured will be new works by international and emerging choreographers Victoria Marks, Ananya Chatterjea, Cathy Young, Matteson+Nugent Dance, Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser, Yutaka Joraku, Christopher Williams and Heather Maloney.

Friday, Aug. 8, Schaeffer Theatre, 8 p.m., $20/$12*

Performance: “Different Voices” (See Thursday listing)

Saturday, August 9, Schaeffer Theatre, 1-5pm

Informal performance: “Young Choreographers/New Works”

This informal, adjudicated showing presents more than 20 new works by talented festival students from across the United States. Faculty members will provide insightful, critical feedback throughout the afternoon.

Performance: “Festival Finale” Alumni Gym, 7:30 p.m., $6

Festival participants perform contemporary African, modern and jazz dance works by Gabriel Masson, Cathy Young, Gregory Maqoma and Nora Chipaumire. The evening features a new work by community children who participated in the festival’s Youth Arts Program.


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