The Bates Student

Challenging White Supremacy in Dance Outside the Bates Bubble

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor

August 1, 2020

In March of this year, Alexandria Onuoha '20 published an article in The Bates Student on her experiences with racism in the dance department. The arts, especially arts curriculum, in the United States has a long history of racism and, in particular, white supremacy. A majority of the work Bates stude...

Dance Concert Opens Performance Season With A Bang

October 23, 2019

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 ...

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

October 2, 2019

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 kn...

The Spring Dance Concert Puts Forth an Incredible Program

The Spring Dance Concert Puts Forth an Incredible Program

Ariel Abonizio

April 4, 2018

It was Friday 7:30 p.m. after a long week and I could not wait to see the performers lineup at the 2018 Spring Dance Concert. I have attended most if not all of the large dance concerts at Bates since I arrived in 2016. The broad range of performances and styles never ceases to surprise me. I often see ...

New Major Dances into College Curriculum

New Major Dances into College Curriculum

Kathryn Ailes

March 22, 2011

In a unanimous vote on March 7th, the Bates faculty approved the creation of a dance major, which will be the first new major since 1997 and the first major devoted to dance in Maine. This exciting victory for the dance department is the result of a seven-year long push from Director of Dance Carol Di...

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