Brattleboro: Southern Vermont Dance Festival schedule of events

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Thursday, July 16: 7:45 a.m., registration for workshops; 10 to 11 a.m. at the River Garden: David Ross, live music; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., live music at the River Garden, Garrin Benfield. Welcome Festival Community Performance at the River Garden, from 1 to 3 p.m., Creating and Dancing with Your Masks with Jessica Chen from the JCHEN Project and at 2 p.m., Good Dirt: An International Folk Musical with Paul Besaw at Bunker Farm (suggested donation of $10); 3 p.m., "The Snaz" at Pliny Park. Thursday Gala Performance at the Latchis Theater at 4:30 p.m., featuring Ryan P. Casey (performing "Ball Change"), Dorcas Roman, Paul Besaw, Tapella Dance Company, Cyndal Ellis and Tony Nagi and Jessica Chen (tickets required). Reception at the River Garden at 6:30 p.m., with keynote speaker Billbob Brown Speaking on "Refr a.m.ing the Arts In America." (tickets required). Live music and performance at 9:45 p.m. at The Stone Church, Shake IT Performance/Dance Party; The Snaz, IBIT Dancers and DJ Dance Party (tickets required).

Friday, July 17, 8 a.m. registration for classes; 9 a.m., Friday Morning Dance Tour; 9 a.m., J amie McGreevy, "Unearthed"; 9:15 p.m., Jennifer Crowell-Kuhnberg — Onstage Dance Company "All The Row Boats"; 9:35 a.m., Susan Edwards, "Room"; 10:15 a.m., Joya Powell, "Her Veiled Reflections"; 11 a.m., Pliny Park "Through Mona's Eyes," Susan Lavine Orada; 11:30 a.m., River Garden "Compulsories," Susan Lavine Orada; Noon, River Garden, Melissa Gendreau, Bedford Dance Ensemble; 12:30 p.m., Pliny Park, IBIT Belly Dance Troupe; 1:30 p.m., informal concert showing the works of Intimations Dance, Jessica Muise, Shanta Crowley, Cayley Christoforou, Christine Bergeron and Michelle Strong, The Rogue Dancers, Tapella (tickets required); 3 p.m., Pliny Park, "Movimento Do Povo," Joya Powell; 2:30 to 5 p.m., Dance Fair at Brattleboro Savings & Loan Front Lawn (2:30 p.m., live music with Garrin Benfield; 3p.m., tap dance with Ryan Casey; 3:30 Tapella, "Christmas in July"; 3:45 IBIT Belly Dance Troupe; 4:30 p.m., Hooping Workshop; 5 p.m. Interplay with Gong Therapy, Judith Reichsman and Stephan Brandstadder); 8 p.m., Friday Gala Concert at The Latchis showing the works of Marshall Jarreau, IBIT Dance Company, Angie Muzzy and Michelle Glynn, Jessica Howard, Aurora Cursano, Billbob Brown, Luminarium Dance Company, The Legible Body, Noel St. Jean-Chavalier, Melissa Gendreau (tickets required).

Saturday, July 18: 8 a.m. registration for classes; 1030 a.m., River Garden, Heather Budinscak, Free Fall Contemporary Dance Company performing "Beneath The Skin"; 11 a.m., live music with Stephan Brandstatter and Dennis Waring; Noon to 4 p.m., live music with Garrin Benfield; 4 p.m., Pliny Park, Hooping Demo and Workshop, Anna Meilman; 5 p.m., performance at Pliny Park; 5:30 p.m.: performance in River Garden, Olana Flynn, "Light on the Hill"; 6 p.m., Improv Installation, Company TBD; 8 p.m., Saturday Evening Gala Concert at The Colonial Theater in Keene, N.H., showcasing the works of Impulse Dance Company, Adrienne Hawkins, Isadora Duncan, done by Dances By Isadora, IBIT Dance Company, Brenda Lynn Siegel, LCTC The Company, Lorraine Chapman, Ryan P. Casey, Rebecca Bryante (tickets required).

Sunday, July 19: 8 a.m., registration for classes; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pliny Park, live music with Garrin Benfield, David Ross, Dan Lydon; 1 to 3 p.m. Company Audition, Location TBD (festival pass required); 2 p.m., Judith Reichman Interplay; 3 p.m.: Pliny Park, Cyndal Ellis, Fusion Style Belly Dance; 3:15 p.m., River Garden, Joya Powell, "Paint the Town Redhook"; 3:45 p.m., Student Choreography Concert; 6 p.m. closing concert at The Stone Church, featuring Tapella, OnStage Dance Company and Sekhme (tickets required).


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