The New England Foundation for the Arts has made grants to the Aquinnah Cultural Center and the Yard through the United States Arts Resilience Fund.
The Yard
Aquinnah Cultural Center
Louisa Hufstader
The Yard opens its summer season on the museum grounds with a piece by the SBB/Stefanie Batten Bland dance company.
The Yard
The Yard is hosting its annual summer Pride dance party on Saturday, June 26 at Featherstone Center for the Arts.
The Yard


Tribal descendants from Martha’s Vineyard and Puerto Rico brought their shared history to the stage Saturday afternoon in a powerful and uplifting work-in-progress piece that blended dance, film and spoken word.

Calling to mind another nativity story, the Yard, the Island’s incubator for dance performance, was born in a barn.

The Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena was transformed last Friday, led by the Minneapolis-based dance troupe Brownbody with a performance called Tracing Sacred Steps.

The Orange Peel Bakery in Aquinnah is not a traditional dance space. Yet this past Friday, it hosted the Brooklyn-based dance troupe Urban Bush Women in conjunction with the Yard.

The Yard is about to open its 50th season with a lively program of dance concerts, works in progress, DJ parties and public classes for all ages.


The Yard’s final dance residency of the year culminates this weekend with two performances by Jenna Pollack, a choreographer whose new work explores the half-century history of the Yard itself.