Monica Bill Barnes & Company (11/13)

MBB - Happy HourThe Department of Dance presents Monica Bill Barnes & Company in Happy Hour, a modern dance performance framed within a familiar feeling party. Performances will be held in the Dance Cube in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building on Friday, November 13 at 4 pm and 7 pm.

Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass trade their signature sequins and feather headdresses for a pair of everyday men’s suits. Framed by the casual aesthetics of cocktail parties and the inherent failure of karaoke nights, they are two female performers playing the most familiar male characters.

$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Tickets are available through MissionTix. Complete information is available on the Arts and Culture Calendar here.

Photo: Mallory Lynn.

Baltimore Dance Project (2/5 – 2/7)


On February 5, 6 and 7, Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC for its 31st year, featuring choreography by Dance faculty Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, and performances by Sandra Lacy and the company, with guest artists Adrienne Clancy, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, and Matthew Cumbie. All performances will be held at 8 pm in the Proscenium Theatre in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building.

Carol Hess presents a new evocative work for five women, and Lightfield, a multimedia event that fuses choreography with a mix of both live and recorded video manipulated by dancers interacting with an onstage Kinect camera.

Doug Hamby presents Red Wings of Desire, in which the dancers’ actions bend Ferdinand Maisel’s sound score using wearable sensors, and a new work for four men.

Time and destiny are contemplated in a humorous and quirky new duet by Adrienne Clancy and Sandra Lacy. Lacy will also perform the silky and mysterious solo Slip, a collaboration with former Trisha Brown dancer Mariah Maloney performed to an original score by Timothy Nohe (Visual Arts).

Guest artists Jessie Laurita-Spanglet and Matthew Cumbie investigate the role and power of ritual in Ritual Cycle #1. How do we deal with change now, and how have those before explored the same question?

$20 general admission, $10 students and seniors, $7 UMBC students. To order tickets in advance by credit card, purchase online through MissionTix. Patrons who prefer to pay cash or check at will call may make a reservation by calling x56240.

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Senior Dance Concert (11/6 – 11/8)

Senior Dance ConcertThursday, Friday and Saturday, November 6, 7 and 8, the Department of Dance presents the Senior Dance Concert, which features choreography and performances by senior dance majors. All performances will be at 8:00 p.m. in the Dance Cube, located on the third floor of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Tickets are $12 general admission, and $7 students and seniors. Visit here for additional information.