Bare Bait to take dance on the road (to sites in Missoula)

Cory Walsh

The dance show is back on the road.

Bare Bait Dance, a nonprofit contemporary modern company, starts its 12th season with a three-day “road show,” performing original work outdoors at locations around the city.

Those include the amphitheater near the base of the “M” Trail at the University of Montana; the lot of Flanagan Motors (a longtime supporter of local dance), and the scenic yard at Ten Spoon Winery.

It’s “a gathering and a celebration of the company and of the performing arts,” with playful music and choreography, said Joy French, Bare Bait’s director and founder.

The pieces are set to music like Etta James or John Mayer covering “Free Fallin’ ” and tunes that people will recognize, French said. The movements are “playful and virtuosic,” especially considering they have to be adjusted for grass and concrete. Expect some partnered duo work and unison movements as well.

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It’s based on a “picnic in the park” concept, where people can bring food, drinks, and the whole family.

Each show will have a 30-minute performance from a different musical guest. They are Travis Yost, a singer-songwriter and musical jack-of-all-trades;

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