6th annual Provincetown Dance Festival this October 22nd & 23rd

Two eclectic nights of contemporary dance

   Brian Crabtree. Photo courtesy of Castle Hill.

Venture out for two eclectic nights of contemporary dance at the 6th annual Provincetown Dance Festival, Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown.

Tickets are $25 for each night, or $40 if you purchase both nights. Student and senior citizens discounts are available.

This year the festival is welcoming back some favorites as well as introducing some new faces. Provincetown Dance Festival alums include New York based choreographer Ori Flomin, performing a trio which connects camp sentimentality and a kinetic, lashing movement language.

EgoArt, Inc. Photo courtesy of Castle Hill.

hoi polloi puts the minutia of life under a fleeting microscope in the solo Mary and transports the audience into a brief reconsideration of what was and what will never be.

EgoArt, Inc. will present The Multitudes, a lively, physically rigorous work with emphasis on choreographic structure and keen musicality.

Newcomers include Bessie Award-winning Kota Yamazaki, who will present a new solo in his self-discovered style (a haunting cross of fluidity, humanity and emotionality) and Annie Kloppenberg, a choreographer of nuances who starts with provocative pedestrian gestures and distills them into a wholly other type of movement language.

Also new to the Provincetown Dance Festival is Caitlin Corbett Dance Company.  A veteran of the Boston dance scene, Corbett has been called “the perfect postmodernist whose work is honest, engaging, and unpredictable” by the Boston Globe.

Brian Crabtree will present miniature trilogy that plays with idea of departures and fluctuating relationships. Crabtree’s work has a simple beauty and his emotionally direct dances take aim at the heart and the mind.

Clare O’Donnell, the Artistic Director of O’DTap is a choreographer, performer and educator who has dedicated herself to the American tap dance tradition. O’Donnell’s company will be presenting a high-energy sampling of this passionate and vital dance form.

The Lower Cape’s own, EXTREMES is a collective of performers, who blend music, theater, dance, and the art of storytelling. They will present an excerpt of To Reveal a work about women, their roles, responsibilities, and the relationships that shape their lives.

“Castle Hill is very excited once again to produce such a wonderful and high quality Dance Festival. This year the eclectic mix of troupes promised to be another not to be missed set of performance. Both nights are different, so you need to come to both evenings”, says Cherie Mittenthal, executive director.

Funding comes from the Provincetown Visitors Service Board, The Max & Victoria Dryfus Foundation and the Adam Miller Dance Project.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Theater Box Office at238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA or by calling 508 487-9793 or www.provincetowntheater.org.  For more information on the dance companies and program please visit www.castlehill.org.

Courtesy of Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

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