Provincetown Dance Festival expands to 2 weekends of ballet+ outdoors

PROVINCETOWN — The 16th Provincetown Dance Festival, expanding over two weekends for the first time, will include drag ballet by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a contemporary blend of “movement + humanity” and choreography by Donald Byrd and Merce Cunningham.

The festival is set for Aug. 19-20 and 26-27 outdoors on Sam’s Stage at the Edgewood Farm property at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. The four shows will overall involve more than 15 performers representing 10 dance companies from six cities.

The Truro center is co-producing with festival director Adam Miller, in partnership with the Provincetown Theatre, where past festivals have been held.

The outdoor stage had its debut during the 2021 festival. According to organizers, the tickets sold out early last year so they decided to expand to more dates to accommodate more people this year. “We have freedom in terms of scheduling this year, as we don’t have COVID-19 restrictions anymore, plus everyone absolutely loved the outdoor space last year,” Miller says.

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