Community Events

Tuesday June 12thSecret of the Waterfall
Film Screening and Discussion
Chilmark Public Library, 3:00 - 5:00pm

 Still from Secret of the Waterfall by Douglas Dunn and Charlie Atlas

Still from Secret of the Waterfall by Douglas Dunn and Charlie Atlas

Secret of the Waterfall (1983). 35 years after it was filmed on location in Martha's Vineyard, Secrets of the Waterfall, created by Douglas Dunn and video artist Charlie Atlas, will be presented in a rare screening at the Chilmark Public Library. Anne Waldman, Reed Bye, and the 1983 Douglas Dunn dancers are all featured in this dance film. Join us for a post-show discussion with choreographer Douglas Dunn after the film! Secrets of the Waterfall was originally commissioned and produced by WGBH Boston, and is brought to you today in collaboration between the Chilmark Public Library and The Yard. 

Saturday June 16 - Love, Laughter, and Literature
A H.O.W. Jr. Pride event
The Yard Nanon Theater and Barn Studio, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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past community events


Sandglass Theater Puppetry Workshop

Friday, January 19th, 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday, January 20th, 1-3:30pm

Free Event


Stefanie Batten Bland "Embarked"

Friday, September 29th at 3PM
Saturday, September 30th at 3pm



Community Sings with Roberta Kirn
Tuesday | 9/12

5pm at The Yard
Free Event

A fun family event, singers and music lovers of all ages can take part in hymns, folk songs, rounds, and more.


Climate Barge
A floating artwork by Heather Theresa Clark with DanceTheYard and Christen Lien


Built on Stilts
August 19-21, 8pm
at the Union Chapel, OB | Free event

August 20 & 21

Moving For Life and BodyMind Dancing
Movement workshops and discussion
with Martha Hart Eddy

August 15 - 17

Ragamala Dance Company Lecture
Tuesday, August 15, 7:30pm
at the Woods Hole Public Library | Free Event

Mother and daughter co-directors of Ragamala Dance Company Aparna and Ranee Ramaswamy discuss contemporary works within the Bharatanatyam tradition.

Intergenerational Hip-Hop Round Table with Raphael and Sokeo
Wednesday, August 9, 6pm
at the Edgartown Public Library | Free Event

Raphael Xavier and Sokeo Ros discuss the culture of hip-hop and how break dance changes over time with the maturing body.

Raphael Xavier Lecture
Xavier's work over 4 decades
Tuesday, August 8, 7:30pm
at the Woods Hole Public Library | Free Event

Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Raphael Xavier will discuss his work over four decades.

Pride, Not Prejudice DanceHall
DJ Vyagra Fallz
Saturday, July 29, 8-10pm at The Yard
18yr + | $10 General Admission

Public Dancing Allowed! 


"Mr. Gaga" Film Screening
Sunday, July 23 at 7:30pm at the MV Hebrew Center, VH | $10



Camille A. Brown & Dancers Round Table
Tuesday, July 11, 6pm at the Oak Bluffs Public Library | Free Event

An interactive discussion with Camille A. Brown & Dancers and other African American community leaders.

The Yard at Sargent Gallery
The Influence of Thomas Hart Benton on Dance

Performance and Artist's Talk:
Anthony Benton Gude
Reception and pop-up performance: Friday July 7, 6-8pm

Sargent Gallery, 32 State Road, Aquinnah MA 02535

DanceTheYard and Friends
at Mytoi Gardens

Hosted by The Trustees of Reservation

Saturday, June 3, 1-3pm
Free Event

Prince/Bowie DanceHall Event with DJ Christopher Anderson

Friday June 2, 8pm at The Yard
(doors open at 7:30pm)

Defining Creative Practice Workshops
Improvisation with David Brick - 3 session participation encouraged

May 23, 24, 25 | 9-10:30am
at The Yard's open-air studio

HT Chen Performance and Residency

May 19th | 6:30pm
Performance suggested donation $15

Godfrey Muwulya &
Roberta Kirn

Song & Dance exchange at the Oak Bluffs Public Library

Thursday, April 6th, 6-7:30pm



Saturday, October 29


Film Series

Free Event
Friday, August 12th, 2016


Community Sing

with Roberta Kirn
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016