Celebration Barn Theater will present a fusion of dance, circus, story and music in the form of Molly Gawler’s “Droplet Dance” on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.
Molly Gawler grew up on Buttermilk Hill on a small farm in Maine. She has danced from a young age, studying ballet, modern and improvisational dance, and eventually began working with Pilobolus Dance Theater in 2006. Soon thereafter, she was a part of the Academy Awards “Oscars” of 2007 and began collaboratively creating many theatrical shadow projects. The culmination of that work was her lead role as “the dog girl” in Pilobolus’ “Shadowland,” a full-length show that toured the world.
Gawler’s “Droplet Dance” weaves story and song into colorful threads that connect hearts and bring about awareness of water in our world. She is often joined in performance by her husband, Lao Gillam, and the music is most often created live by traditional folk musicians, including the Gawler Family Band and the Gawler Sisters Trio, with which she plays fiddle, banjo and sings.
Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+), and $8 for kids (17 and under) for general admission; members receive priority seating. The lobby and concessions open at 7 p.m. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended. Celebration Barn Theater is located just off Route #117 at 190 Stock Farm Road in South Paris. For more information or to buy tickets, call 743-8452 or see www.CelebrationBarn.com.