Join us for 35 Years of Moving Together

This summer the Bates Dance Festival marks its 35th Anniversary and the final season under the direction of longtime director, Laura Faure.  We have planned an unforgettable series of performances to honor our history, celebrate our accomplishments, and look toward the future. You won’t want to miss a single event this summer so mark your calendar now.

 2017 BDF Performance Season Preview

July 7 – DanceNOW featuring New England artists Betsy Miller/Matthew Cumbie and Lida Winfield

July 8 – Christal Brown/INSPIRIT in The Opulence of Integrity

July 13 & 15 – David Dorfman Dance in AroundTown

July 21 & 22 – zoe | juniper in Clear & Sweet

July 24 – Musicians’ Concert

July 28 & 29 – 35th Anniversary Gala featuring Doug Varone, Larry Keigwin, Bebe Miller, Tania Isaac, Riley Watts, Sara Pearson & Patrik Widrig and Michael Foley.

August 3 & 4 – Mill Town, site performance installation created by Stephan Koplowitz with an original score by Todd Reynolds

August 5 – Festival Finale 


Join our E-list and stay tuned for more details coming in April. Tickets will go on sale June 1st.