Windhover Ushers in a New Era!

Our Brand New Permanent Tent Covering takes Center Stage in our back garden!   (May 15, 2022)

WINDHOVER Center for the Performing Arts is ushering in a new era!

Windhover is open!  We hosted our first gathering of performance artists this past weekend, and there are many more gatherings and retreats to come. Our Windhover season really began with the showing of the premiere of Quarry Dance X: The Film, on April 24, 2022.  Many thanks to the more than 300 of you who tuned in. It was great to know that so many in our audience share our enthusiasm for this unique dance form which combines the art of dance in the natural world.   

In addition to showing the film, we hosted conversation among the creative team of artists who made the film, including the choreographer, several of the dancers, the videographer, the producer and the composer of the music.  It was a thrill to listen to them share their perspectives on their collaborative process.  There was also a time for a Q & A with the viewing audience.  

The making of this film highlights one of the core principles here at Windhover — collaboration.  We offer the opportunity for artists to spend time together, to work together, and to create together. And with your help, we will continue to do so.

For those who missed the premiere of the film on Zoom, we’ve posted a link on the Windhover website for all to enjoy. Please share it with others. You can see the premiere of the film here and Windhover’s YouTube Channel

Quarry Dance X: The Film Is Streaming

Alex Berger in Quarry Dance X: The Film

Windhover is host to a selection of relaxing and restorative retreats and classes this summer that feature yoga, meditation, and dance instruction. Please look at our website for details.

And, Jimmy Tingle, the iconic Boston comedian, joins us for several delightful shows throughout the summer. Tickets are available now on our website.

Our signature dance performances are rich with an array of dance styles, including ballet, modern, Latin and contemporary dance from well-known groups and dance entrepreneurs, featuring Continuum Contemporary/Ballet and The Queen of Nori in June, North Atlantic Ballet and Saving Grace Dance Ensemble in July, and Cornfield Dance in August, plus many more!

Live, outdoor theater is back this year, continuing our collaboration with a Gloucester Stage Youth Company performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in July. Lanes Coven will present Macbeth in August. And the prose poem “Dogtown” by Percy MacKaye will be performed on Windhover’s grounds for a weekend in September.

Please make room in your calendars for Windhover’s Benefit Gala on Tuesday,August 16th at 6;00pm, which will include a dance performance by Cornfield Dance and a celebration of the performing arts on Cape Ann, along with culinary delights from Willow Rest, our local cherished market and restaurant.  

Visit to see the full line up of dance performances and retreats for 2022. 

25K Matching Grant is Still Open

Windhover is still accepting donations to meet the $25,000 Matching Grant 
for its restroom transformation, expansion and handicap accessibility. Can you kindly provide financial support for this important project? 
The deadline for gifts, in any amount, is June 30th, 2022. Thank you for your donation!
Please Make A Donation Today

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