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.

Baltimore Dance Project (2/7-2/9)

BaltimoreDance-5939Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC for three nights of spectacular 30th anniversary performances Thursday through Saturday, February 7 – 9 in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre. The performances will be held at 8:00 pm each evening.

Under the tutelage of company directors and UMBC Dance Faculty, Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, Baltimore Dance Project expands modern dance with visually stunning, interdisciplinary and collaborative works. These performances bring together dancers, visual artists and live musicians, and will feature two riveting dances with award-winning dancer and Department of Dance Instructor, Sandra Lacy, and a dance performed to the live percussion of John Cage, played by Department of Music’s Tom Goldstein. Get ready for interactive sound and video, the poetry of Gertrude Stein, and the music of Ferdinand Maisel and Timothy Nohe. Don’t miss it!

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

Angel Chinn, Dance ’08, Catches The Attention of The Gazette

Angel Chinn, Dance ’08, was featured in The Gazette this month when the newly formed dance company, NonaLee Dance Theatre, was slated to perform an adventurous, site-specific program at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier. In the article, Angel Chinn speaks about her switch from competitive running and studying education, to pursuing a degree in dance at UMBC with an honesty and openness that is mirrored in her performance which featured movements about life questions, faith and hope.

The NonaLee Dance Theatre, created and directed by Angel Chinn was developed in 2011, with the intention of striving to give dancers with diverse backgrounds the “opportunity to perform and grow artistically.” The dance troupe has evolved since its induction, but always aims to bring its own identity to the world of modern dance. This most recent performance was a “fresh take on modern dance and something people haven’t seen yet. It has a modern feel, it also has a hip hop feel, it has a funk feel.” NonaLee blurred “the line between audience and performer” by leaving the stage and performing in close proximity to the viewers in the museum lobby in a piece called “The Living Art Museum”.

Angel Chinn will return to UMBC to perform in the 2013 Baltimore Dance Project February 7-9. Read the entire article, including Associate Professor of Dance, Doug Hamby’s comments on Chinn’s dance at Gazette.net.