15th Provincetown Dance Festival at Edgewood Farm to include artists from Boston Ballet, Paul Taylor
Presented August 20th and 21st, at 6:00p. The Truro Center for the Arts is happy to christen its new outdoor stage by once again brining live dance to the Outer Cape an ambition line-up of artists of international acclaim.
This year’s event will include seven artists, presenting eight works: featuring internationally acclaimed Boston Ballet and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, as well as world premiere works made especially for the Provincetown Dance Festival and it’s new stage at Edgewood Farm.
Festival Director Adam Miller said, “The new stage is a dream come true. When it was planned, we didn’t even know how important a space it would be in this new world of performance challenges. It is such a beautiful new venue for live performance, so we decided to pull out all the stops and bring some truly stellar artists to celebrate this new space. The Outer Cape now has a new performance space to be truly proud of.”
The Festival will continue to celebrate the range and diversity of today’s contemporary dance landscape. The works will include the return of festival favorites, Sokeo Ros, with his inspiring fusion of Hip-hop and the legacy of Cambodian dance, and a special return engagement of tap dance artists, Orlando Hernandez. Thanks to a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, Hernandez will present a world premiere with live music by saxophonist Leland Baker.
Critically acclaimed dancer from the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Eran Bugge, will perform a solo choreographed specifically for the Festival and, for the first time, The Provincetown Dance Festival will present Chyrstyn Kentroy and Paulo Arrais from the Boston Ballet, who will present two contemporary ballet works.
The Hartford based Scapegoat Garden returns with a new work conceived by the dramatic dance innovator Deborah Goffe, and from Seattle, comes a rising star of the contemporary dance work, Jade Curtis Solomon-Solo Magic. Intense, inspiring and provocative, Curtis Solomon performed at the festival several years ago and was a huge audience favorite.
Another audience favorite, the Portland Ballet, returns with a contemporary ballet duet.
The Provincetown Dance Festival continues its collaboration with co-producers, Adam Miller and The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.
Castle Hill’s Executive Artistic Director Cherie Mittenthal states “After years of hard work and planning, I am so proud and excited to see such a beautiful new performance venue become a part of Castle Hill’s family. Outer Cape audiences can now expect many great performing experiences in an ideal outdoor setting.”
WHERE: Sam’s Stage/ The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill (Edgewood Farm Campus), Edgewood Road/Route 6, Truro.
WHEN: August 20th and 21st , 6:00pm