Maine
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
Bates Dance Festival

The Bates Dance Festival, a summer program of Bates College in Lewiston, ME, is an internationally recognized center for contemporary dance. Founded in 1982, the Festival offers intensive dance training to students of all ages, commissioning and residency support for new works, a 6-week concert series and engagement activities that brings together an annual community of over 80 dance artists with 340 students from around the globe and 5,000 audience members from across the state and region.

I Have Worked With

  • July 2016

    BDF has provided creative residencies, teaching engagements and performance opportunities to these and many other regional and nationally know dance artists.

  • July 2016

    Junichi was or 2016 New Englasnd emerging artist.

  • July 2015

    Kellie was our 2015 New England emerging artist.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Laura
Job Title/Position: 
Producer/Director
Fax: 
207-786-8332
Mailing Address: 
305 College St.
Pettigrew Hall
LEWISTON, ME 04240-6016
Physical Address: 
305 College St. Pettigrew Hall
Lewiston, ME 04240-6016
Last Name: 
Faure
Phone: 
207-786-6381
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
Bates College

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Humanities - General
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Music - Solo / Recital
Year Founded: 
1982
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Fairs / Festivals
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
15
Seasons Active: 
Summer
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
National Performance Network
The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium
Dance /USA
Awards: 
Maine Legislative Sentiment 2012
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Schaeffer Theatre
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
365 College St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
Venue Phone: 
207-786-6381
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Thrust Stage
Venue Features: 
Dressing room(s)
Fly space
Green room
Loading dock
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Orchestra pit
Sound system
Venue Capacity: 
300
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available
Additional Comments: 
This venue is not avaialbe for outside rentals during the summer season.