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June 4, 2014

Senior Alexis DeVance's "Salt. Rose. Witness." to be performed at the Kennedy Center on June 6

The Department of Dance is thrilled that senior dance major Alexis DeVance's duet, Salt. Rose. Witness.from her Senior Project was selected for the American College Dance Festival's National Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The piece was performed at the ACDFA's East-Central Regional Dance Festival in March 2014, where it was one of eleven dances chosen for the regional gala. Only three dances from the regional gala were selected for national recognition at the Kennedy Center. A total of 31 schools are represented at the National Festival.

This stunning piece, performed by Claire Jones and Heinz Adjakwah, will appear in "Program B" at 2:00 pm and at 7:30pm on Friday, June 6th in the Terrace Theatre. For tickets, go here.

February 5, 2014

Baltimore Dance Project 2014 SEASON Feb 6-8

Baltimore Dance Project is coming to UMBC's gorgeous Proscenium Theatre in the spanking new Performing Arts and Humanities Building. We've linked up with the first ever Baltimore County Dance Celebration with three premieres and a performance by guest dancer/choreographer Trent Williams. You'll see stunning interdisciplinary, multimedia and collaborative works performed by outstanding company alumni and some fabulous new dancers. Check the UMBC Arts Calendar for tickers and more information
here.

December 5, 2013

FALL DANCE SHOWCASE 2014

We're excited!!! The UMBC Dance Department presents the Fall Dance Showcase in the Proscenium Theatre of the UMBC's shiny new Performing Arts and Humanities Building. There's beautiful dancing, inspired choreography, and two new works from this year's visiting artist, Florian Rouiller. Come see us dance in this gorgeous space!

$12 General Admission
$7 Students and Seniors
For reservations, call the Dance Box Office at 410-455-6240 or order tickets online through missiontix.

October 8, 2013

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists to perform at UMBC on October 11, 2013

One performance only! Don't miss Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CKM&A) on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8pm in the Old Theatre by the Commons. This company of remarkable dancers works their magic with an evening of beautiful work in a program entitled Places I've Been, and includes Morgan's solo For Becky, a tribute to the late Rebecca Marie Jung (1965-2011), an alumna of the UMBC Department of Dance.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Purchase tickets online in advance through Mission Tix

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists is a professional contemporary dance company founded in July 2011, as a vehicle for Morgan’s choreographic exploration of social and cultural issues. In residence at American Dance Institute in Rockville, MD, and The Alden in McLean, VA, the company provides a creative outlet for its artists through virtuosic and expressive dance performances that give audiences an opportunity for self-reflection. CKM&A works to demystify contemporary dance through community dialogue and online video content. The company also provides professional and pre-professional educational opportunities and facilitation to professional artists.

https://vimeo.com/75971562

May 8, 2013

SPRING DANCE SHOWCASE 2013

The Spring Dance Showcase will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, May 9, 10, 11 in the Fine Arts Building, room 317 at 8:00 pm each evening.

This annual concert features the UMBC Dance Department's talented student performers in choreography by students and faculty.

$12 general admission $7 students and seniors. For information and reservations, call the Dance Box Office at 410-455-6240

Please note the new location of this performance (Fine Arts Building 317)

April 17, 2013

Senior Concert April 19 and 20, 2013

The UMBC Dance Department presents a whopping eight pieces on the Spring 2013 Senior Concert. Performances are Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20 at 8pm in Fine Arts 317. The concert features works by seniors Leah Blackstone, Amanda Brandenburg, Erin Gum, Michelle Kuah, Brittni Mann, Maria Stickley and Dreux Thibeault and by alum Desiree Koontz-Nachtrieb. Come see inspired performances and wonderful dancing by our talented students!

For information and reservations, call the Dance Box Office at (410) 455-6240; or order tickets through MissionTix.

November 2, 2012

Senior Dance Concert November 9 and 10, 2012

It's time for the Fall 2012 Senior Dance Concert!

Come experience the exciting new works of 7 senior dance students at UMBC! Performances are Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th, beginning at 8pm in the UMBC Fine Arts Building Room 317. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for general admission. For more information please call the Dance Department at UMBC at 410-455-2179, or order tickets online at Missiontix.

Teresa Hayes: “Artivism” explores how deviation from social norms progresses society forward.

Jonique Holcomb-Meade: “Beware of Dog” explores making a perfect setting imperfect by incorporating human emotion into a patch of flowers and a white picket fence.

Kristy House: “Branded” explores the turmoil of the prisoners of the Holocaust and their struggle to preserve themselves.

