Work in Progress showing from Artists in Residence 3 Spice Dance. Critical Response talk back with audience moderated by Riley Watts.
“Bearnstow Stories” is a choreographic work that reflects the physical place, historic importance and artistic influence of Bearnstow, a 72-year-old organization located in Mt. Vernon, Maine that continues to be run by the same leadership since 1946. Ruth Grauert and her partner founded Bearnstow with the mission to bring together people of all races, religions and genders, making Bearnstow deeply dedicated to dance history and social justice. As Ruth approaches 99, 3 Spice Dance is recognizing how much knowledge and history this place holds, as it has shaped dancers for the last 70 years, including world-renowned choreographer Bebe Miller.
The 3 Spice Dance core members are Molly Hess, Angela Cole and Ellen Oliver.