Something for everyone at Built on Stilts

Teo Azzollini and Sheila McHugh in their piece, "Hands Unlocked." — Photo by Michael Cummo

Built on Stilts, one of the not-to-be-missed events of a Martha’s Vineyard summer, continues the second half of its 18th season this week, August 16-19, at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.

Dubbed Martha’s Vineyard’s Homegrown Dance & Performance Festival by its founders, Built on Stilts is a free (donations welcome), family-friendly dance show that happens over the course of eight nights every August. Doors open at 7:30 pm each night with a drum circle and dancers’ warm-up, and the performances start at 8 pm. For more information, and each night’s schedule, visit