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May
19
Thu
Partners for World Health: Blue Wrap Project Runway 2022 at Merrill Auditorium @ Merrill Auditorium
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Partners for World Health: Blue Wrap Project Runway 2022 at Merrill Auditorium @ Merrill Auditorium | Portland | Maine | United States

Please Note: MASKS ARE CURRENTLY REQUIRED for all events at Merrill Auditorium effective 5/6. Mask policy will be reviewed weekly and updates will be posted on Fridays. Please make sure to check for updates before your event.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test are NO LONGER required for this event.
For more information, click here to visit our COVID-19 Info Page. Entry requirements and venue protocols are subject to change.

Seating assignments and safety protocols are subject to change in accordance with CDC guidelines. Should social distancing be reinstated or other restrictions change by the time of the performance, PortTIX reserves the right to re-assign seating to meet the requirements of state and local restrictions.

Third Bass w/ Mr. Henderson at CITRUS Portland @ CITRUS Portland
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – May 20 @ 1:00 am
Third Bass w/ Mr. Henderson at CITRUS Portland @ CITRUS Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

A monthly party that focuses on deep dub and bass styles of music! This party will happen every Third Thursday of the month. Expect multiple DJ’s each Third Bass with your host Mr. Henderson.

May
20
Fri
West African Dance of Guinea: Beginning Foundations & Choreography Class at Mayo Street Arts @ Mayo Street Arts
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
West African Dance of Guinea: Beginning Foundations & Choreography Class at Mayo Street Arts @ Mayo Street Arts | Portland | Maine | United States

All levels are welcome and all bodies belong here. Explore the heart and hip opening movements of Guinean traditional dance while honoring the source and original teachers of the form. Students will learn the foundation and feeling of the movements as well as cultural and historical context while sharing in the joy of the enlivening rhythms of Guinea.

Full Series Passes & Class Bundles: Purchase of a full series pass guarantees you a space in each class during the series. This option is recommended due to potential COVID capacity restrictions. A minimum number of Full Series registrants are required in order to run the series and registration is open from now until the registration deadline on March 4. After that date, Class Bundles and Drop-in options will become available as long as the minimum requirement has been met.

Registration Deadline for Full Series Passes: March 4

Full Series Pass & Class Bundles are valid for the duration of a single series (Autumn, Winter, Spring, or Summer) with no rollover credits.

Class Limit: 15 students, with priority given to full series pass and class bundle holders.

Drop-ins: Limited to 5 per class, due to capacity restrictions.

Arrival Time: Doors open 15 minutes before class begins; series pass and class bundle holders will be admitted at that time; drop-ins will be admitted 5 minutes before class begins, pending space availability.

If you plan to drop in at the door, you may call Mayo Street Arts beginning 45 minutes prior to class to check availability (207) 879-4629.


ABOUT GUINEAN DANCE

Dance and drumming are a rich part of the culture and community in Guinea. There are rhythms and dances to accompany all manner of life’s passages and natural cycles including births, weddings, coming of age ceremonies, the planting, and harvesting of crops, full moons, and celebrations of all kinds.

ARTIST BIO

Marita Kennedy-Castro (she/her) is a dance educator, embodied movement artist, and intercultural bridge-builder. She is the co-director and choreographer of New Moon Ensemble and founder of Embody the Rhythm. She was born in the Wabanaki Confederacy territory we call Maine under colonization.

Marita shares from a lifetime of dance and movement exploration and training, and over 23 years of study with master dancers of Guinea, West Africa. She received the encouragement and blessing to teach Guinean traditional dance from world-renowned dance artist and cultural ambassador, Youssouf Koumbassa.

Marita is passionate about contributing to cultural preservation, building intercultural community, and illuminating avenues to healing through movement as medicine. She completed her thesis in Dance & Performance Art for Healing & Social Change at Goddard College.

Last Minute Zach’s Monthly Residency at CITRUS Portland @ CITRUS Portland
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – May 21 @ 1:00 am
Last Minute Zach’s Monthly Residency at CITRUS Portland @ CITRUS Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

A veteran behind the decks with more than a decade of experience, Last Minute Zach has some deep cuts that will keep you on the dance floor.

Last Minute Zach is thrilled and inspired to announce he will be taking over every third Friday of the month at Citrus. His monthly residency will be his curation of music inspired by throw back classics of the past. He continues to play the funky disco beats that he is known for with an added twist of playing open genres. Including: disco, house, funk, hip hop, and beyond. He also invites some of his favorite local DJ’s to join him on the decks!

