Festival of Fools, Aerial Dance Performance

The Festival of Fools is a weekend filled with free street performances including musicians, acrobats, aerialists, clowns, and other odd delights! Nicole Dagesse and Natalie Cronin, teachers at World Tree Aerial Dance will perform through out the event!

Nicole and Natalie Perform at the following times:
Friday, 8/3 2:30 on top of Church St.
Saturday, 8/4 12:00, 2:00, 6:00 at the City Hall Green
Sunday, 8/5 3:00, 4:40, 6:00 Variety Show at City Hall Green

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Nicole Dagesse is a Vermont native whose rural upbringing in the forests and fields is a direct inspiration for her movement style and choreographic desires. Combining her training in Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, and Aerial Dance, Nicole approaches each new site with inquisitive play and rigorous movement research. Nicole earned her BFA in Dance and BS in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she was immersed in the creativity of the local dance scene. Nicole cites Wire Monkey Dance as a major influence in her work. It was while playing on the scaffolding that her 3-dimensional movement patterns began to develop, and her love of partnering work took flight. After several years dancing in the Boston area, Nicole felt it was time to continue her dance education as an artist and teacher, and moved to Boulder, Co. to pursue an MFA in Site Dance and Somatic Practices. The rugged terrain and the endless blue skies provided the perfect opportunity to hone her voice as a site artist. The grounding and balancing study of the Alexander Technique was a necessary complement to her physically demanding work, and Nicole was increasingly interested in the parallels between body and earth. After earning her Masters of Fine Arts, Nicole taught and choreographed in North Carolina, where Murmurations Dance was born. Now back in Vermont, Nicole lives with her husband, adventurous three year old, and beautiful newborn where she uses her improvisational skills to experiment with motherhood, artistry, work, pleasure, and play. Nicole is also a Yoga Teacher specializing in Vinyasa Flow and Pre/Postnatal Yoga.


Burlington City Arts is dedicated to connecting community to the arts through creation, experimentation, and education in all forms of contemporary art. BCA offers exhibitions, special events, classes, workshops, and many other activities in Burlington.


August 3–5, 2018




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Published August 3, 2018