Studio for the Dance Arts

Serving Southern Maine and the New Hampshire Seacoast

The Dance Annex

Audrey Eastman

Angela Grassie

Emily Lutts

​Elyssa Moyer

Nathan Moyer

​Emily Pleadwell

​Olivia Robbins

Ian Rodgers

​Naomi Sawyer

​Meghan McCoy Seedner

Janelle Abbott Staley

Adam Tardif

Rhianwen Watkins​​

Annex Contemporary Dance Company, the Seacoast’s premiere professional dance troupe, returns to the STAR Theatre in Kittery this month with An Evening of Dance, Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 at 7pm. This exciting program will include a collection of new and repertory works by the company’s Artistic Director Julie Hebb and guest choreographer Meghan McCoy Seedner, two premieres, and a special presentation by Dance Annex Summer Intensive students. 

Hebb, a former principal dancer with New York City’s Rebecca Kelly Ballet, utilizes her vast experience in contemporary ballet and modern dance forms to explore themes of interaction, harmony and discord in her choreography, as well as the dancers’ relationship to one another and to diverse musical scores. Her newest work, set to an electronic soundscape, explores themes of division and empathy, investigating how it feels to walk in someone else’s shoes. Pathways is a collection of sweeping solos and interconnected groupings that explore how divergent roads can meet and deviate, and often lead to the unexpected. Crazy, a playful quintet, is set to and inspired by the songs of Patsy Cline. In Two Cellos, thoughtful duets and quartets connect and respond to the emotional resonance captured in the music of composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière. 

Completing this special program is the premiere of Zephyr, a new original work by choreographer and long-time company member, Meghan McCoy Seedner. This exciting and innovative contemporary ballet reflects the transition of the seasons. Also performing are Dance Annex students participating in the studio’s Summer Intensive.

Founded in 2015, Annex Contemporary Dance Company (ACDC) is the resident professional dance company of The Dance Annex Studio in York, Maine. The company proudly engages the finest movement artists in the Seacoast area, and aims to bring impactful, professional dance presentations to local audiences, building community through education and outreach. In addition to evening-length productions and touring engagements throughout New England, ACDC performs in The Dance Annex’s annual production of The Nutcracker, which, now in its eighth season, has become a Seacoast holiday tradition. The company also collaborates with many local and visiting artists and musicians from New England, New York City, and beyond. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience live professional dance in this intimate theatrical setting. Join Annex Contemporary Dance Company in An Evening of Dance at the STAR Theatre, July 26 & 27.

Tickets are $25, General Admission, and are available for purchase online here. More information about the company can be found here.

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An Evening of Dance ​ at THE STAR THEATRE

​July 26 & July 27 at 7pm