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Our Stories – Toward Being Future Beings

As we look forward to next week’s Seeking Resonance conversation “Toward Being Future Beings” in partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance, we want to take a moment to share with you the genesis of this conversation: a dynamic new work by dancemaker Emily Johnson, “Being Future Being,” which Portland Ovations is co-commissioning. Originally from Alaska and [...]

Program Notes for ‘Seeking Resonance: Toward Being Future Beings’ by Marcia Minter & Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends, The collaborative series Seeking Resonance is at the heart of Indigo Arts Alliance and Portland Ovations’ programming this year. At a time when we cannot gather in person, these virtual conversations and presentations are more vital than ever in helping us connect with each other, the artists we share and the places and [...]

By | February 24th, 2021|Categories: Seeking Resonance|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Stories – Learning and Dancing with Step Afrika!

When we experienced Step Afrika! we couldn't stay in our seats. The energy, the rhythm, and the speed were infectious. We couldn't wait to get Maine audiences - of all ages - into Merrill for the performance. We had intended for Step Afrika! to be featured live in the 2020-21 season but those plans had to change. While [...]

By | February 19th, 2021|Categories: Our Stories, Seeking Resonance|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Program Notes for KENNEDY CENTER ARTS CROSS AMERICA by Marcia Minter & Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends, Indigo Arts Alliance and Portland Ovations are delighted to share with you Sacred Resonance, a program of new performance by Maine-based artists conceived as part of Indigo and Ovations’ ongoing partnership. Sacred Resonance is a collection of visual, spiritual, and emotional journeys led by Maine based artists Firefly, Maya Williams and Atiim Chenzira. [...]

By | November 30th, 2020|Categories: From Aimee, Seeking Resonance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Program Notes for FLEX AVE. by Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends,    It’s January 10, 2015 and I’m headed uptown to New York City’s hallowed hall, the Park Avenue Armory. I remember it was a bright winter day and the walk from Midtown to the Upper East Side was glorious. Going to the Armory, an 1880’s Gothic-Revival grand space, is always an experience, but today promises to [...]

By | November 10th, 2020|Categories: From Aimee, Seeking Resonance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Resonates With You? Program Notes for “Welcome Home by Aimée M. Petrin

Dear Friends, Portland Ovations started the Seeking Resonance series in 2016 as an exploration and celebration of performance inspired by religious and spiritual life. Over time, the series evolved to embrace a larger desire to find and make meaningful connections. To resonate. Today, Seeking Resonance is about our deep need to find “home”: a space [...]

By | September 15th, 2020|Categories: From Aimee, Seeking Resonance|Tags: , , |0 Comments