Alex J. Krebs: “Rapid Eye Movement” explores common dream themes through movement. Such themes include flying, falling, and teeth falling out.

Arnesha Reives: “Amygdala” a dance that explores the fight or flight theory, capturing the emotion of fear and the authentic movement created when placed in a life or death situation.

Meagan Singleton: “Immersion” represents the fear and sensuality of drowning.

Franki Trout: “Baggage” Dancers manipulate, throw and struggle with multiple pieces of luggage that symbolize more than the physical object.

September 20, 2012

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company Performs October 5 and 6

Dakshina, the D.C. based dance company with a dual focus on Bharata Natyam (Classical Indian Dance) and Modern Dance performs at UMBC in the "Old" Theatre by the Commons on October 5 and 6 at 8pm.

Founded by Daniel Phoenix Singh, who graduated from UMBC in the '90's in Dance and Computer Science, Dakshina celebrates and builds upon classical dance of India and contemporary American modern dance. Over the past several years, the company has acquired many pivotal and riveting works by the late modern choreographer, Anna Sokolow.

Dakshina presents a signature program featuring Bharata Natyam, Modern Dance, and Singh's signature fusion of the two forms, and includes a Bharata Natyam group dance staged by the legendary Leela Samson, Lyric Suite, a masterpiece by renowned modern choreographer Anna Sokolow, and Vasnath, a signature fusion work by Singh.

Sarah Kaufman, the Pulitzer Prize winning dance critic of the Washington Post writes, “Few dance artists have practiced the creativity of subtraction as successfully as Anna Sokolow. The power in her works from the mid-20th century stems from a mix of space, absence, anticipation — and the sudden move that changes everything…Thanks to Singh’s efforts, and the staging by former Sokolow dancer Lorry May, we’ve seen a good handful of Sokolow pieces on local stages. Although they have all offered a testimonial to the aesthetics of simplicity, none delivers it more pungently than Lyric Suite.” Read the most recent review of Lyric Suite here.

$15 General Admission
$10 Students

Tickets may be purchased at the Dance Office, FA 467C

January 30, 2012

BALTIMORE DANCE PROJECT 2012 SEASON

THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Thursday, February 9 through Saturday, February 11
8pm each evening
in the UMBC Theater

BDP is cooking up a fabulous mix of works this season, highlighting the creativity of award-winning artistic directors Doug Hamby and Carol Hess, "two of the most exciting choreographers in Maryland" Come see the stunning dancing of Sandra lacy, plus choreography and performances by acclaimed guest artists Adrienne Clancy, Hallie Dalsimer, James Hansen, and Eran David P. Hanlon. Find out more about the company at www.baltimoredanceproject.com.

FEATURED WORKS:

Double Play - Carol Hess' new duet for a man and a woman to music by vibrant "breakcore" composer Venetian Snares. Veering away from conventional partnering, the dancers pursue a relationship of "equals" through contrapuntal structures, spatial orientations and supports

Past/Forward - Doug Hamby's new group work bringing the modern dance of 2012 together with the modern dance of the past. Live dancers perform with archival silent dance films of the 1950's to a new score by Ferdinand Maisel.

memories of walking on the moon- Hallie Dalsimer's solo borne of the vulnerability that comes with taking responsibility for oneself.

Lovely (excerpts)- James Hansen's humorous trio featuring text from the classic television show The Newlywed Game performed at Jacob's pillow in 2011

Drift - a new duet performed and choreographed by Adrienne Clancy and Sandra Lacy to music by Michael Wall

TICKETS: $20 general, $10 students/seniors
at www.MissionTix.com for credit card purchases (410-752-8950)
or UMBC for cash or check/reservations (410-455-6240)

December 8, 2011

Fall Dance Showcase opens tonight

Don't miss the Fall Dance Showcase Thursday December 8 through Saturday December 10. There's some impressive work by talented student choreographers and beautiful dancing. Students in the Repertory class will perform a new work by Artist-In-Residence Hallie Dalsimer. Details: Show starts at 8 pm each evening in Fine Arts Building Studio 317. $12 general admission $7 students and seniors. For information and reservations, call the Dance Box Office at 410-455-6240, or click here to reserve your ticket. Tickets must be picked up by 7:30pm. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

August 31, 2011

Catherine Cabeen to perform at UMBC 9/23 and 9/24

The InterArts Series presents Catherine Cabeen and Company at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24 in Fine Arts 317.
"Tall and long-limbed, with a beautiful line and gorgeously arched feet, Ms. Cabeen is her own greatest asset." (New York Times)
Click here for ticket information.