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WHAT: four-hour dance performance

WHO: choreographer and dancer Candice Salyers

WHEN: 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6

WHERE: Outdoor spaces surrounding Coram Library, Bates College campus, Lewiston

Performing for pantry Outdoor dance ‘marathon’ at Bates will benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank

LEWISTON – Choreographer and performer Candice Salyers along with 18 student dancers from the Bates Dance Festival will dance a “marathon” Wednesday, Aug. 6., benefiting Good Shepherd Food Bank.

From 7 to 11 p.m., dancers will perform in an outdoor space, including solo and group choreography that winds a loop around the Coram Library on the Bates College campus. The event, titled “Perceiving is an Inclusive Activity,” is open to the public. Individuals interested in viewing the dancing may arrive and leave at any time during the four-hour performance.

Admission is free. Receptacles for financial contributions to Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine’s largest charitable hunger relief organization, will be available at the site. In 2007, Good Shepherd Food Bank distributed more than 10 million pounds of food throughout Maine communities. For more information, visit www.gsfb.org.

Salyers is a choreographer, performer and teacher currently based in Massachusetts. She has choreographed group and solo works, which have been produced by dance companies, universities and independently. She holds a B.L.S. in interdisciplinary arts from the University of Memphis, a masters of fine arts degree in dance from Smith College and is pursuing a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University.

Her interest in connecting dance to her community led her to found pARTners, a volunteer organization of artists dedicated to sharing their art form with a variety of people, for which she won the Alma Bucovaz Award for Urban Service in 2001. She has enjoyed working with a variety of choreographers and in the companies Project:Motion and Li Chiao-Ping Dance. Her solo performance work has most recently been presented by New England Foundation for the Arts.

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