LEWISTON – The Bates College Modern Dance Company will perform “Departure Point,” which includes work by student choreographer Emily Taylor of Scarborough, as its annual spring concert of new pieces.

The production will be presented in two programs over four days. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3; at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4; at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5; and at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6.

Dancers will perform Program A on Friday and Sunday, and Program B on Saturday and Monday. The Friday performance follows the Mount David Summit, Bates’ annual showcase of student achievement in academics, creative work and community-based research.

Totaling 13 dances, “Departure Point” is the culmination of two dance composition courses. All the pieces were choreographed by students and lighting designs were done by students as well. More than 65 students are involved in the production, including choreographers, designers, dancers and crew.

Performances will be in Schaeffer Theater, 305 College St. Admission is $6, $3 for seniors and non-Bates students. For more information, call 786-6161 or go online to www.batestickets.com.


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