Photos from Summer 2018

Salem Arts Fest 2018
Salem Arts Fest 2018
Salem Arts Fest 2018
Salem Arts Fest 2018
Salem Arts Fest 2018
Salem Arts Fest 2018
Fundraiser at Nahant Golf Club
Fundraiser at Nahant Golf Club
Fundraiser at Nahant Golf Club
Fundraiser at Nahant Golf Club
Fundraiser at Nahant Golf Club
Fundraiser at Nahant Golf Club
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
Flax Pond performance, Lynn, MA
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Forty Steps Dance finished their 25th Anniversary season with several summer performances. Photos here are from the Salem Arts Festival, June 2018 (photos: Lynn Turner), Fundraiser and Golf Outing at Nahant Golf Club in June 2018 (photos: Erin Pelikhov), and a community performance at Flax Pond, Lynn, MA, July 2018 (photos: Lynn Turner).

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Free Performance at Flax Pond, Lynn

Community Performance
at Flax Pond Park

Saturday, July 28, 2018
at 5 p.m.
(Rain date July 29 at 5 p.m.)

FREE performance by
Nahant’s modern dance company

at Flax Pond, Chestnut Street, Lynn, MA
Directions

Check our Facebook page for weather updates

This performance will include free form dance through the park using its many natural landscape features. There will be site-specific choreography as well as excerpts from repertory and a preview of new works to come. There is also an interactive segment planned where dancers will invite the audience to join in!

More info at facebook.com/FortyStepsDance

This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council,
a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency,
and in part by the Nahant Preservation Trust.

Community Performance at Flax Pond Park, Lynn

Saturday, July 28, 2018
at 5 p.m.
(Rain date July 29 5 p.m.)

FREE performance by
Nahant’s modern dance company, Forty Steps Dance

at Flax Pond, Chestnut Street, Lynn, MA
Directions

Check our Facebook page for weather updates

Bring a chair and see new works in this free performance!

This performance will include free form dance through the park using its many natural landscape features. There will be site-specific choreography as well as excerpts from repertory and a preview of new works to come. There is also an interactive segment planned where dancers will invite the audience to join in!

More info at facebook.com/FortyStepsDance

This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and in part by the Nahant Preservation Trust.

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Performance at Salem Arts Festival

10th Anniversary Salem Arts Festival

Sunday June 3 at 2:30 pm

DERBY SQUARE/OLD TOWN HALL

Derby Square, Old Town Hall, Artists’ Row – Salem MA.

Forty Steps Dance will be performing at the Salem Arts Festival 10-year celebration! For three days each June, this FREE family-friendly festival transforms downtown Salem, MA, into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. Looking towards its 10th year, the festival boasts attendance numbers in the thousands and celebrates all the arts: painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, culinary, and more!

More information: http://salemartsfestival.com/2018-events/

Photos from 2018 Spring Concert

The 2018 Annual Spring Concert and 25th Anniversary Celebration, held March 2018 at Nahant Town Hall, featured new and old works: Trees (2018), Fragile (2002 & 2011), Images (2017), Accord (1992), Serve It Up (1991) and excerpts from Creatures (2016). Photos: Igor Burlak

Trees (2018)

Fragile (2002 & 2011)

Images (2017)

Accord (1992)

Excerpts from Creatures (2016)

Serve It Up (1991)

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Creatures Workshop

“Plains” section of “Creatures” suite, March 2014 at Nahant Town Hall. Photo: Miguel Vargas

Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
at Nahant Community Center
41 Valley Road, Nahant, MA 01908

In a one-of-a-kind experience, this unique workshop encourages participants to interpret and identify their own artistic portrayal of animals, and blend it with choreographed dance excerpts as well as improvised movement.  Learn from choreographer Sallee Slagle and the dancers of Forty Steps Dance while exploring the movement of “Creatures.” All workshop students will be involved in a closing event when we present the fully edited video of Sallee Slagle’s choreographic master work “Creatures” which was filmed at LynnArts theater. This unique workshop is for adults and children ages 8+.

ArtWeekAdmission:

Children (age 8-17): $15
Adults (age 18+): $20
Family (up to 4 participants; includes parents and their children): $30

Tickets available here!

This workshop is a part of ArtWeek, presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center.

Lynn Joins the Artweek Festival; “Creatures Workshop” comes to Nahant

Excerpt from The Daily Item, Lynn, MA and itemlive.com, by Bill Brotherton,

LYNN – ArtWeek, a 10-day festival that celebrates culture, creativity and the uniqueness of Massachusetts communities, will take place statewide April 27-May 6.

For the first time, the city of Lynn has been invited to participate. Marblehead, Nahant and Salem also will take part.

NAHANT

“Creatures Workshop,” May 6, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
$15 ages 8+| $20 adults | $30 family of 4

This unique workshop encourages participants to interpret and identify their own artistic portrayal of animals, and blend it with choreographed dance excerpts as well as improvised movement.  Learn from choreographer Sallee Slagle and the dancers of Forty Steps Dance while exploring the movement of “Creatures.” The edited video of Slagle’s choreographic masterwork “Creatures,” which was filmed at LynnArts theater, will also be shown. This workshop at Nahant Community Center, 41 Valley Road, is for adults and children age 8 and older.

Workshop/Screening Tickets available here

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April Fundraiser at Tides

Come Support Forty Steps Dance by dining at Tides Restaurant

Monday, April 30, 2018
6:00-9:00 pm

Tides Restaurant will donate 10% of sales on this night to Forty Steps Dance. Dine-in, take out and drinks included. Make it a night out with friends or family, or grab something to go, and support your local dance company!

At Tides Restaurant & Pub
Nahant Beach
2B Wilson Road, Nahant, MA
www.tidesnahant.com

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Fundraiser Gala & Golf Outing

Trees. photo: Robin Lippay
“Trees,” Red Rock Park, Lynn, MA, July 2017. Photo: Robin Lippay

Join us for our Fundraiser and Golf Outing at Nahant Golf Club, with pop-up performances and a silent auction:

Two events in one: come just for Dinner or join us for Golf as well!

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Tee off at 3 p.m.
Cocktails & Dinner Buffet at 5 p.m.
Tickets below!

at NAHANT GOLF CLUB
1 Willow Road, Nahant, MA

If you have never golfed before, now is your chance to try! A limited number of clubs will be available on loan from Nahant Golf Club but must be reserved in advance by emailing sallee@fortystepsdance.org.

Not interested in Golfing? Join us for Cocktails, Dinner and more pop-up performances at Nahant Golf Club’s Seasons Restaurant at 5 p.m. Please consider donating toward the golf portion of the event by Sponsoring a Golfer below.

9-hole Golf + Dinner & Cocktails: $75
Dinner & Cocktails Only: $45

Sponsor a Golfer, Attend Dinner: $70
Sponsor (Not Attending): $40 

Or choose your own amount to Donate: