Homage to Mary Oliver in Dance and Poetry

Dancers and readers offer a unique tapestry of dance and poetry, dedicated to the memory of beloved New England poet Mary Oliver, who died earlier this year. Favorite poems by Mary Oliver and poetic tributes offered by members of the Woodstock Poetry Workshop alternate with dances choreographed by Peggy Brightman and performed by the Moving Spirit Dancers -- Nicole Conte, Suzy Malerich, Hope Yeager, and Claire Kawski. Performance Thursday, July 25th, 7:30 pm, on the eve of BOOKSTOCK, Woodstock, Vermont's yearly literary festival!

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BA Smith, MA Lesley, EdD Teachers College, Columbia U.. Studied with José Limon, Merce Cunningham, Louis Horst, Murray Louis, Bill Evans, Sydelle Gomberg. • Principal dancer 10 years w. Concert Dance Company, Boston, performing works by Bill Evans, Rudi Perez, Doris Humphrey, Bill T. Jones, Anna Sokolow across northeast and in NYC. • Director of Modern Dance, Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, 10 years. • Choreographer/ director CHOREO, INC., with works performed across northeast and abroad; recipient of 11 years of Merit Aid grants. • Founded Moving Spirit Dancers in Brunswick ME 2004, performing in 24 different venues across the state; featured in MPBN's Incredible Maine. • Moving Spirit-Vermont founded in 2012, performing at North Universalist Chapel Society of Woodstock, and other Upper Valley venues.


July 25, 2019
7:30–8:30 PM


Free/ donations accepted at the door


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Published July 11, 2019