The ninth annual Women’s Works Dance Festival will present “Women’s Works: trans form” Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Tickets are $15 (cash), available in advance at Bella Books in Belfast and HAV II in Camden; and at the door before performances.

“Women’s Works: trans form” offers new choreography and performances by Shana Bloomstein, Jaimie Canavan, Jenny Cobuzzi, Hanna DeHoff, Suzanne Dunavent-White, Camille Giglio, Sunny Hitt, Maho Hisakawa, Katenia Keller, Bethany Louisos, Kari Luehman, Marlee Luehman, Lisa Newcomb, Robin Peskoe, Joan Proudman, Caitlin Schick, Katie Thompson and Kristi Williamson plus New York City-based guest artist Jesse Phillips-Fein.

Women's Works’ focus is on the female experience and the lens from which women witness and view the world. The theme of 2014’s “trans form” centers around the development of the female mind through the influence of media on the mind/body experience of young girls and women alike.

Bloomstein and Phillips-Fein will co-lead a choreography Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, July 29 and 30, at Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St. This workshop is an opportunity for women in the Maine community to experiment with dance-making, and no prior dance training is required. To register, call 323-8499 or email

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