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Portland Ovations + Bates Dance Festival = Doug Varone choreography

A new work
In an unfavorable economic climate, what do choreographers need? They must have exceptional talent and skill, of course.
By: JUNE VAIL  |  February 09, 2011


Hot summer moves

Bates Fest opens with Monica Bill Barnes
The 2010 Bates Dance Festival's first main stage performance, a concert by Monica Bill Barnes and Company, was hot — playfully theatrical, intensely human, ardently physical.
By: JUNE VAIL  |  July 14, 2010

bebe list

Swing, tramp, and trudge

Bebe Miller’s Necessary Beauty at Bates
The Bebe Miller Company performed the complex, well-crafted, multimedia piece Necessary Beauty at the Bates Dance Festival July 31 and August 1. Right away, the performance drew you into an ongoing flow of movement, sound, and images.
By: JUNE VAIL  |  August 05, 2009


What's up?

Bates Fest choreographers know the difference
For trend seekers, Different Voices, a showcase for this year’s Bates Dance Festival’s visiting choreographers, hinted at several directions for contemporary dance.
By: JUNE VAIL  |  August 12, 2008
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