Windhover Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Saving Grace Dance Ensemble
“ARTFULNESS” dance concert showcases eight LOCAL professional and pre-professional dance companies
Rockport, MA – Robyn Goulette and Saving Grace Dance Ensemble will present the collaborative dance concert ARTFULNESS – An Evening of Inspiring Dance on Monday, July 25th on the outdoor stage under a large tent at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts in Rockport, MA. The performance begins at 7:00pm and features classical and contemporary dance performed by eight local professional and pre-professional dance companies.
With a passion to collaborate and share the stage with other dance companies, Robyn Goulette, Artistic Director of New Hampshire-based Saving Grace Dance Ensemble, creates a strong program that is diverse and exciting with something for everyone! The program includes dance companies from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and guest artists originally based in New York City.
Saving Grace Dance Ensemble will present excerpts from modern dance pioneer José Limón’s classic work, There is a Time, made possible by arrangement with the José Limón Dance Foundation, Inc. under the direction of Kathryn Alter. The company will also perform Peace, choreographed by guest artist Jere Hunt and Robyn Goulette’s contemporary ballet entitled Being, as well as a student repertory workshop dance.
Forty Steps Dance (Nahant, MA) will present The Flood. NSquared Dance (Manchester, NH/NYC) will debut a new work choreographed by Nick Neagle. Joining Artfulness for the first time, Onstage Dance Company (Malden/Boston, MA) will present a contemporary work choreographed by Erica Thorp. Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater (Bedford, NH) will showcase several classical and contemporary works by Douglas Davis, Sophia Hancock and Maille Zelco. Soloist Ava Girard (NH) will bring one of her original solos to the stage, and as part of the dance duo Veya, will present a shared work with Peyton Colegrove. Speaking in Taps (New England) under the direction of Aaron Tolson will bring a big smile to everyone’s face with their tap piece Sunday Best.
Tickets are $34 for general and accessible admission and $24 for students, and are available at https://windhover.org/performances/. Performances happen rain or shine under the big tent on Windhover’s outdoor stage. Seating begins at 6:30 and audiences are welcome to bring refreshments of their choice and picnic on the grounds on Windhover’s picnic tables before that time. For more information about Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, please visit https://windhover.org/
About Saving Grace Dance Ensemble
Saving Grace Dance Ensemble was established as a non-profit corporation in the state of New Hampshire in August 2012. They are the host and producer of The New England Inspirational Dance Festival in southern New Hampshire held annually at The Amato Center for the Performing Arts in Milford, NH. Saving Grace Dance Ensemble’s mission is to present spiritually uplifting performing arts events and opportunities for dancers to be part of something special, keeping art alive and dancers dancing! www.robyngoulette.com
For more than 50 years. Windhover has served the community as a place to learn, perform, and share the beauty of dance and the related arts in a natural setting.
In 1967, modern dancer Ina Hahn and her husband Herb Hahn purchased the last farm in Pigeon Cove, a small village near Rockport, Massachusetts, and created Windhover. In less than a year, Herb Hahn converted the farm’s barn into a dance studio, the stable into a library, out-buildings into dormitories and the main house into a dining-kitchen complex. In 1968, Windhover opened as a performing arts camp for girls, drawing students from the US, Canada, and Mexico. New buildings included a chapel/theater, a second dance studio, and an outdoor stage.
In 1983 Windhover became a 501(c) (3) non-profit foundation that offered dance classes, teen dance intensives, residencies and performances in all of the performing arts to the Cape Ann Community and beyond. In 2016, Lisa Hahn became Executive Director of Windhover and is ushering in a new era with more performances, classes and retreats than ever before, Windhover is reaching out to collaborate with other groups, hold spiritual retreats and meditative events, and host conversations of topics of interest to the community.Dance. Theater and Music remain the focus.
Lisa Hahn, Executive Director
Windhover Performing Arts Center
P.O. Box 2249
(257 rear Granite Street)
Rockport, MA. 01966