Spring Dance Showcase (5/8-10)

springdance2013-7656Performances for the annual Spring Dance Showcase begin Thursday, May 8 and continue through Saturday, May 10. This concert will take place in the Old Theatre at 8 p.m. each evening.

$12 general admission, $7 students and seniors.


Liz Walton, Dance, in Washington Post and New York Times

liz2Two articles — which included interviews with Liz Walton, dance –were featured in the Washington Post and New York Times last week. The pieces, focused predominately around the history, success and upcoming reunion of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, featured discussions with Paul Taylor alumni, including Liz Walton on her involvement in the company during the 1950’s and 60’s.

Read the interviews, “A family reunion with the Paul Taylor Dance Company” and “Institutional Memory Onstage: Paul Taylor Alumni Return for 60th Anniversary Celebration”

Baltimore Dance Project (2/6-8)

_DSC4886Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC for three nights of spectacular performances Thursday through Saturday, February 6 – 8 in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre. The performances will be held at 8:00 pm each evening.

This year, the program features three new pieces set to original scores by Ferdinand Maisel and Timothy Nohe: Doug Hamby illuminates the landscape of interaction and touch as six dancers affect sound with wearable sensors; Carol Hess fuses technology with dance in a responsive environment that includes the Kinect gaming system; and award-winning dancer Sandra Lacy premieres an engaging, mysterious solo created in collaboration with Mariah Maloney. Part of the 2014 Baltimore County Dance Celebration, the program features the text of Gertrude Stein, the music of Venetian Snares, and new solo work by guest artist Trent Williams, performing Standing In, a piece that examines the perspectives of black masculinity.

Find out more about Baltimore Dance Project ticketing and the program through the Arts and Culture Calendar.

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (10/11)

CKMA_Chanson_byBrianneBland04_sJoin us Friday, October 11 at 8 p.m. as Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CMK&A) performs Place I’ve Been, an evening of mixed repertoire by CMK&A.

Places I’ve Been features the company’s recent premiere, Place Names, which explores how names, language and labels can shape one’s identity; Selling Out, said to be “simultaneously amusing and chilling”  by The Washington Post; audience favorite C’est le ton qui fait la chanson; and For Becky, Morgan’s poetic and poignant solo tribute to Rebecca Jung ’87 (1965-2011).

This performance will take place in the Old Theatre, learn more about this event and CMK&A at our Arts and Culture Calendar.

$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. To purchase tickets in advance or by credit card, order online through MissionTix.

First Works (5/3)

Join the Department of Dance, Friday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. in Studio 317 of the Fine Arts Building, as Dance students debut their first ever choreographic pieces for this First Works concert.

Admission to First Works is free.

Senior Dance Concert (4/19-20)

studentdance02-sThe Senior Dance Concert is here again, featuring choreography by Dance seniors, Leah Blackstone, Amanda Brandenburg, Erin Gum, Michelle Kuah, Brittni Mann, Maria Stickley and Dreux Thibeault; directed by Elizabeth Walton.

Performances will be held Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 in Studio 317 of the Fine Arts Building at 8:00 p.m. each evening. Ticketing is $12 general admission and $7 students and seniors. Learn more at umbc.edu/arts.

Arbutus Patch Highlights Upcoming Baltimore Dance Project Performances

This week the Arbutus Patch highlighted Baltimore Dance Project’s upcoming 30th anniversary performances as the first concerts to be held in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre. The article also mentions UMBC Dance faculty and company directors, Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, as well as dances to be performed by UMBC Department of Dance Instructor and Baltimore Dance Project principle dancer, Sandra Lacy.

Read “Dance Performances to Celebrate Baltimore Dance Project Anniversary”.

Baltimore Dance Project is a dance company that focuses on visually stunning and complex inter-disciplinary and collaborative works. Performances will be held February 7-9 at 8pm each evening. Find out more information about the program and the company through the Arts and Culture Calendar.