BETHEL – The Mahoosuc Arts Council has been awarded $4,300 grant awards from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) through the New England States Touring Program to support two performances in the 2013-14 Gould, Telstar and elementary performing arts series.
A grant of $3000 was awarded to the council to support the presentation of the Nimble Arts Cirque Spectacular, featuring twin sister aerial dancers whose resumes include Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize and Pilobolus. Presented on a unique aerial apparatus that transforms the stage and is danced and flown upon as the show progresses, you will laugh, you will cry, you will be amazed at the uplifting inspiration that comes from watching humans fly.
Their trapeze, hoop and silk work will be presented at Gould Academy Tuesday, October 22 at 7 PM at Bingham Auditorium. The following day, the aerialists will perform for two in-school assemblies for the students of Telstar Middle and High Schools and the home school students of the district. The final performance will be held Thursday, October 24 at 7 PM at the Androscoggin Theater at the Lepage Center for the Arts at Hebron Academy.
The other grant will provide $1,300 toward the presentation of Crabgrass Theater for the elementary students of MSAD#44, for and innovative and captivating take on the traditional tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Larger-than-life representations of traditional characters are set to a delightful score that polishes the timeless tale into modern context perfect for our elementary performing arts programming. This puppet theater has developed rich curriculum materials we can share with teachers and home school parents to augment the educational value of our investment.
2013-14 Mahoosuc Arts Council Performing Arts Series
Doors open at 6:30, curtain at 7 PM for all performances
TICKETS: $15 – Free for Students
Ruckus Circus a Cirque Spectacular by Nimble Arts
Gould Academy-Oct. 22
Hebron Academy-Oct. 24
Rhapsody in Blue Dance, Art & Music
Dance by Debi Irons, Art by Nikki Millonzi, Music by James McLaughlin & Todd Brunel
Gould Academy-Jan. 14
Bonifontes Boys’ Choir of the Czech Republic
Location TBA-Feb. 25
Makanda Jazz Project of Boston
Hebron Academy – Apr.21
Gould Academy – Apr. 22
Artsy Business After Hours with the Bethel Chamber
Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy, March 20, 2014
Aranka Matolcsy, Executive Director
The Mahoosuc Arts Council
P.O. Box 534
Bethel, ME 04217
Live Person: 207-890-6386
Recipient of the 2011 Dirigo Award for Nonprofit Excellence: The Mahoosuc Arts Council as been supporting the advancement of the arts and humanities in the adult communities and schools systems of the greater Bethel area since 1986.