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Droplet Dance drops into the Midcoast

Feb 17, 2017
Molly Gawler of Monroe, top with the Cyr Wheel, will be joined by, clockwise, Nettie Lu Lane and Lissa Schneckenburger for a Droplet Dance performance in Rockport.

Rockport — Droplet Dance will present a show integrating dance, theater, music and acrobatics Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St.

The Midcoast performance is flanked by one Friday night, Feb. 24, at the Messalonskee Performing Arts Center in Oakland; and Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, at Portland Ballet Studio Theater.

Choreographer Molly Gawler’s Droplet Dance weaves story and song into colorful threads that connect every heart and bring about awareness of water in our world. The Monroe dancer often uses the Cyr Wheel, a circus apparatus, as the vehicle to reflect the natural movement of spirals and gravity imbued with the spirit of water.

Joining Gawler on the opera house stage will be Nettie Lu Lane, a Circus Smirkus artist-in-residence clown based in Brattleboro, Vt. Lane will share stories of water. Fueling the movement — which will include dancing on roller skates — will be live music by fiddler and folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger of Vermont.

General admission tickets, available via, are $22; $12 for children age 6 to 11 and free for those younger.

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