May
21
Sat
Kreitzman at CITRUS Portland @ CITRUS Portland
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – May 22 @ 9:00 pm
Kreitzman at CITRUS Portland @ CITRUS Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

They call him Kreitzman. An up-and-coming House DJ born and raised in the great state of Maine. He’s had a healthy obsession with electronic music, since 2008, when he accidentally stumbled into a techno tent at a music festival. Since then, he’s mixed up (and danced to) many different genres, but House Music is where his passion truly lies. He enjoys mixing everything from Tech House to Future House, and you’ll catch him dancing behind the decks.

May
27
Fri
West African Dance of Guinea: Beginning Foundations & Choreography Class at Mayo Street Arts @ Mayo Street Arts
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
West African Dance of Guinea: Beginning Foundations & Choreography Class at Mayo Street Arts @ Mayo Street Arts | Portland | Maine | United States

All levels are welcome and all bodies belong here. Explore the heart and hip opening movements of Guinean traditional dance while honoring the source and original teachers of the form. Students will learn the foundation and feeling of the movements as well as cultural and historical context while sharing in the joy of the enlivening rhythms of Guinea.

Full Series Passes & Class Bundles: Purchase of a full series pass guarantees you a space in each class during the series. This option is recommended due to potential COVID capacity restrictions. A minimum number of Full Series registrants are required in order to run the series and registration is open from now until the registration deadline on March 4. After that date, Class Bundles and Drop-in options will become available as long as the minimum requirement has been met.

Registration Deadline for Full Series Passes: March 4

Full Series Pass & Class Bundles are valid for the duration of a single series (Autumn, Winter, Spring, or Summer) with no rollover credits.

Class Limit: 15 students, with priority given to full series pass and class bundle holders.

Drop-ins: Limited to 5 per class, due to capacity restrictions.

Arrival Time: Doors open 15 minutes before class begins; series pass and class bundle holders will be admitted at that time; drop-ins will be admitted 5 minutes before class begins, pending space availability.

If you plan to drop in at the door, you may call Mayo Street Arts beginning 45 minutes prior to class to check availability (207) 879-4629.


ABOUT GUINEAN DANCE

Dance and drumming are a rich part of the culture and community in Guinea. There are rhythms and dances to accompany all manner of life’s passages and natural cycles including births, weddings, coming of age ceremonies, the planting, and harvesting of crops, full moons, and celebrations of all kinds.

ARTIST BIO

Marita Kennedy-Castro (she/her) is a dance educator, embodied movement artist, and intercultural bridge-builder. She is the co-director and choreographer of New Moon Ensemble and founder of Embody the Rhythm. She was born in the Wabanaki Confederacy territory we call Maine under colonization.

Marita shares from a lifetime of dance and movement exploration and training, and over 23 years of study with master dancers of Guinea, West Africa. She received the encouragement and blessing to teach Guinean traditional dance from world-renowned dance artist and cultural ambassador, Youssouf Koumbassa.

Marita is passionate about contributing to cultural preservation, building intercultural community, and illuminating avenues to healing through movement as medicine. She completed her thesis in Dance & Performance Art for Healing & Social Change at Goddard College.

Jun
6
Mon
REWIND w/ Higher Level Movement at Flask Lounge @ Flask Lounge
Jun 6 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 1:00 am
REWIND w/ Higher Level Movement at Flask Lounge @ Flask Lounge | Portland | Maine | United States

A mix of the past and present the 1st Monday of each month.  HLM mixes Reggae, Hip-Hop, R-n-B, Reggaeton, Afro Beats, and Soca. It’s a Monday night not to miss.

Jun
9
Thu
Latin Dance Party Partnering with PM Salsa at Citrus Portland @ Citrus
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 1:00 am
Latin Dance Party Partnering with PM Salsa at Citrus Portland @ Citrus | Portland | Maine | United States

On the second Thursday of every month Citrus presents a Latin Dance Party partnering with PM Salsa! All are welcome to learn Salsa, Bachata and a Latin mix of dance instruction from 8-9pm. The party really kicks off at 9pm with a dance party featuring a mix of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue music.

Jul
4
Mon
REWIND w/ Higher Level Movement at Flask Lounge @ Flask Lounge
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 5 @ 1:00 am
REWIND w/ Higher Level Movement at Flask Lounge @ Flask Lounge | Portland | Maine | United States

A mix of the past and present the 1st Monday of each month.  HLM mixes Reggae, Hip-Hop, R-n-B, Reggaeton, Afro Beats, and Soca. It’s a Monday night not to miss.

Aug
1
Mon
REWIND w/ Higher Level Movement at Flask Lounge @ Flask Lounge
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 1:00 am
REWIND w/ Higher Level Movement at Flask Lounge @ Flask Lounge | Portland | Maine | United States

A mix of the past and present the 1st Monday of each month.  HLM mixes Reggae, Hip-Hop, R-n-B, Reggaeton, Afro Beats, and Soca. It’s a Monday night not to miss.