Marking the festival’s anniversary and honoring the contributions of both longtime director Laura Faure and festival founder, the late Marcy Plavin, the Gala unites favorite artist alumni for an unforgettable evening of performance. Sharing the stage for this celebration will be “Short Story,” a poignant duet by Doug Varone and Natalie Desch; an excerpt from “The Making Room,” by Bebe Miller and Angie Hauser; a glimpse of “Crazy Beautiful, a new solo by Tania Isaac; excerpted solos by Larry Keigwin, Sara Pearson, Patrik Widrig and Riley Watts; and a group work by festival veteran, Michael Foley. A Gala party will follow the Saturday night performance.
35th Anniversary Gala - Bates Dance Festival
The Festival celebrates 35 years with an unforgettable evening of new works by some of America’s most beloved dance makers.