Category Performance

VIDEO: [compression]

Below are some excerpts from [compression] – a work that I created for THAW, a collaborative First Friday event at SPACE Gallery in January, 2013. The dancers (and collaborators) are Mariah Bergeron, Meaghan LaSala, and Brian Simpson. They dedicated lots of their brain power, creative energy, and humor to this project – for which I […]

CHOREOGRAPHY (performance): lesley dill

Yesterday evening The Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for the Book presented New York-based artist Lesley Dill.  Dill spoke philosophically and with humor about how language informs/shapes her work and our lives.  It was so good.  I fell in l-o-v-e with Dill’s sculptures and prints when the Portland Museum of Art exhibited her work in 1999. […]

PERFORMANCE: spellbound

April 9th at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center be sure to check out Spellbound Dance Company. Portland Ovations presents Italy’s premier contemporary dance company – the program includes Downshifting and Lost for Words. There’s gonna be a post-performance Q&A too. Tickets available through the PortTIX box office.

PERFORMANCE: the people to come

Don’t forget: The People to Come – the participatory performance project by acanarytorsi//Yanira Castro will be at SPACE Gallery on April 6th (stop in during First Friday and meet Yanira and learn more about the project). Submit a pattern, portrait, or task on the website to become a part of the performance. It’s gonna be […]

PERFORMANCE: joffrey ballet

Thursday, Portland Ovations presents the Joffrey Ballet for their Maine debut. The Joffrey will be performing Age of Innocence (choreography: Edwaard Liang/ music: Philip Glass and Thomas Newman); Son of Chamber Symphony (choreography: Stanton Welch /music: John Adams); and of course …  Le Sacre du Printemps. Director of Dance at Bates College, Carol Dilley, will […]

PERFORMANCE: port fringe

PortFringe is going to be epic. Last night Two nights ago at Geno’s was the kick-off party and it’s somewhat mind-boggling how many things will be happening over the course of 5 days. Imma be collaborating with Matt Brown (Leaf Peeper, Mind Wheel, among other projects) and Derek Kimball on a sound-film-movement piece. The title of […]


This Saturday and Sunday at 2pm – PINA: a film for pina bausch by wim wenders will be screened at the Portland Museum of Art. Tickets are $7 and this movie is phenomenal, so DO NOT MISS IT.

PERFORMANCE: f.a.b. concert

Not that you should be anywhere but Slainte on Saturday night – but if you happened to be stuck in Lewiston, check out the F.A.B. dance concert. F.A.B. (Franco-American/Bates) is an ongoing effort to bring the Maine community together through the arts. Regional choreographers from across Maine and New England submit work to be included […]


As previously mentioned, Rite of Spring is celebrating its 100th anniversary. University of Southern Maine will be hosting a symposium “Scandalous Modernism: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and the Armory Show in Context” this Saturday, March 2nd on the Gorham campus. The event is free and will be INCREDIBLE. Lecture topics include: “Musical Modernism and Rite of […]


An evening of kabuki and traditional Japanese dance performed by Sachiyo Ito of New York City will be presented on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, at Bowdoin College. The performance— presented in conjunction with the exhibition Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in 19th-century Japanese Prints at the Bowdoin […]