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Welcome to the Southern Vermont Dance Festival!  Takes place July 14th - July 17th with 100 classes, 3 Gala performances, Informal performances, Dozens of Community Events, Meet and Greets and Receptions and Dinner at Rudyard Kiplings house and much more.  Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite and have access to your own Vermont Dance Adventure.
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Billbob Brown

Performing Arts Academy of Hong Kong
Department Chair
Billbob Brown, most recently the Chair of the Dance Department at the Performing Arts Academy of Hong Kong and formerly the director of the Dance Department at Umass Amherst. He received his BFA from Arizona State University and MFA in Dance History and Criticism from the University of New Mexico. Billbob was the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Desert Dance Theatre in Phoenix, AZ - now in its 31st year - with whom he continues to perform and set work. He has created and directed shows at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and choreographed and performed in TV work and commercials for the Chicago Cubs, Molson Canadian Beer, Disney Studios, and ABCTV, several of which have received national advertising awards. He has toured nationally with the Bill Evans Dance Company, and, in Albuquerque, was director of Buen Viaje Dancers, a group of people with disabilities. His Emmy Award-winning video, Opening Doors, with Buen Viaje, continues to be seen on PBS stations across the country. Billbob has taught and performed in Thailand, Japan, England, Switzerland, Mexico and throughout the United States. He presently directs Chaos Theory Dance, a science-and-video-based dance company which has performed at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Harvard University, Roger Williams University and SUNY Potsdam, and all across the country.

Chaos Theory Dance, directed by Billbob Brown, director of the Dance Program at UMass Amherst, consists of Ann Sorvino, Meg Van Dyck, Christie Clovis, and Brown. Chaos Theory takes it name from the science of complexity, which finds meaningful patterns in apparently unpredictable systems, such as weather, clouds, traffic, and social groups. Chaos Theory Dance finds the balance between highly ordered movement, and moments that go as wildly out of control as possible, creating powerful and breathtakingly beautiful theater. Be prepared to laugh till your sides hurt, while oohing and aahing over brilliant partnering work, and movement that borrows from all genres, from modern dance to jazz, tap, ballroom, and boxing!

Founded in 1999, Chaos Theory Dance has performed its stunning concerts of dance, video, comedy, and technical virtuosity to enthralled audiences everywhere. The company has performed in various guises at Harvard University, SUNY Potsdam, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Hampshire College, Roger Williams University, UMass Amherst, Thornes Market in Northampton, Plymouth State University, Putney Vermont, Colby-Sawyer College, Bush Hall in London, England, the Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona, among other places. Chaos Theory Dance is an experience of superquick movements performed in perfect unison or in counterpoint, set against video backdrops of colorful fractals and whirling planets. Dancers take to the stars in one moment, and have you roaring in the aisles with vocal or visual comedy the next. The company itself is a collection of professional artists who are each choreographers in their own rights, each with a unique voice and vision of power and grace that they bring to the stage.