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May 04

Riley Watts & Heather Stewart – Commissioned Maine Artist Virtual Preview Virtual Event | Online 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This event will be captioned and interpreted.

FREE – Join Portland Ovations for five weeks, April 27 – May 25, 2021 each Tuesday at 4pm, as we host an exciting series continuing our program of commissioning Maine artists. “First Looks” is comprised of five virtual, 60-minute, work-in-progress performances and discussions with the commissioned artists. Each week you will have a chance to experience an excerpt of one of these five new performances in development and be in conversation with the artists. Register one time for FREE and attend as many First Looks as you like.

Riley’s & Heather’s Project
Hour Wolf (working title) is a collaborative project between dance artist Riley Watts and choreographer Heather Stewart/little house dance. Hour Wolf is a full length solo contemporary dance performance which explores mental illness and the physical mind. This work features music that was arranged by French composer Marc Bartissol, aka dull, shortly before his suicide in 2019. Hour Wolf is dedicated to Marc.

About Riley Watts & Heather Stewart
Riley Watts is a Bangor-born dance artist based in South Portland, Maine. Riley received a BFA from The Juilliard School in 2007 and has since traveled the world extensively to teach and perform. His work is rooted in observing consciousness through motion, and is created using choreographic improvisation, video and digital media, sculpture, music and live installations.
Heather Stewart is a Canadian choreographer and founder of little house dance, a professional dance company based in Portland, Maine. Heather studied choreography at the London Contemporary Dance School and since 2012 has shown dance work in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany and Spain.

Full First Look Schedule
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 4PM EST – Samuel James, Music
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 4 PM EST – Riley Watts & Heather Stewart, Contemporary Dance
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 4PM EST – dee Clarke, Playwright
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 4PM EST – Kerem Durdag & Andy Happel, Musical Theater
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 4PM EST – Abbe Museum, Native Stories