Alvin Ailey dances back onto the Merrill stage. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has been declared A company of dancers boasting a “nonchalant virtuosity” that “routinely sends its audience into the rapture zone” (The Washington Post). AAADT’s diverse, dynamic and timeless repertory evokes a broad range of human emotion and experience: you don’t just see an… Read more »
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Alexi Kenney graces the Merrill stage this year.
Alexi Kenney is joined by Renana Gutman for a night to remember The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney is hailed as “a talent to watch” by The New York Times, which also noted his “architect’s eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from the achingly fragile to full-bodied… Read more »
Come fly with Air Play at Merrill
Circus and Science collide with Air Play Air Play reveals the adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Circus and science collide as fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy… Read more »
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo will dance into your hearts!
Enjoy ballet like you’ve never seen it before, with Les Ballets Trockadero duo Monte Carlo Drag meets dance when “the Trocks” take the stage. For over 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have turned the dance world on its head with their (mostly) faithful renditions of classical ballet repertoire. “A company of men who dance on pointe… Read more »
Dreamers’ Circus is a dream come true
Dreamers’ Circus plays folk music on a whole new level. A chance jam session at a 2009 folk festival in Copenhagen led to the creation of the adventurous and talented Dreamers’ Circus. Featuring Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violinist for the Danish String Quartet (a frequent collaborator), along with Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, and Ale Carr… Read more »
Niyaz’s next stop is Portland, Maine!
Don’t miss the electric-acoustic sounds of Niyaz. Captivating and ethereal, Niyaz takes folkloric sounds and poetry from their native Iran and modernizes them through contemporary technologies and ideas to create a 21st century global trance tradition that is hypnotic and ecstatic. Led by frontwoman Azam Ali’s “rich and precise voice” (NPR Music), Niyaz’s masterful blend of… Read more »
Check out 600 Highwaymen this year at Merrill
600 Highwaymen: “The Fever” is a show this is NOT to be missed. 600 Highwaymen makes performances that offer a new way of seeing. Exploring a radical approach to making live art, the company constructs events that create intimacy among a group of strangers. Their latest work, The Fever tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility, and… Read more »
Come have fun with Ranky Tanky
Ranky Tanky will have you dancing in the aisles From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, “Ranky Tanky proves that the right musicians can make the past new all over again” (NPR). Trumpeter Charlton Singleton, guitarist Clay Ross, bassist Kevin Hamilton, drummer Quentin Baxter, and vocalist Quiana Parler mix… Read more »
The hills are alive with The Sound of Music
Come hear The Sound of Music at Merrill. A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to Merrill Auditorium. The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song…. Read more »
The Dover Quartet is coming to Portland, Maine
The Dover Quartet takes the classical music world by storm! The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, where they were lauded for their “exceptional level of maturity, poise and artistry.” Other achievements quickly amassed in their “practically meteoric” ascent, include winning the Cleveland Quartet Award as well as the coveted… Read more »