Performing is our Heart and Soul



6PM, 7PM, 8PM


5PM + 6PM

Entry by donation, reserve your seat HERE!

All performances are just 30 minutes long, and will be held at 17 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT (formerly Headroom Stages).

The Brattleboro School of Dance and The Brattleboro Music Center have joined forces to present “Cave of Dreams”, an evening of storytelling, poetry, dance, and live traditional music. Musical director Rachel Clemente, renowned harpist and composer, has compiled a stellar crew of local musicians including Keith Murphy, McKinley James, and Dan Houghton, who will be accompanying original choreography featuring local dancers. Shows are August 5th and 6th at 17 Elliot Street (the old Headroom Stages space). Cave of Dreams is a multidimensional show inspired by a fairy tale of the same name written by BSD faculty Holly Johnson. In addition to the melodic and rhythmic music of Ms. Clemente, the performance contains original choreography by BSD faculty and alumnae, including Alison Mott, Emily Sweeny, Rachel Hebert, Holly Johnson, and Bridget Struthers. It portrays the story of a community that endures hardship and recovers through engaging their imagination, wisdom and most importantly, connection with others. Highlights include a bright piece danced by children and teens entitled “Through a Shared Rhythm” where Clemente’s Irish percussive tune meets the inspiring choreography of Ms. Struthers. The four remaining pieces of music and choreography each depict an image from the fairy tale, expressing the joy of rejoining one’s friends and family after a dark time of separation, and the sacredness of creating together. Performances are just 30 minutes long, to be held Thursday, August 5th at 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm, and Friday August 6th at 5:00pm, and 6:00pm, and will be part of The Gallery Walk events. Come and enjoy an evening of music, dance, and story, by donation only, with light refreshments available. Proceeds go towards the scholarship funds of BSD and BMC.

17 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (formerly Headroom Stages)

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