Anneke Hansen

Anneke Hansenphotos by Baille Younkman

Anneke Hansen, acclaimed dancemaker from NYC joins the Cultivate crew this year, performing a solo and teaching a dance workshop as part of the festival.

heaven is a four-letter word is a solo choreographed and performed by Hansen. It is an act of memory as much as imagination, an effort in the ever-vanishing now to locate the seams that keep past and future distinct. This solo features multiple performers, […read more…]

Linger and Mingle with the Artists of Cultivate!

Wednesday and Thursday we Linger and Mingle at the Cold Mountain Café, immediately after. 9pm.

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After a day of dance workshops and an evening of contemporary dance performances featuring award winning artists from around the world, artists and audience gather for good conversation, good food and tasty local beers.

We call it Linger and Mingle and you are warmly invited to join us! Discuss what you just saw on the stage or screen, meet new people, ask questions, compare […read more…]

Meet and Make! What Does it Mean?

Meet and Make on the Colonial Stage, Cultivate 2012.

Meet and Make is a unique Cultivate event that gives audiences a close-up view into the creative process of dance-making. In this improvised performance, the artists, many of whom will have met only a few hours before the show, collaborate to create spontaneous works right in front of the audience. Audience members get to pick names and numbers from a hat and determine which performers will create and perform a […read more…]

Announcing the Cultivate Bring a Buddy Discount!

TRACES, by Iris Van Peppen | photo by Alessandro Spinuso

Because Cultivate is magic (and what is better than dancing with your friends) we’re adding a Buddy Discount! Sign up with a friend for a full Festival Pass, and take advantage of the Early Bird Discount! That’s a saving of $50 for each of you! Just enter the special code “CultivateBuddy” when you check out on Eventbrite. See you in Bethlehem August 13!

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Meet Alex Springer and Xan Burley!


Xan Burley | photo by Vesa Loikas

XAN BURLEY a native of Youngstown, OH and a graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in Dance and English, is an active performer, creator, teacher, and arts administrator. She has had the great pleasure of working with artists and companies such as Nancy Bannon, Daniel Charon Dance, Amy Chavasse, Shannon Gillen + Guests, Shannon Hummel Cora Dance, Leyya Tawil Dance Elixir, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, among others. She […read more…]