MOMIX: “Alice”

“MOMIX’s ‘Alice’ fills the stage with a marvellously dizzying flow of physical activities and illusions amid expansive, artful projections.” WALL STREET JOURNAL Seamlessly blending illusion, acrobatics, magic, and whimsy, MOMIX sends audiences flying down the rabbit hole in Moses Pendleton’s newest creation, Alice, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. “I don’t intend to retell the whole … Read more

Faye Driscoll

“Driscoll is fascinating in that she makes such utterly original work. It doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before, nor can you imagine thinking it up.” NEW YORK TIMES The 2022 recipient of the inaugural Ellis Beauregard Foundation Contemporary Dance Award, Faye Driscoll is known for crafting an alchemy of bodies and voices, objects … Read more

Palaver Strings + little house dance: “Noisefloor”

“One of the most compelling things I’ve seen on stage in a while.” ODC DANCE STORIES “Lively and emotional performances given without a conductor.” THE GUARDIAN Palaver Strings joins forces with contemporary dance collective, little house dance, to present Noisefloor an immersive physical, visual, and musical experience with the performers activating the stage as well … Read more

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“Nothing prepared you for the totality of Alvin Ailey: the aural, visual, physical, spiritual beauty…Heaven…Everywhere you looked: sensory pleasure…” ZADIE SMITH, NEW YORK TIMES Marvel at their virtuosity and grace, feel their passion, connect to the heart of dance with the iconic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This evening of extraordinary dance, expounding on Ailey’s … Read more

“Memphis Jookin’: The Show” Featuring Lil Buck

Please note: the venue has changed for this performance to the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. Ticket holders will have their tickets re-issued via the original delivery method. Additional details have been sent directly to ticket holders via email.  “Buck’s power derives from the ability to get to the bottom of what something feels like for him … Read more


“International festival aims to delight, unite, and inspire” – YALE NEWS Ovations kicks off the 92nd season with a lively and immersive community dance party. Featuring a high energy live band and guided dance instruction, this unique event invites all to enjoy the spirited Indian Gujarati folk dances of garba and raas. Clapping, spinning and … Read more

Farruquito: “Flamenco Íntimo”

“Farruquito dances as if he has every answer at his fingertips.” THE NEW YORK TIMES Called “the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century” by The New York Times, Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya) is hailed by critics and audiences alike for his prodigious artistry, incredible stage presence, profound poetry and captivating beauty. Heir to … Read more

Ballet Hispánico

Portland Ovations dedicates this performance to the life and memory of our dear friend Jane C. Wellehan. “A cutting edge crowd pleaser.” WASHINGTON POST The nation’s renowned LatinX dance organization, Ballet Hispánico, brings audiences together to celebrate the joy and diversity of LatinX culture. Equal parts artistic excellence and catalyst for change, Ballet Hispánico is … Read more

Riley Watts, Heather Stewart & little house dance

“Riley Watts — an extraordinary dancer with silky athleticism..” NEW YORK TIMES WORLD PREMIERECommissioned Maine Artist by Portland Ovations Join us on opening night as we celebrate the world premiere. Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse is a collaborative dance work between Portland, Maine choreographers Riley Watts and Heather Stewart, and is the debut performance of … Read more



“What would dance look like if it were freed from the constraints of gravity?” – THE SEATTLE TIMES BANDALOOP re-imagines dance, activating public spaces and inspiring wonder and imagination in audiences around the globe. An innovator in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on … Read more