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June 30, 2003

Doug Hamby Dance Performs at Dance Place

Doug Hamby Dance, a professional dance company in residence at UMBC, presents its annual concerts at Dance Place in Washington, D.C., on July 19th (8 pm) and 20th (7 pm).

Choreographer Doug Hamby is known for his provocative artistic and technological collaborations with visual artists, designers, composers and engineers. His company has become known as the Washington/Baltimore region’s leading explorers of technology in modern dance. The Village Voice has said, “Hamby proved that the fusion of dance and technology only needed time to mature.” The Washington Post stated, “Hamby is a bold and embitious artist willing to take risks.” The Company includes dancers Julie Peoples-Clark, Lorna Cox, Allyson Gebken, Emily Gibbs, Doug Hamby, Aaron Jackson, Ali Linthicum, Jessica McElvaney, Chip Scuderi and Margaret Terry.

The Program
The program includes:

  • The premiere of Edgewater Park, a sensuous duet for two men with live video and recorded images of carnivals, edited by filmmaker Nick Prevas, and with a sound score by artist Timothy Nohe;
  • The premiere of Vial, in which a woman is engulfed in memory and sound, with a video and sound score by Timothy Nohe;
  • The Washington premiere of Short’nin Bread Variations, in which a hungry 3-year-old boy makes old mischief in the kitchen with the help of a fairy and dancing bakers;
  • Opus 98, a dance of airborne feats of passion inspired by World Cup Soccer, with live percussion by Tom Goldstein.

About Doug Hamby
Doug Hamby lives and works in the Baltimore-Washington DC area. He has extensive experience as a dancer, choreographer, and educator. He is the artistic director of Doug Hamby Dance, a professional dance company in residence at UMBC. The company features works that spring from collaboration with dancers, composers, and other creative people. Recent collaborators include artist Timothy Nohe, intermedia artist Steve Bradley, video artist Deborah Gorski, and mechanical engineer Tony Farquhar. Hamby has directed the Douglas Hamby Dance Company in New York City and performed with Martha Graham, May O'Donnell, Rachel Lampert, Elizabeth Keen, Pearl Lang, Norman Walker, the Chicago Moving Company, Phoenix Dance Company, and Hamby and Lacy. Featured performances of his company include annual summer seasons at Dance Place, Washington, D.C., Riverside Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, and Celebrate Brooklyn, in New York City; the 1998 New York International Fringe Festival, 1997 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and 1995 International Fringe Festivals in Edinburgh, Scotland and Vancouver, Canada. He has received choreography awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Baltimore Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture. He has served as a dance advisory panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council for three years. He is an associate professor of dance at UMBC and has an MFA in Dance from Temple University and a Biology degree from Michigan State University. He is a recipient of a 2003 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. He has also appeared on national television as a giant slice of American cheese.

Admission
General admission: $18.00.
Dance Place members, students, seniors and artists: $14.00.
Children and teens (17 and under): $6.00.
Tickets are available through the Dance Place Box Office at 202-269-1600 or online.

Telephone
Dance Place Box Office: 202-269-1600
UMBC Artsline (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
Doug Hamby Dance: www.umbc.edu/dhd
Dance Place: www.danceplace.org
The Arts at UMBC: www.umbc.edu/arts
UMBC News Releases: www.umbc.edu/newsevents/oci/index.phtml?r=Art
UMBC Department of Dance: www.umbc.edu/dance

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online: www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/ or by email or postal mail.

Directions
Dance Place is located at 3225 8th Street, N.E., in Washington, D.C., near the Brookland/CUA Metro station.

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Posted by dwinds1 at June 30, 2003 12:00 AM