Dance The Yard is back

Jesse Keller, left, and Alison Manning, co-artistic directors at The Yard, perform at Dance The Yard this weekend. — Photo by Sally Cohn

The Yard brings its resident contemporary performance collective, Dance The Yard, to the stage this Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31.

Under the direction of co-artistic directors Jesse Keller and Alison Manning, the collective has grown from an initial public performance of Yard staff and intern artists to other national artists, according to a press release. Performers include Ms. Keller and Ms. Manning, Holly Jones, What’s Written Within, Sandy Broyard and Ted Box, Ben Cheney, Rebecca Ledbetter, Marianne Goldberg, Sammi Shay, Darcy Shaffner, and a collaboration by the interns.

See the show Friday, August 30 at 8 pm; Saturday, August 31 at an 11 am matinee (pay-what-you-can) and at 8 pm. Admission to the 8 pm shows is $25; $15 seniors/students/active military. For more information, call 508-645-9662 or visit