Announcing the Cultivate 2012 Artist Line-Up!!

Pleased to announce the artist line-up for Cultivate 2012, now in its third year!

  • Alicia Christofi-Walshe (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Stephen Clapp (Mt. Rainier, MD)
  • Katherine Ferrier (Bethlehem, NH)
  • Sarah Gamblin (Denton, TX)
  • Ellie Goudie-Averill (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Ashley Hensel-Browning (Chester, VT)
  • Jessica Howard (Fall River, MA)
  • Jennifer Kayle (Iowa City)
  • Katherine Keifer Stark (Philadelphia,PA)
  • Kai Kleinbard (New York, NY)
  • Monkeyhouse (Boston, MA)
  • Angie Muzzy (Troy, NH)
  • Bethany Nelson (Jackson, MS)
  • Cori Olinghouse (New York, NY)
  • Goldie Peacock (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Pamela Vail (Lancaster, PA)

and special musical guests, TBA !!

Save the date for Cultivate!  This year, from August 9-12, Bethlehem, NH will come alive with dance as award-winning dance artists and musicians from around the region and beyond will gather for a weekend festival full of workshops, performances, discussions and social events.

  • dance workshops for kids, adults, beginners & professionals!
  • performances at the historic Colonial Theatre!
  • site-specific performances around Bethlehem!
  • networking and peer learning events for North Country dancers, teachers and students!
  • film screenings!
  • artist and audience linger & mingles! 
  • and more!
clockwise from upper left: Jennifer Kayle, Ellie Goudie-Averill and Katherine Keifer Stark, Cori Olinghouse, Ellie Goudie-Averill, Pamela Vail, Stephen Clapp.

Stay tuned for Cultivate 2012 line-up!

Many thanks to all those who sent in proposals for workshops, performances, community actions and other events.

The 2012 Artist line-up will be announced soon!

Save the date for an exciting long weekend as Bethlehem comes alive with dance:

Thursday, August 9 – Sunday, August 12

what artists say about being at Cultivate

Cultivate provided me with an experiential haven for performance and movement practice.  (Kathryn McNamara)

It was rejuvenating and inspiring to move, explore, and create with this lovely group of people.  It was a rich artistic experience combined with an intimate relationship with the Bethlehem community. (Katherine Keifer Stark)

I think what was most valuable for me was to be surrounded by professional and supportive artists in the same field, which made it easier to take a risk in presenting such new work.  This also made for a warm audience/performer relationship. (Sally Bomer)

Come to the beautiful White Mountains of NH this August and share your work with a growing community of dancers, dance makers and lovers of dance!  Deadline to apply is May 1st. 

images of Cultivate 2011 | photos by Arthur Fink

Got Work?


CULTIVATE: August 9-12, 2012

Do you have new work you’d like to show?  A proposal for a workshop?  An idea for ways that artists and audiences can meet, mingle and have a meaningful exchange?  Would you like to spend a summer weekend in the White Mountains sharing your work and helping me cultivate the community for contemporary dance and performance in the North Country?

Artists will be housed comfortably in town, within walking distance to the theatre and studio spaces.  Some meals will be provided, and each artist will receive a modest honorarium for performing and/or teaching.  Performances will be on stage at the Colonial Theater, one of the oldest continuously operated movie theaters in the country.

Looking for work that is low tech, small cast, and relatively family friendly.

Also looking for exciting classes for a wide range of age and ability.

E-mail proposals to Katherine Ferrier
Proposals should include the following:

  • all contact info including mailing address
  • description of work to be presented, including number of performers and a link to video if possible
  • workshop description, if applicable
  • short bio (100-ish words)

Deadline May 1, 2012

Save the Date for Cultivate 2012:

Mark your calendars now and join us in August for a weekend of workshops, performances, discussions, live music, and social events aimed at building community in the North Country. Join us in our new festival home at the Colonial Theatre on Main Street in Bethlehem!

Thursday, August 9 – Sunday August 12, 2012

more info coming soon!

Today!! Farmer’s Market Fun and FREE Dance Class for Kids!

Wondering what to do on Saturday, August 20?  Looking for a fun, family friendly and free event? Come down to Bethlehem for the Local Works Farmer’s Market for a day of fresh food, live dance performances, live music, and fun!

Paul Benny and Selene Colburn lead you on a unique walking tour of Bethlehem:

Idiot Docents: An Unabridged and Partial History of the Comings and Goings of Bethlehem, N.H.
Join the Idiot Docent team of Selene Colburn and Paul Benney as they stumble, trip and fall over the known, and not-so-known history of Bethlehem. The walking tour will take you through field and stream, into the respiratory tract of the National Hay Fever Relief Association, and past the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, to show you how this town became a thriving center for health and wellbeing. Be prepared to walk, listen, roll, jump, close your eyes and dream.


Paul Benney:  Kid’s Class! Leap, Tumble, and Roll
A fun and instructive workshop for dancers and non-dancers ages 8-12.   The class will begin with a vigorous and easy-to-follow warm-up, and then move across the floor with a combination of tumbling, animal locomotion, and partnering. At the end of the class we will put on music and have a good old-fashioned dance party!! All kids are welcome- dancers, athletes, gymnasts, martial artists…anyone with a body!!
class:    Kid’s Class! Leap, Tumble, and Roll!
time:    Saturday, 2-4pm
place: Creative Edge Dance Studio
cost:    $15 FREE!!
for:     Kids, ages 8-12.  No dance experience needed!
more:    visit Cultivate on Eventbrite to reserve your spot!

Calling all Cultivators!!!

9 days left.  $4,715 to raise.  Kickstarter is all or nothing funding! If we don’t make our goal, all pledges are cancelled and we will have no funding for Cultivate!  Now is the time to support grass-roots community action.  Make a pledge, tell your friends, send this link to your contact lists, and send us good mojo!!

Thank you to everyone who has been steadily supporting the important work of Cultivate!!