The 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.
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.
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 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!
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.
Josephine Kalema, a senior dance major, will have her piece Past, Present, and Future performed at the Washington, D.C. performance space Dance Place as part of the annual New Release Choreographer’s Showcase this coming July.
It will feature dancers Arnesha Reives, Jonique Holcomb, Alexis Renee, Candice Grace, and Jasmynn Speight, and mixes traditional and modern African dance. Kalema dedicates Past, Present, and Future to her Ugandan family, as well as “every culture that has gone through life changing barriers,” according to Dance Place’s website.
The dates for the New Release Choreographer’s Showcase are July 7th at 8 p.m., and July 8th at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Dance Place’s webpage for the event, located here.
On Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, the Department of Dance presents the Senior Dance Concert, featuring choreography and performances by dance seniors.
Concerts will be held at 8 p.m. both evenings in Fine Arts Studio 317 (third floor). Tickets are $12 general admission $7 students and seniors, cash only. For information and reservations, call the Dance Box Office at 410-455-6240.