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April 2016

Boston National Poetry Month Festival

April 7, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Boston National Poetry Month Festival, 2016, will hold events at Boston Public Library (Central Library in Copley Square) and at Northeastern University, 40 Leon St., Boston, from April 7-10. All events are free and open to the public.  The 2nd Annual High School Poetry Slam Competition will be held Thursday, April 7, 7-9:30 p.m. Six area teams will compete at the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute on the Northeastern University campus, 40 Leon Street, 1st floor. The festival continues at Boston Public Library with…

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Fridays in the Rose: Monkeyhouse

April 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Endicott College, 376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States
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 Endicott College will host the innovative dance theater group, Monkeyhouse, for its "Fridays in the Rose" series in the Rose Performance Hall in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly, MA on Friday, April 15, at 12 p.m. Admission is free for all, with a light appetizer reception to follow. Monkeyhouse, an award winning Boston-based nonprofit, performs original and thought provoking dance works from their 2015-2016 Misplaced/Displaced season. Monkeyhouse was founded by Artistic…

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Text Messages Dance Event

April 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main St.
Centerbrook, CT United States
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Chloe Carlson and Bo Parish of GUSTO Dance Project will perform an evening of dance vignettes inspired by text messages. This free event will include an invitation for audience input for the dancers to improvise movement to the visual art. Walk-ins welcome! Desserts and wine served. Dancer and choreographer Chloe Carlson, a performer with the New Haven, CT-based Elm City Dance Collective, works as a solo artist and co-founded and directed the Hartford-based contemporary company Dance Connect. Bo Parish, dancer, choreographer…

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May 2016

ARTstravaganza

May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Windham County Brattleboro, VT 05302 United States + Google Map

Windham County, VT, and has an enduring legacy of inspiration, creativity, and artistic culture. In celebration of what makes this region so special, the Arts Council of Windham County is inviting residents and visitors from afar to ARTstravaganza on May 6-8. ARTstravaganza is a kinetic, visual and aural feast of arts and culture. Specifically, some highlights of the weekend will include: · A debut of over 30 exhibitions in downtown Brattleboro, and more throughout the county. · Impressive aerial performances by…

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Dance: Ivy Baldwin Dance

May 22, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until May 22, 2016

The Glass House, 199 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT United States
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Choreographer Ivy Baldwin presents Keen (Part 1), an exploration of the physical experience of loss and memory, presented on the pastoral grounds of architect Philip Johnson’s modernist Glass House, a National Trust Historic Site.

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Dance: STRETCH/HOOK

May 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd
Cotuit, MA United States
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Cape Cod visual artist John Cira continues to pursue collaborative work integrating sculpture with dance and music with the premiere of STRETCH/HOOK, a performance featuring DeAnna Pellecchia, artistic director of Boston’s KAIROS Dance Theater, and world-class pianist Kenny Werner.

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June 2016

Community Day

June 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jacob’s Pillow Dance, 358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223 United States
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Jacob’s Pillow is thrilled to again host a pre-Festival Community Day on Saturday, June 11 beginning at noon. A day full of free activities, performances and classes, Community Day will feature a family-friendly schedule of dance offerings. For a full schedule and more information about Community Day at Jacob’s Pillow, please visit the event website. For Community Day, No. Six Depot’s Snack & Coffee Bar will also be open for business on the Jacob’s Pillow grounds, offering a full espresso…

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July 2016

Great Friends Dance Festival

July 13, 2016 - July 23, 2016
The Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street
Newport, RI United States
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: Island Moving Co. dancer Lauren Difede. Photo: David Lee Black.

Newport, RI’s resident contemporary ballet company, Island Moving Co., presents its 7th annual Great Friends Dance Festival, featuring nine evenings of unique and intimate performances in a historic space. This year’s guest company in residence is Owen/Cox Dance from Kansas City, MO.

