august

 

SATURDAY 8/23 7:30PM

PUTNAM SMITH & APRIL REED-COX

Putnam Smith, who hails from Portland, Maine, could be an old-world

troubadour fresh from the 19th Century.  After all, he lives in a log cabin,  

plays his Grandfather's banjo, and prints up the jackets of his CDs on an

antique Letterpress. Yet this rootsy multi- instrumentalist songwriter

(he also writes and performs on guitar, mandolin, fretless banjo, and piano),

steeped as he is in old-time Appalachian traditions, is very much a storyteller

for the modern age.  


April Reed-Cox has been playing cello since she was 4. She is a classically

trained musician who holds a Masters degree in Music Performance. She has

competed throughout the country, and most recently was runner up for the

Symphony of the Mountains concerto competition in Kingsport, Tenn. She

prides herself on diversity, and performs chamber, orchestral, solo, improvisational, folk, and celtic/irish music from Maine to South Carolina.  April plays with The Ale House String Band, The Early Evening Show Orchestra, Putnam Smith, Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Maine Pro Musica, while teaching at  Bay Chambers and Woodsound Studios.  She is also developing a small scale, self-sufficient farming operation at Twisted Maple Farm.


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FRIDAY 8/22 7:30PM

49th Parallel Dance Company presents PATHWAYS

49th Parallel Dance Company (NYC/Vancouver) presents a new mixed

program featuring the work of company directors/choreographers

Ariana Champlin, a Buxton, Maine native and Carolyn Schmidt of

British Columbia, along with company dancers Amanda Tay

and Vivake Khamsingsavath.


With collaboration as a central focus for this show, audiences can

expect to enjoy diverse and electrifying contemporary dance from a

variety of artistic voices. PATHWAYS is a visual, kinetic expression of

human emotions, relationships and what it means to be alive

in our complex world.


49th Parallel's dynamic work has been seen at venues and festivals across the continent, including The Young Choreographer's Festival (NYC) and Feats Festival of Dance (Edmondton, AB.) Last year's presentation, WATERING HOLE, was uplifting and memorable.


$16 in advance and $20 at the door

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COMING THIS FALL!

september

 

FRIDAY 9/12 8:00PM

ATOMIC FUNK PROJECT

Atomic Funk Project is a world-class band from NYC specializing in

Motown, Soul, Funk, and Dance music. With three unique vocalists

plus full rhythm and horn sections, their high-energy show has

something for everyone. You won't be able to resist the dance floor

as they seamlessly transition through Motown, Soul, Funk, and Dance hits.


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SATURDAY 9/13 7:30PM

Yabuno Ettun Project

A JOURNEY OF TWO


Music critic and photographer Eliseo Cardona, editor of the

blog BlueMonk Moods, has described YEP as "two young

masters creating dialogues of mesmerizing possibilities." He

also wrote: "Their music is based on the intrepid attitude that

anything goes as long as risk is shooing away any fear."


Indeed, YEP is a highly creative collaboration between

Japanese pianist Haruka Yabuno and Israeli bassist Ehud

Ettun. Each one an imaginative composer, Ehud and Haruka

have created, during the past few years, a unique interaction

on stage. Their performances have also been described by listeners as "captivating" and "fascinating."

"The beauty is that we came together through music way before we could find a common verbal language," explains Haruka. "Once music took over, once we knew that improvising could take us anywhere, the journey itself was our destination."


The repertoire is broad landscape, which may explains each concert is a unique experience.

Ehud explains: "Even though we came from different backgrounds, perhaps musically, indeed culturally, we found many similarities between Japan and Israel, let alone between us."

And he adds: "Exploring without asking permission, without fear is what rewards as musicians and listeners." The YEP has performed in various venues in the US, including Jazz at the Kitano (NY), Lilypad (MA), Somethin' Jazz Club (NY) and more.


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FRIDAY 9/19 7:30PM

Hio Ridge Dance

Hio Ridge Dance returns to The Dance Hall with their

new collaborative work "Placeholders."


Hio Ridge Dance Collective is a choreographic collaborative

formed by Cookie Harrist, Delaney McDonough,

and Caitlin Richards from Denmark, Maine.


The Collective was founded out of a mutual need to make

dances in a more holistic way.To do so, they removed themselves

from lives in separate cities and moved into an old, remote family

home in Denmark, Maine. They live together, cook together,

and make dances together, and can't help but dream big.

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The performance is at 7:30pm with a Q & A with the audience afterwards.


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