The Rosie, Kate, and Jemima Show

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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Join Martha’s Vineyard’s own Rose Guerin, Jemima James, and Kate Taylor in an evening of upbeat music and tight harmonies, built upon their wealth of experience in the world of song.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/rkjs-20

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The Bessie Schonberg Fellows:
7NMSMarjani Forte-Saunders + Everett Saunders

Saturday, June 6, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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The Bessie Schonberg Mentored Residency continues with a tour-de-force of artists in residence: LVJ Performance Company presents T(heal)ter, a dance work that embraces brilliance and failure in equal measure; and 7NMS Marjani Forte-Saunders + Everett Saunders, who’s performance A Prophet’s Tale chronicles the life-journey of an Emcee/Lyricist.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/schonberg20-lvjpc-7nms 

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Pride DanceHall

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Noman's
15 Island Inn Road
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 

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Netta Yerushalmy

Saturday, June 20, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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Award-winning choreographer Netta Yerushalmy quilts together a wide range of dance influences into an intricate and stunning performance, in which movements sourced from hip hop, contemporary dance, and more are re-oriented and re-cultured like you’ve never seen them before.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/netta-yerushalmy-20

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Lida Winfield

Thursday, June 25, 2020 and Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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Innovative and playful, Lida Winfield’s newest work, IMAGINARY, challenges our perceptions of ourselves, others, and our world.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/lida-winfield-20

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Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses/Gumbo and All That Jazz

Thursday, July 2, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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Lucky Plush Productions

Rink Life

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center
100 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Chicago-based Lucky Plush Productions’s highly integrated approach to dance-theater meets 1970’s roller rink culture in a communal romp of self-expression, betrayal, and utter dependence, all brimming with a live sung score.

Learn more: www.dancetheyard.org/lucky-plush-productions-20

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Caleb Teicher & Company with Conrad Tao

More Forever

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center
100 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Humorous and sentimental, whimsical and heartbreaking, More Forever brings the excitement of percussive dance and contemporary music into full-scale collaboration from “one of the brightest lights in tap today” (The New Yorker).

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/caleb-teicher-20  

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Yard Benefit: Music for a Brazilian Twilight

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Private Residence

The Yard invites you to Music for a Brazilian Twilight / Música para o Crepúsculo Brasileiro. Please join us in an evening of upbeat, accordion-forward forró music by Rob Curto and Forró for All. Curto is widely considered forró’s primary ambassador in the United States, carrying forward the musical legacy of Northeastern Brazil for audiences across the country. Come dance the night away, all while supporting The Yard over libations and dinner!

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Forró For All

Music Night

Friday, July 31, 2020
Location TBD

Hear the upbeat and energetic music of Northeast of Brazil as performed by Forró For All, led by master accordion player Rob Curto.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/forro-for-all-20 

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Danza Orgánica and The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)

âs pumukâuneân (we still dance)

Saturday, August 8, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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Danza Orgánica and Aquinnah Wampanoag artists join forces to present âs pumukâuneân (we still dance), and, through dance, shed light on the history of Aquinnah Wampanoag people, the contemporary impact of colonization, and their hopes for future generations.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/danza-organica-20 

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Ben Taylor

Music Night

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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Ben Taylor puts the “kick” back into folk music to reveal the humor, wit, and skill of a singer-songwriter who is comfortable in both his own skin and with his impressive musical legacy.

Learn More: Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/ben-taylor-20 

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Raphael Xavier

Sassafrazz

Thursday August 13, 2020 and Saturday, August 15, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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Set to the beat of Jazz music, breakdancing legend Raphael Xavier tells the story of a Breaker’s life journey, and his search for graceful aging and maturation in an art form associated with youth.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/raphael-xavier-20 

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Onshore Residency: Island Makers

Thursday, August 20, 2020 and Saturday, August 22, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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This annual tradition celebrates the creativity of Vineyard-based dance artists, and shares their artwork with the island community.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/onshore-island-makers-20

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Sol y Canto

Music Night

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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From gentle ballads to churning Latin dance rhythms, three-time Boston Music Award winner Sol y Canto’s music touches on themes of hope, social justice, infatuation, love, and whimsy.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/sol-y-canto-20

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Schonberg Fellow: Jenna Pollack

Saturday, July 29, 2020
The Yard's Patricia N. Nanon Theater
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Jenna Pollack, in collaboration with sustainable design engineer Dr. Benjamin Linder, explores the realms of sustainable design and choreography, highlighting how, in a constrained world, every detail becomes important.

Learn More: www.dancetheyard.org/schonbergs20-pollack

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Please pick up your tickets at the box office beginning one hour and at least 10 minutes prior to curtain. 

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the performance to find your seats.

  • Seating is not guaranteed for those who arrive less than 5 minutes before the start of the event. 

  • Unclaimed tickets will be released to the waitlist, and late seating is not guaranteed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Reserved seating for Performance Patron and Artist Premium members only. Please call The Yard at least 5 days in advance if you use a wheelchair or need special seating arrangements. 

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