Poster listing the locations and date of the TRACES 2021 event.
Poster listing the locations and date of the TRACES 2021 event.
TRACES 2021

Vermont Dance Alliance (VDA) will present TRACES 2021 in three locations simultaneously:  Montpelier, White River Junction & Burlington. Traces, a day of outdoor dance happenings, will celebrate the change into summer, dancing in public spaces, and connection of community. Traces began in 2016 as a day-long festival of outdoor dance happenings throughout downtown Burlington VT.  As we move into our fifth annual Traces event, VDA has chosen the theme of water conservation. We believe that together we can make a difference in protecting the water in our communities. Traces is scheduled for Saturday June 12th, and each town’s event will feature an in-person workshop that merges dance and education with themes of water conservation, plus a display of water-themed dances at each location. The workshop will be free and accessible to the public, from 10-11am, and the tour of dances will begin at 11:30am.

Because of the nature of these offerings, we ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

This event is rain or shine, and open to all. Please help us spread the word, or bring a friend!

 

What should I bring?

chair or blanket for comfort in watching the show.
Some chairs provided at each site for accessibility.


Your own food/drink as desired.
Please take all trash with you at the end of the event.


Bug/tick spray


Cash or checkbook!
WHY!?
*Vermont Dance Alliance is partnering with the Milton Artists’ Guild in their yearly fundraiser Raffle focused on growing viability for art focused non-profits. We will be selling raffle tickets at each TRACES site!

"The Big Deal" Raffle 
Grand Prize: $5000.00 !!!
Second Prize: $500.00 Gift Card to the Milton Artists' Guild Gallery (store or online)
Third Prize is: $100.00 Gift Card to the Milton Artists' Guild Gallery (store or online)
Ticket cost is $5 for one, and $20 for five, and 50% ticket sale proceeds go directly to VDA. Cash/check only. 

*Purchase Trevien Stanger's book
Our Basin of Relations: The Art & Science of Living With Water $25 cash or check. Learn more here: https://vermontdance.org/events/thinking-watershed 

*Make a generous donation to VDA itself! (Online donations may be made to VDA by visiting 
vermontdance.org/donate)


Your camera to help us document the event!
For all videos and photos, please use hashtags: #Traces2021 #vdaalltheway and tag @vermontdance


Your Mask 
Because of the nature of these offerings, we ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

 

TRACES Burlington:
Leddy Park, 216 Leddy Park Rd, Burlington, VT 05408

This event will be held at Leddy Park, a regional park which houses several athletic fields and a vast expanse of natural land. This class will be held on the Leddy Park grove above the beach: follow the path which goes directly off to the left (south) from the skating rink building if you are facing the lake. Handicap parking and bathrooms are available on site. We will have a few chairs for those in need, but feel free to bring your own blankets, chairs or cushions for maximum comfort. All attendees are to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

 

10-11am Workshop: Reflections on Water with Emily Mott and Jess Rubin
11:30-12:30 Performance Featuring Choreographers: Denise Townsend, Emily A Mott, Alexis Kamistes, Sarah Lapinsky and Nikaio Bulan Sahar Thomashow

Burlington Performance Program: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vShc-eHrluNWlgz-IyAOEYR8eQJ0bzgc7crgpJ7mIljie_pDHOH8KLPWMA2YeDZ8lk4MYP0plQ5k5OV/pub

 

TRACES White River Junction:
Lyman Park, 167 Maple St, White River Junction VT 05001 

TRACES 2021 White River Junction will be held at Lyman Park which sits along the banks of the White River. It is a two level park with a varied landscape. The upper level will be where the workshop takes place. There is a large flat grassy space next to the parking area, facing a small amphitheater.  The lower level will be where the performance takes place. There will be some walking between dances. The river can be seen from this lower level.The terrain is flat enough for most people to walk on, wheelchairs could be pushed but it would not be easy. There is a parking lot near both the lower and upper level that could be a viewing place for folks in wheelchairs if need be. There is accessible parking at both parking lots. All attendees are to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

10-11am Workshop: Slow, Spread, Sink with Cat Buxton and Nicole Conte

11:30-12:30 Performance Featuring Choreographers: Cyndal Ellis, Neva Cockrell, Bronwyn Sims and Toni Nagy

White River Junction Performance Program: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQ2WOY-2VnpUHMvLgEfRwCVuXhrWoDd43HRn4LiaM_TP_mv84ioT51QT34TazsNdn6aLoou2NT74MSK/pub

 

TRACES Montpelier:
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602

Traces at Montpelier will take place at North Branch Nature Center. The Nature Center is a 28 acres forest and field preserve with the main buildings along the Winooski River. North Branch Nature Center is not currently wheelchair accessible. The workshop and 2 of the performance spaces will be accessible to those with limited mobility. In order to access the workshop space and facilities, audience members must either be able to walk up a short flight of stairs or navigate a grass pathway. It is possible to drive to close to 1 of the other performance spaces but it does include a short walk on a grass pathway. Each performance area will have a few chairs and/or a bench available. All attendees are to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.

10-11am Workshop: The Moving Landscape with Michele Braun and Mary Chris DeBelina
11:30-12:30 Performance Featuring Choreographers:  Isadora Snapp, MC DeBelina, Avi Waring, Katalina Corp, and Nicole Ullman/Denise Cupoli/Zoe Marr Hilliard/Kristen Whitman

Montpelier Performance Program: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRjojSZLdyNp5Sr_puK0IYXBAbNM4gVfhBZ1eoMKZ35R0ozK4vOPo2Lh69vJTv87Ro63n9M66T-Beic/pub

 

Questions? info@vermontdance.org

Free! Donations greatly appreciated on site or at vermontdance.org/donate

For more information please click our "Classes" and "Events" tabs on this website for individual details on each offering.

Participating Artists
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Where

VT
United States

COST
Free! Donations greatly appreciated on site or at vermontdance.org/donate