Arts, Crafts, Dance, Theatre & Live Music
In Historic Norway, Maine
2018 Schedule of Events
All events at the Festival are FREE
and take place on or near Norway’s historic downtown.
DANCE & PERFORMANCE ART
Nevaeh Dance Circus – 11:30am & 3:30pm (Dance Stage)
Nevaeh Dance Circus is an innovative, creative, and talented group of movement artists from western Maine. Their modern form of dance theater incorporates a variety of different dance styles, and forms circus arts. Nevaeh Dance Circus produces it's own popular themed shows annually, with original choreography.
Droplet Dance – 1:30pm (Dance Stage)
Molly Gawler finds great joy in dancing. She studied ballet with Andrei Bossov in Pittsfield, Maine and furthered her dance training with contemporary and modern at SUNY Purchase in NY. She toured the world with Pilobolus Dance Theater and starred in the lead role of the 'dog-girl' in the show Shadowland. Curiosity of other movement led her to study circus at New England Center for Circus Arts where she learned Cyr Wheel, Aerial Arts and acrobatics. Molly came full circle, back home to Maine where she started Droplet Dance and choreographs solo work. Currently she lives in Monroe, Maine with her husband Lao, baby Caspian and dog Cady.
Veeva Banga – 2:30pm (Dance Stage)
Veeva was born in central Africa. She started dancing at Mayo Street Arts when she was in 8th grade. Through Mayo Street Arts she received the opportunity to audition for Portland Youth Dance(A Portland dance group). She then went on to be a part of Sudo, a south Sudanese dance group led by high school students looking to bring awareness to the Country. Currently she works as an African dance instructor at Mayo Street Arts and performs as a soloist.
Mayo Street Arts is a community arts and performance venue in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, Maine. Located next to Kennedy Park, a public housing development and close to many other public housing areas, it is known for its Children's Puppet Workshop, which incorporates Portland's professional artist community and many children of immigrant families which focuses on puppetry and story-telling. Mayo Street Arts partners with a number of local organizations, including the East Bayside Neighborhood Association, Learning Works and the Maine College of Art, and is funded in part by the Brook Family Foundation.
Steve Corning – 4:30pm (Dance Stage)
Steve Corning began performing professionally at age 17 and has since brought his unique brand of variety arts and off-beat comedy to theaters and resorts across the country, and even internationally on Disney Cruise Line. Steve presents a variety show of ultimate proportions, featuring fast-paced juggling routines, mind-blowing escape artistry, comedy magic, contortion, balancing, LED light manipulation, and nearly endless amazing stunts, all mixed with a hearty dose of off-the-cuff comedy. If you're looking for non-stop entertainment and laughs for the whole family, this show has it all!
Gypsy Rose Tribe – 5:30pm (Dance Stage)
Led by tribal fusion belly dance performer and instructor Tegan Rose, Gypsy Rose Tribe provides audiences with a performance beautifully balanced in strength and grace.
Please email or call Jonathan Leavitt,
Festival Director at (207) 713-1515
Norway Arts Festival, PO Box 103, Norway, Maine 04268
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