TRURO – Provincetown Dance Festival presents an exclusive online festival celebrating 15 years of presenting dance in Provincetown with a special performance on Jan. 17, 2021. The festival will be a one-time event, with works by nine artists designed exclusively for this online presentation.
Exclusive content will include works by multi-discipline artists of national renown hailing from six states. They are: Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle), Paul Taylor Dance Company (New York), Contemporary artist Madison Palffy (Boulder), three leading edge tap artists from New York, Providence and Boston, Mouli Pal, a classical Indian dancer, the Island Reflections Dance Theater (Hartford), as well as a special surprise appearance to be announced.
Festival Artistic Director, Adam Miller stated, “I realized we still have a devoted dance-loving audience that could be served during these crazy times. Just as importantly, I have discovered that we can still support the fantastic performing artists that have soldiered on to create work that must be experienced.”
This special presentation is part of a multi-phased strategy to re-imagine new configurations to present dance to the Outer Cape. The next phase will include live presentations tailored to a new, public health aware view of performance. Happily this will coincide with the completion of The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill’s new outdoor stage at its Edgewood Farm campus. “This beautiful outdoor performance space will the perfect addition to the Provincetown Dance Festival’s presentation options,” said Castle Hill’s Executive Artistic Director, Cherie Mittenthal.
Miller added, “Both Cherie and I remain steadfast in our commitment to bringing dance to the outer Cape, no matter what the obstacles. We want to continue with this festival that has presented over 60 different artists over the last 15 years. This effort has gained unprecedented support from the community, including the resounding support and cooperation from the Provincetown Theater and its Artistic Director, David Drake.”
The Jan. 17 event will include works made specifically for the Provincetown Dance Festival, as well has discussion and introductions by each artist. This will provide unique insights into the inspiration and process of bringing dance to audiences within new formats and media.