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BalletX at Jacob’s Pillow

July 20, 2016 - July 24, 2016
Ted Shawn Theatre, 358 George Carter Rd.
Becket, MA United States
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Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company BalletX comes to Jacob’s Pillow to perform the dreamlike Sunset, o639 Hours. This ballet interprets the tragic true story of pilot Edwin Musick’s 1938 inaugural airmail flight across the Pacific, a romantic narrative of bravery and loss, illustrating the sights and sounds of pre-World War II New Zealand, Samoa and Hawaii.

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October 2016

Dance: Provincetown Dance Festival

October 21, 2016 - October 22, 2016
Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA United States
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Two evenings of dance organized by Truro Center for the Arts grace the stage on the tip of Cape Cod.

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November 2016

Setting Art in Motion

November 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street
Providence, RI United States
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FirstWorks at RISD Museum presents a free talk and performance. Art historian Dr. Robert S. Mattison highlights visual artist Robert Rauschenberg’s powerful and long-held interest in dance and performance in a conversation capped by a live performance of Tracer, an early collaboration between choreographer Paul Taylor and Rauschenberg, who went on to become giants of dance and art.

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Dance: The Nutcracker

November 25, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME United States
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Established in 1986, the Maine State Ballet Company performs its 40th anniversary production of the traditional holiday ballet with a cast of hundreds.

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January 2017

Family Fun Day

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 VT Route 12
Berlin, VT 05602 United States
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Join the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra for a Family Fun Day at Capital City Grange Hall!  Schedule of Fun: 3-3:30 p.m. - Balloon art, face painting and kid friendly fun 3:30 to 5 p.m. - Guided Family Dancing with the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra and caller David Kaynor 5 p.m. - Mac n’ Cheese Supper 5:30 p.m. – Short film for kids Suggested $5 donation per person/ $20 donation per family/ under 4 years old free. For more info: call Joanne Garton…

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Dance: Fourth Saturday Swing Dance

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Champlain Club, 20 Crowley Street
Burlington, VT United States
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Take a short beginner’s lesson, then dance the winter night away to big band, jazz and contemporary music.

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February 2017

Dance: Paul Taylor Dance Company

February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI United States
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A U.S. premiere of a new work developed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company after a fivemonth residency with FirstWorks, a world-class, Providence, RI-based performing arts programmer.

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May 2017

Dance: L.A. Dance Project

May 19 - May 21
Boch Center, Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street
Boston, MA United States
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This is the Boston debut of former Paris Opera Ballet artistic director Benjamin Millepied’s contemporary dance project, which the Los Angeles Times has called “a defining artistic vision for our time.” L.A. Dance. Photo: Julia Morgan.

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Dance: Riverdance

May 31 - June 1
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME United States
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Returning to Portland by popular demand, Riverdance, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is an international phenomenon of mythic proportions, the ultimate celebration of Irish performing traditions on stage. A scene from Riverdance. © Riverdance. Photo:Jack-Hartin.

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August 2017

Dance: The Principles of Uncertainty

August 23 - August 27
Doris Duke Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow, 358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA United States
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Inspired by illustrator Maira Kalman’s book of the same name, this evening-length performance features not only dance, but also witty drawings and an original score. Dance Heginbotham performs Principles of Uncertainty. Photo: David Dashielle.

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October 2017

Culture Shock

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - October 14 @ 9:00 pm
Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03101 United States
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Explore the culturally rich environment of Manchester with three evenings of multidisciplinary art. Culture Shock! includes photography, painting, sculpture, music, and dance, all featuring work of local artists. Complimenting the art on the walls will be a steady but unexpected flow of dance and music. Cohosted by ArtFront and Jupiter Hall. The evening is free and open to the public. 6-9 pm each night.

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November 2017

Thanksgiving Eve Dance

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Peterborough Town Hall, 1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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A special night of contra dancing, a folk dance that has flourished in New England since the 1700s. A pre-dance workshop on basic contra dance steps will be held at 7:30.

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