Rockport – Robyn Goulette and Saving Grace Dance Ensemble will present their collaborative dance concert ARTFULNESS – An Evening of Inspiring Dance on Thursday, July 29th on the outdoor stage at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts. The performance begins at 7 pm and features the work of eight local professional and pre-professional dance companies.
The concert promises a wide variety of contemporary, ballet, and jazz dances from talented local artists. Featured dance companies include Allegro Dance Academy, Forty Steps Dance, Alinea Dance Company, New England School of Dance, North Atlantic Dance Theatre, NSquared Dance Company, solo artist Peyton Colegrove, Saving Grace Dance Ensemble, and Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet.
Saving Grace Dance Ensemble’s mission is to present spiritually uplifting performing arts events and opportunities for dancers to be part of something special, keeping art alive and dancers dancing!
Tickets are $32 and can be purchased online by visiting: windhover.org/performances, at the Gloucester Stage Ticketing site or by calling the box office at 978-281-4433. For information about Covid safety protocols, visit gloucesterstage.com/keeping-you-safe.
For more than 50 years. Windhover has served the community as a place to learn, perform, and share the beauty of dance and the related arts in a natural setting.
In 1967, Herbert and Ina Hahn purchased the last farm in Pigeon Cove, a small village by the sea two miles north of Rockport. The farm, on 5 acres of land, included the main house, cow barn, stables, slaughterhouse, various outbuildings, and pasture land.
In less than a year, Herb Hahn single-handedly converted the barn into a dance studio, the stable into a library, sheds and out-buildings into dormitories and he renovated the main house to function as a dining-kitchen complex. The performing arts camp for teenage girls opened in the summer of 1968 and during its seventeen years was filled to capacity with students from the USA, Canada, and Mexico. During that period new buildings were added including a chapel/theater, a second dance studio, an outdoor stage for dance and theater performances, and a dining hall and kitchen in the main barn.
Windhover turned into a 501©3 non-profit organization in 1983 that offers dance classes, a teen dance intensive, residencies, and performances in all of the performing arts to the Cape Ann Community and beyond. The founders’ daughter Lisa Hahn is the current Executive Director.