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Atheneum Dance Festival 2022

Your gifts to the Dance Festival help move our mission forward – thank you. In response to challenging circumstances, all library programming is now being offered online in our 24/7 virtual Atheneum.

We are proud of the work our librarians are doing to continue to ensure that the Nantucket community – both near and far – have access to free programs and services. Your generosity continues to make this possible. Thank you for supporting the Dance Festival and your island library.

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Dance Festival
Public Programs Tentative Schedule

Monday July 18, 5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Atheneum

  • Book discussion, La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern by Lynn Garafola

Tuesday July 19, 5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Atheneum

  • Panel Discussion: Is Dance a Form of Literacy? with Linda Murray and Tyler Angle

Thursday July 21, 4 p.m. in the High School Auditorium

  • Lecture/Demonstration with Tyler Angle, High School Auditorium

Friday July 22, 9 a.m. in the High School Auditorium

  • Youth Master Classes

Friday July 22, 11 a.m. in the High School Auditorium

  • Children’s program

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • *NEW* Private dinner with Tyler Angle
  • 15th Anniversary Gala at Great Harbor Yacht Club after Saturday, July 23 performance
  • *NEW* Artist Meet and Greet Wednesday Evening, July 20 in the Atheneum Garden
  • Seated Dinner in Atheneum Great Hall with dancers on Friday, July 22 Opening night
  • * NEW* Special feature “Behind the Scenes/Dress Rehearsal” following the Lecture/Demonstration on Thursday, July 21
  • Reserved seating at public programs

For more information, contact Lisa Lothian or Jane Tyler

Sponsors and Steering Committee

We are deeply grateful to the following sponsors of the 2021 Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival. As a result of of their leadership and generosity the Nantucket Atheneum is able to provide top quality, free public library services and programs to our island community.


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I’ve worked as a volunteer for the library for 10 years. I have never found a more pleasant, dedicated and professional group of people. The Atheneum and its staff are a treasure for this town.

- Jane Duffy