Nantucket Dance Festival
Building on a 15 year history
From 2007-2022, the Dance Festival served as the annual fundraiser for the Nantucket Atheneum. Under the direction of Tyler Angle since 2013, the Festival commissioned 17 new choreographic works, featured 145 dancers and musicians from professional dance companies and music ensembles around the world, and fostered a deeper connection between dance, music, culture, history and education.
Truly widening the breadth and caliber of dance available on the island, the Festival featured works by 48 different choreographers with over 60 different composers and 2 newly commissioned pieces of music. As a true community-focused endeavor, the Festival offered lectures and screenings that provided insights into the works, as well as educational events for children led by Jared Angle. We are grateful to have an inspiring history to build on.
We are excited to be embarking on a new journey to bring dance to Nantucket island. Our fundraising efforts directly support year-round dance as part of Nantucket Dance Theater's annual programming, with classes, residencies and performances that inspire cultural appreciation in young people. Educational workshops and classes will expand how dance is integrated into the community and inspire the next generation.
The festival week for 2023 will include programming that emphasizes diverse styles of dance to bring together professionals and students while creating unexpected collaborations with musicians and visual artists. We thank you for being a part of the festival and our future!
For any inquiries or to support the 2023 Festival, please get in touch.