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Arts & Leisure

Meet the Bates Arts Festival Coordinators

One of the hallmark projects of the Bates Arts Collaborative, a faculty committee, was the Bates Arts Crawl, a campus-wide celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts at Bates. The last Arts Crawl occurred in the winter semester of 2018. However, last fall the committee decided to find a new way to bring that […]

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Dance Concert Opens Performance Season With A Bang

Every year during Back to Bates weekend, Schaeffer Theatre hosts a dance concert featuring work by students, guest artists, choreographers, and faculty. It is a welcoming, celebrative environment that kicks off the theater and dance performance scene. One of the trademarks of the Back to Bates concert is the all first-year piece. It is open […]

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“Yes, And” Meets “No, But”: Intimacy Choreography in Theater and Dance

It is not a coincidence that the #MeToo movement gained traction in the wake of the 2017 Harvey Weinstein scandal, or that many of the scandals have centered around prominent figures in the entertainment industry. Film, TV, and theater operate differently from the traditional job market. Everyone knows everyone, especially in major hubs like Los […]

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Power Unfolds from Tragedy in Berger’s “The Wolves”

Two weekends ago, ten fiercely talented women battled it out on the Gannett Theater stage, which was transformed into an indoor soccer dome complete with netting, Astroturf, and sideline benches. Rebecca Berger ’19, in partial completion of a thesis in directing, brought the 2017 Pulitzer Prize nominated play, The Wolves, to life in a beautiful […]