** UPDATED** sneak peek at the artist line up for Cultivate!


August 19-21, 2011. Bethlehem, NH comes alive with dance!

Award-winning dance artists and musicians from the region and beyond NH, ME, VT, MA, NY, PA, IN, IA, WV, AZ and beyond gather in Bethlehem for a weekend of workshops, performances, discussions and social events.  Cultivate aims to nourish the community for contemporary dance and performance in the North Country.

A glimpse of some of the artists who will be showing new works/ offering workshops at Cultivate:

Analia Alegre-Femenias (Iowa/ Puerto Rico)
Katherine Keifer Stark (Philadelphia, PA)
Selene Colburn (Burlington, VT)
Paul Benney (Burlington, VT)
Pamela Vail (Lancaster, PA
Katherine Ferrier (Littleton, NH)
Vicki Brown (Tucson, AZ)
Amy Barr (Iowa City, IA)
Kathy Couch (Northampton, MA)
Rebecca Bryant (West Lafayette, IN)
Don Nichols (West Lafayette, IN)
Olase Freeman (Providence, RI)
Kathryn McNamara (Providence, RI)
Sara Smith (Amherst, MA)
Sarah Baumert (Boston, MA)
Kitty Clark (West Virginia)
Amanda Hamp (Decorah, IA)
Tori Lawrence (Philadelphia, PA)
Emily Anderson (North Conway, NH)
Arthur Fink (Portland, ME)

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 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 at the White Mountain School, and all meals will be provided.  Each artist will receive a modest honorarium for performing and/or teaching.

Looking for work that is low tech, with a smallish 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 July 1, 2011

glimpses of Cultivate!

a collection of images by Arthur Fink

Medieval Latin cultvre, cultvt-, from cultvus, tilled, from Latin cultus, past participle of colere, to till; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots

  1. To improve and prepare (land), as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; till.
  2. To loosen or dig soil around (growing plants).
  3. To grow or tend (a plant or crop).
  4. To promote the growth of (a culture).
  5. To nurture; foster.
  6. To form and refine, as by education.
  7. To seek the acquaintance or goodwill of; make friends with.

Cultivate was a tremendous success, fulfilling its mission to grow the community for contemporary dance in the North Country!  From the opening night concert at SOCIAL 2055 by Vicki Brown, to the sold out house at the White Mountain School on the 14th, audiences and artists alike were enlivened and energized by the convergence of dancers, art-makers and concert-goers on the tiny town of Bethlehem, NH.  Above are just a few glimpses of the day as seen through the intuitive lens of Arthur Fink.

Stay tuned here for the announcement of the next Cultivate,already in the works!  Consider becoming a fan of Cultivate on Facebook, bookmarking this page or subscribing to Cultivate‘s website so you’ll be the first to know when there’s exciting news.

(Many thanks to the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire for its generous support of Cultivate!)

Arthur Fink cultivates deep listening and looking…

photos by Arthur Fink

Exciting news!  Arthur Fink, well known for wearing many hats, among them that of highly intuitive dance photographer, is joining the crew of Cultivate, and will be working with us throughout the weekend.

he says, of his work:

I document the work and energy that goes into dance — not just the final performance. Being in the studio as dances are created, or even as dancers prepare themselves, feels like being in a delivery room as children are being born. Amidst pain or anguish, tempered with rhythm and support, and bolstered with faith, new life emerges. It’s physical, sometimes sensual, often spiritual. Too often this process is ignored, as image makers look only at the final result — the dance.

more ways to connect with Arthur:

Studio / Gallery in Portland, Maine, and also on Peaks Island
www.arthurfinkphoto.com af@arthurfinkphoto.com  207.615.5722

Read his blog: www.InsightAndClarity.com

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