Individuality Amidst Community the Theme at Built on Stilts
Synchronized swimmers, Bavarian gypsies, rowdy sleepover attendees, neon ballerinas, and a wide variety of other colorful characters took the stage this past Saturday at the 26th season of Built on Stilts .
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Gotta Dance, and Drum, and Sing With Built on Stilts
There's only one Island event that annually brings drum circles, stilt walkers and more than 100 dancers to one of the Island's most historic houses of worship: Built on Stilts..
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Built to Dance Like Never Before
Built on Stilts turns 25 years old this summer as it returned to Union Chapel for three nights this past weekend and continues next weekend from August 21 to 23.
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Still Dancing, on Flash Mob Stilts
Louisa Hufstader
Built on Stilts founder Abby Bender is planning a different kind of dance celebration this month.
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Built on Stilts Cancels Summer Dance Festival
Built on Stilts, the long-running public dance festival held in August every year at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, will be canceled this year.
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Dancing to the Beat of Community
Holly Pretsky
Hundreds gathered at Union Chapel for the first nights of Built on Stilts, the free, all-ages performance festival that is staged on the Vineyard every August.
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Dance Fever Heats Up Union Chapel for Built on Stilts Festival
Holly Pretsky
Built on Stilts begins today, August 8, at the historic Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. The eclectic dance and performance festival is now in its 23rd year.
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Built on Stilts Says Everybody Dance Now
Louisa Hufstader
Built on Stilts is back! The community dance party that takes up residence at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs each summer starts its run on Thursday, August 9.
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Built on Stilts Celebrates the Joyful Dance of Community
Vivian Ewing
Built on Stilts returns to Union Chapel this week for its annual summer dance residence. The festival was founded 21 years ago and continues to thrive with the spirit of dance, inclusivity and community.
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Built on Stilts Turns 20
Heather Hamacek

What began as a one-night creative dance festival opened its 20th season this weekend. Built on Stilts continues from August 20 to 23. Admission is free.

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