VIENNA — Two dance performances by the Bearnstow Dancers are set for Aug. 13 and 26 at Vienna Union Hall.

Camp Bearnstow was founded in 1946 by Ruth Grauert and Frances Reid, and has had a rich history of arts-related activities linked to a practice of environmental responsibility. Since the early 1990s, Bearnstow has offered workshops in movement studies and performance taught by a world-class faculty.

The Aug. 13 show from Colima, Mexico, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature Adriana León. León Andriana received support from the New England Foundation for the Arts to participate in the International Visiting Artists program at the Bates Dance Festival in both 2003 and 2007. She was a recipient of a grant from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts (known as FONCA) in 2006 and 2007. From 2008 to 2013 she participated in the project “La Voz del cuerpo / The Body Speaks,” directed by Christine Dakin and hosted by the University of Colima and the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies at Harvard University. Her Master’s thesis, “Univerdanza, dance company of the University of Colima: Organizational processes, methodology and creation,” was published in 2015 by the University of Colima. Adriana has presented her choreography in the most important dance festivals of Mexico, the U.S. and Tenerife, Spain.

The Aug. 26 performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will showcases the young resident dancers who have been teaching and learning at the camp for the whole summer. Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residency Program is a summer-long intensive of excellent dance and dance instruction. This will include full participation in all workshop classes, instruction and mentoring by an international staff of professional dancers and choreographers, participation in weekly informal performances, and a presentation of their own work (choreographed in the summer workshops) in a formally mounted concert at the end.

For more information call 293-2674 or email [email protected]

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