Humanities Roadshow: The Shire – An Exploration of NH Through Contemporary Dance, Excerpts & Investigation

Weaving together the natural beauty, history, and culture of New Hampshire's seven regions, The Shire, performed by NSquared Dance, explores the Granite State through movement and contemporary dance. A deep appreciation for New Hampshire is reflected in the costume design, compositional elements, and the dancers, all of whom are native to the state. With reverence for the state’s past, the production illuminates the changes in New Hampshire through dance “snapshots” of our evolving regions. New Hampshire Humanities is honored to help bring The Shire to life on the  new areas in the Granite State.  Pre-registration is requested for this event. Free and open to the public!

Please RSVP (free)

Join us for refreshments and light appetizers at 5:15 pm. The program begins at 6:00 pm, followed by a Q&A with artistic directors Zack and Nick, and Joan Brodsky of the NH Dance Collaborative. On-street parking will be available, with additional parking on the lawn of the W.A. Smith Auction Gallery (across from the town hall). Signs will also direct visitors to an accessible entryway.

About NSquared Dance: Founded in 2014 in New York City by artistic directors Nick Neagle and Zackery Betty, NSquared Dance seeks to positively impact lives through dance by providing high-quality performances to the public, and enlightening communities about the importance of performing arts education. The troupe has created several dozen dance works and toured throughout the U.S. and abroad, as well as collaborating with many partners, including The Palace Theatre and Currier Museum of Art. Artistic director Zackery Betty is a fellow with the New Hampshire Dance Collaborative Accelerator program. NSquared Dance looks forward to sharing this contemporary dance experience with the Upper Valley, giving residents new ways of visualizing dance in the community.

This program is free and open to the public and is presented in partnership with NSquared Dance Company, NH Dance Collaborative, New Hampshire Humanities, Hypertherm, CCA Global Parnters, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details


Wednesday, June 28, 2023 5:15pm


Plainfield Town Hall
NH Rte. 12A
Plainfield NH 03781

Hosted By:

New Hampshire Humanities

Contact Info:

New Hampshire Humanities, or 603-224-4071