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Current Supporters

The Bates Dance Festival gratefully acknowledges the following contributors for their generosity (gifts received 11/1/16 to 5/24/17):

$10,000 +

Larry Keigwin & Chris Keesee, National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network, New England Foundation for the Arts, Onion Foundation, Platz Associates, Sequoia Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Bates College – Office of the President, Eagle Point Donor Fund, Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation, L.L. Bean, Maine Arts Commission, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, New Music USA, Norway Savings Bank

$1000 – $4999

Anne Bodnar, Bob Crewe Foundation, Steven Edwards, I.Dres, Marie Haas, Alison Hildreth, Larry Keigwin, David Lakari, Maple Way Dental Care, Maple Way Dental Care, Paula Marcus-Platz & Tom  Platz, Dr, Greg & Michelle Maynard, Marta Morse, John C. Robinson, Shapiro Family Foundation, John Vail, Jean Wilson & John Roberts

$500 – $999

Stephen Birmingham, Kathryn Colby, Harward Center for Community Partnerships – Bates College, Lewiston–Auburn Children’s Home, Anne Lowenthal & Eric Shain, Mechanics Savings Bank, Norman Hansen & DeTroy, Kirk Read & Camille Parrish

$250 – $499

Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser, William Ballentine, Elise Boyan, Suzanne Crowell, Carol Dilley & John Casey, Melody Eggen, Juliet Forrest, Sara Juli & Chris Ajemian, Marion Knox, Jessica Lockhart, Kate Marchessault, Darby Ray, Rick Speer & Judith Frost, Bette Swett-Thibeault, The Lucky Penny, Martha Tornay, Deirdre Valenti, Doug Varone, Marie Varone

$100 – $249

Ann Babbit, Amy & Butch Baxter, Elise Bernhardt, Mary Anne Bodnar, Rachel Boggia, Anne & Richard Brown, Steven Buchsbaum, Laura Burnes & Aaron Pikcilingis, Catherine Butler & Kevin McElroy, Gregory Catellier, Chris Conn, Cate Conniff-Dobrich, Becky Dacus, Christine Doris-Keller & Bill Seeley, Laura Faure, Lynn Fisher, Lynda & Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Margaret Flinter & Paul Freundlich, Rachel Gotsmann, Bob Grieshaber, Lindsay & Bill Hancock, Marcie Hershman, Donna Jean Hurd, Sara Juli, Bobbie Keilson, Stephan & Jane Koplowitz, Carl Landa & Erika Pujic, Rachel List, Paula McArthur, Elaine McCarty, Jolene McGowan & Tom McAdam, Andrea Olsen & Stephen Keith, Radmilla Olshansky, David Parker, Colin Penley, David Plavin, Susie Richardson, Nancy Salmon & David Webster, Martha Sherman, Linda & Peter Stimson, Marion Stone, Martha & Chris Tornay, Sharon Townsend, June & David Vail, Edward & Candace Walworth, Susan Webster, Jane Weiner & Eric Mallory, Paula Wood

 Up to $99

Alejandro Abarca, Katrina Baker, Phoebe Ballard, Janelle Bentley, Nancy & Warren Berkowitz, Katherine Bodnar, McKenzie Barkdull, Pamela Brackett, Shari Broder & Eric Bryant, Annie Brown, Danny Buraczeski, Holly Campbell, Nicole Caruana, Bill Catellier, Meredith Clemmons, Emily Climer, Karen Daly, Robert & Joanne Derrah, Frank & Jane Dilley, Betsy & Peter Dunphy, Autumn Eckman, Rob Flax, Mary Griffin, Liana Hawes, Judith Head, Dustin Hill, Christine Holden, Nolan Hoppe-Leonard, Dolly Huang, Patience Johnson, Harriet Juli, Laura Juraska, Bethany Kellner, Ali Kenner Brodsky, Majorie Koepke & Tori Schroeder, Jillian Kinard, Nicole King, Sophie Lajaunie, Lindsay LaPointe,  Susan Lauther, Dana Little, Leigh Lotocki, Deborah Luhrs, Nat May, Jennifer McGowan, Madeleine Meyer, Jacob  Michaud, Donna Millam, Bebe Miller, Tracey and Eben Miller, Elisabeth Miller, Peggy Muir, Jenny Ngidi-Brown, Georgia Nigro & Rob Farnsworth, Susan Norton, Kristin O’Neal, Barbara Parish-Scilleri, Mark & Judith Reuter, Peter Richards, Stephen & Wilma Rose, Annie Rosenthal Parr, Alexandra Rydilzky, Sandra Sallee, Meredith Sallee, Ann Sanders, Catherine Savoca, Erica Schair-Cardona & Ivan Cardona, Gillian Schair & Seth Rigoletti, Linda Shary, Bonnie Shulman, Benny Simon, Elinor Slomba, Ellen Smith Ahern, Alex Springer, Rebecca Steinberg, Bette Swett-Thibeault, James & Deborah Thurston, Kristin Tovson, Cassandra Tripp, Pam Vail, Andy Variell, Raymond Verneau, Lois & Dick Wagner, Catherine Wagner, Marie Wendt, Cathryn Wilson, Aya Wilson, Libby Wolf, Erin Yen

Additional thanks to:

The Bates Dance Festival wishes to thank these individuals for their valued contributions:

Matt Auer, Victoria Blaine-Wallace, Rachel Boggia, Phyllis Graber Jensen, Lindsay Hancock, Doug Hubley, Tracey Miller, Jason Moreau, Darby Ray, Michael Reidy, Allison Webster, and the many Bates College employees who provide ongoing support and assistance. Also many thanks to Tree Street Youth, The Dance Center, and Museum LA for their collaboration.

In-kind support was provided by:

  • Thomas Mogan
  • DaVinci’s Restaurant
  • Museum LA
  • Mermaid Transportation
  • Moonlighting
  • High Output

Residencies and performances are supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works program.

Significant support has been provided by  the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New England States Touring Program made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

The Bates Dance Festival is a member of the National Performance Network which supports artist’s residencies and performances with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).

The Bates Dance Festival is a summer program of Bates College. The brainchild of former Bates College President, Hedley Reynolds, and professor emeritus of dance, Marcy Plavin, BDF has evolved over its 35-year history into an internationally recognized laboratory for contemporary dance.

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