FrIDAY & SAtURDAY
July 8 & 9 8 pm
A Phantom favorite for seven seasons, this year's edition includes exciting new work by Vermont-affiliated dance artists Millie Heckler and Hanna Satterllee. Just back from Europe and California, Satterllee reconsiders rural Vermont in a site specific piece while Heckler, of the Rennie Harris Grass Roots Project, infuses the barn with hip hop/house inspired work. Original pieces of many genres from the students of Montpelier's Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio round out the program.
July 19 - August 30, Tuesdays 8pm
No show August 2
in the literary tradition of the serial novel, Vermont writer Keryn Nightingale presents six performance readings from the early chapters of her latest novel, Moon Threads. With Actress Mimi Bain and other guests. By donation.
tuesday & wednesday
august 2 & 3 8 pm
A Double Bill of Dance
An encore performance of Isadora Snapp's highly praised 2015 piece, this year's edition features Mary Jo Cahilly-Bretzin as principal dancer. Snapp's choreography ranges from a reflective narrated solo to a joyful, uplifting group piece, weaving together both the struggles and bliss of giving birth.
U.S. and Them
In this multimedia dance documentary by Amia Cervantes, compassion and creativity combine to explore the harsh reality of undocumented immigrants and their loved ones.
Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
saturday, aug. 6 8pm
sunday, aug. 7 4pm
The diaries of adam & eve
Scragg Mountain Music presents a chamber opera composed by Evan Premo with text by Mark Twain. Featuring soprano Mary Bonhag and baritone Matthew Patrick Morris in the title roles and the Aeolus Quartet.
saturday, aug. 13 8pm
sunday, aug. 14 4pm
elsinore or bust
Jean Taylor, renowned clown and teaching artist for Lincoln Center, is back in the barn with her mischievous company, this time a group of traveling players who've been invited to perform at Elsinore Castle. they think they've hit the big time till they discover that things are so rotten that their only friend, a young girl named "O", is desperately looking for an escape route.
thursday & friday, aug. 18 & 19 7pm
The in-between spaces
A Dance and Theater Extravaganza
Choreographers Avi Waring and Marly Spieser-Schneider come together to explore the space between dance and theater. Serious and silly, kid-friendly fun.
saturday & sunday,
aug. 20 & 21 8pm
The Lighthouse & Other Destinations
MAD GENERATION presents a selection of works-in-progress inspired by classic literature including Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse. WIth a perspective that is collaborative and fresh, this New York City based millennial performance troop lit up the barn in 2014 with their Midsummer Night's Dream.
sunday, aug. 28 6PM
a summer moth
Tonight's theme: Chance Encounters
It might be the night you saw your long lost father on a street in New York City, the morning the moose appeared in your backyard, or the redeye flight that put you on intimate terms with a stranger. What's the chance encounter that tickled you, shocked you, changed your perspective completely?
Come to tell, come to listen! Hosted by national Moth storyteller, Bobby Stoddard.