Inside Dance

Community Discussions

Free informal discussions within our community, led by visiting national and local dance writers, scholars, and critics. A great opportunity to learn about dance, arts and culture, and the social context behind the festival performances. Artists will participate in each discussion.

Inside Dance Events

Tue | July 16 | 5:30PM | Inside Dance Community Conversation with Netta Yerushalmy, Kimberly Bartosik and Lauren Warnecke | Lewiston Public Library

Sat | July 20 | 11AM | Inside Dance Community Conversation with Netta Yerushalmy, Doug Varone and Lauren Warnecke | Portland Museum of Art

Mon | July 22 | 7PM | Inside Dance Community Conversation with Reggie Wilson | Indigo Arts Alliance

Mon | July 22 | 7PM | Inside Dance Community Conversation with Lida Winfield and Lauren Warnecke | Celebration Barn Theater

Tue | July 23 | 7:30PM | Inside Dance Community Conversation with Onye Ozuzu and Qudus Onikeku | Lewiston Public Library

Tue | July 30 | 5:30PM | Inside Dance Community Conversation with jumatatu m. poe & Jermone Donte Beacham | New Beginnings

Fri | Aug 2 | 4PM | Inside Dance Community Conversation with jumatatu m. poe & Jermone Donte Beacham Indigo Arts Alliance

Show & Tells

Lecture Demonstrations with a twist!

An engaging opportunity for audiences and community members to get to know the festival artists and how they create their work, this weekly series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of contemporary dance.

Show & Tells

Tue | July 23 | 7:30PM | Show & Tell: Lida Winfield | Gannett Theater

Tue | July 30 | 7:30PM | Show & Tell: nora chipaumire | Gannett Theater

How was the Show?

at Bear Bones Brewery

Join Festival Staff and Scholars for a lively discussion about what you’ve seen this weekend! Have a drink and a snack on us at Bear Bones Brewery, and share your thoughts, questions, and feedback about the Festival performances you’ve seen. We can’t wait to talk to you!

Saturdays & Sundays at noon

Sat | July 27 | 12PM

Sun | July 28 | 12PM

Sat | Aug 3 | 12PM

Sun | Aug 4 | 12PM

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Bates Dance Festival
Performance Series 2019

2019 Performances