Dancer/choreographers Elizabeth Keen, Meghan Frederick and Kate Seethaler will perform individual pieces at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the Lamoine-Bayside Grange Hall. IAN DOUGLAS PHOTO

Language of dance

LAMOINE — Three professional contemporary dancers and choreographers will present the fruit of their week-long creative residency at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Lamoine-Bayside Grange Hall on Route 184.

Hosted by Lamoine Community Arts, Elizabeth Keen, Meghan Frederick and Kate Seethaler, whose generations span half a century, will perform individual pieces resulting from their creative timeout from their professional commitments.

As part of the performance, one of the dancers may even invite an audience member up on stage to join in a structured improvisation.

“Don’t let age or experience inhibit anyone’s participation,” Lamoine Community Arts’ release said.

Known internationally, New York choreographer and dancer Elizabeth Keen’s work was featured in director Andrei Serban’s production of “The Fiery Angel” at L’Opera Bastille in Paris as well as Peter Hall’s “Salome” at Covent Garden in London. Keen began her career performing with the famed Paul Taylor and Helen Tamiris/Daniel Nagrin dance companies, then choreographing for her own troupe, the Elizabeth Keen Dance Company, from the early 1960s to the 1980s, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts for national and regular Manhattan performances.

Frederick, who grew up in Lamoine, is now a dance artist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her choreography has been presented and supported by creative residencies throughout New York City and the Northeast. From 2008 through 2014, she was a member of the Brian Brooks Moving Company and has performed with Liz Lerman, Carlye Eckert, Maya Orchin, Catherine Galasso, Kendra Portie, and as a guest with SUBCIRCLE Dance Company.

Based in Northampton, Mass., Kate Seethaler teaches dance and movement at Springfield College and the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought. She collaborates and performs with choreographers Deborah Goffe, Katie Martin and Whitney Wilson. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in dance from Smith College in 2016.

Admission is by donation to the July 20 performance at the Grange Hall located at 160 Lamoine Beach Road. Proceeds will benefit Grange renovations.

For more info, contact Carol Korty at 667-4441 or [email protected]


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