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  • Madrona MindBody Institute 310 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA 98368 USA (map)
Saintly Passion, photograph of Bill Evans, Don Halquist and Jolene Bailee by Kevin Colton (2).jpg


Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7 -7:45 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm

Suggested Donation at the Door: $5 or $10 (cash or check)

You are invited to watch Bill Evans and dancers participating in a repertory/performance workshop!

In this informal showing, you will see:

·      Bill Evans’ solo THREE PRELUDES, to music by George Gershwin

·      Bill Evans and Don Halquist in a work in progress, SAINTY PASSION, to music by J.S. Bach

·      Ella Becker, Lauren Ehnebuske, Lisa Flores, Don Halquist, Heather Hamilton, Anna Hansen, Camille Hildebrant, Rae Kala, Hanna Lose-Frahn, Lily O’Shea and Shaon Yeh in a rehearsal of Bill Evans’ COLONY, to music by Inlakesh

·      Ward Serrill in a work in progress to poetry by T.S. Eliot


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Bill Evans has a long-established international reputation as a modern dance and rhythm tap dance choreographer, performer, company director and educator. He is perhaps best known as the creator of a Laban/Bartenieff-based dance technique that is disseminated in annual summer institutes and taught throughout North America. He moved to Providence, Rhode Island in August 2014, when his husband, Don Halquist, became dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at Rhode Island College. Since that time, Evans has presented his choreography and performance at AS220 and RIC, and he has choreographed for Fusionworks Dance, Newport’s Island Moving Company, and the dance companies of Rhode Island College and Providence College. He was awarded the RISCA Choreography Fellowship in 2016. His first appearances at Brown University took place in 1980, when the Seattle-based Bill Evans Dance Company fulfilled a month-long Rhode Island residency under the auspices of RISCA and the National Endowment for the Arts’ Dance Touring Program. Evans and Halquist moved permanently to Port Townsend in September 2018.

For a complete biography and information on his teaching and performance schedule and availability, visit: BILLEVANSDANCE.ORG

“Evans’ solo concert at the Rose Wagner was completely captivating. The dancer was, by turns, nostalgic, frenetic, smooth, effervescent, hilarious, and always, always an outstanding performer. What a memorable night for those fortunate enough to have been there. Tap is exciting and exacting and Evans is a master dancer and choreographer of both it and of modern dance.” — Utah Arts Magazine

“Will the real Bill Evans please stand? This amazing dancer-choreographer seems to have more disguises than Sherlock Holmes, all wondrously credible and diverting. There was no question…about the abundance of his talent.” —The Washington Post