Arts briefs

Dance performance

The Bainbridge Dance Center’s 41st Annual Student Performance will take place at the high school theater June 22-25.

It’s their first-in-theater performance since June of 2019, due to COVID-19.

Wednesday through Friday performances are at 5 p.m., with the Saturday show at 2 p.m.

Admission is $25, $20 for students and seniors.

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The performances will feature students ages 4 to adult in ballet, modern, tap, aerial, flamenco, student composition and contemporary. The Advanced Ballet Program will perform The Firebird, which was first performed by the Ballet Russes in 1910 at the Opéra de Paris with music by Igor Stravinsky.

Founded in 1981, Bainbridge Dance Center is dedicated to providing high-quality dance education focused on cultivating curiosity, generosity and professionalism. It provides students with a high level of technical training as well as the development of a healthy sense of self-esteem, a joy for learning, a respect for others, and a broad basis for a lifetime of art appreciation and participation, said Christiana Axelson, director.

Shakespeare returns

Bainbridge Performing Arts brings Shakespeare back to the Bloedel Reserve with “The Comedy of Errors” June 16 through July 3.

The shows Thursdays through Sundays are at 7 p.m.

This year, audiences will be treated to a new setting. The stage has meandered from the sheep meadow to the sprawling lawn of the residence itself with actors making use of the beautiful home as part of the set of this hilarious farce.

One of Shakespeare’s early plays, “The Comedy of Errors” is his shortest and most farcical comedy, with a major part of the humor coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and wordplay. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antiphonus searches for his long-lost identical brother, Antiphonus, while his servant, Dromio, searches for his long-lost identical brother, Dromio. The other set of twins lives in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of incidents of mistaken identity.

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Friendship art

“A Collaboration of Friendship in Art” is being presented through July 31 from 4-9 p.m. at The Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island.

The exhibit, done by “The Rockettes Seven,” will have a public reception June 26 from 3-6 p.m.

During the first year of COVID summer, some painters were fortunate enough to meet outdoors on occasion with Plein Air Washington Artists. When the weather changed, seven of women found camaraderie via weekly Zoom sessions during the quarantine. Since then, they have had collaborative paint outs and shows.

The Rockettes are: Daina Benjamin, Nora Masters, Gigi Godfrey, Fatima Young, Tannis Moore, Wendy Armstrong and Joanne Onorato.

Painting by Fatima Young. Courtesy image.