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February 2, 2007

UMBC Presents Edgeworks Dance Theater in Concert

February 21, 2007
8 p.m., UMBC Theatre

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
410-455-3370
tmoore@umbc.edu

Note: You may view or download this release as a pdf file.

UMBC presents Edgeworks Dance Theater in performance on Wednesday, February 21st, at 8:00 p.m. in the UMBC Theatre.

Edgeworks Dance Theater will present the Baltimore premiere of its new work, Project: Cold Case, the hard-hitting critically-acclaimed component of the company's Negro Dance Theater Project, reflective of a continuing exploration of Black masculinity and image, identity, and representation in contemporary America. Commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center through its Local Dance Commissioning Project Program, Cold Case goes beyond the surface to resurrect the past and to present the now, challenging audiences to emerge from their own prejudices and fears and to fearlessly move into the future with a greater sense of understanding and compassion. Cold Case moves from what is considered to be on the edge of society to venture into extreme conditions in the hopes of achieving humility and tolerance. Cold Case moves from the edge to the center, reaching out.

Edgeworks Dance Theater is an ensemble of American men, predominantly African-American men, that aims to break down stereotypes through dance utilizing a spectrum of performance, choreographic and teaching styles, reflecting the diversity of experiences and perspectives of both its members and guest artists.

“Movement contrast and counterpoint are deployed with confidence and clarity. Simpler motion is rich and resonant...”
--George Jackson, Dance View Times

“The strongest evidence that dance can communicate what even the most heartfelt words cannot.”
--Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post

Admission
General admission: $15.00. Students and seniors: $7.00.
Box Office: www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950

Telephone
Box Office: 410-752-8950
UMBC Artsline (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
UMBC Arts News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/news

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online:
http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/ or by email or postal mail.
Photos on this release Copyright ©2007 Astrid Riecken.

Directions
• From I-95 take exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the UMBC Theatre. Parking is available in The Commons Garage.
• From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the UMBC Theatre. Parking is available in The Commons Garage.
Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

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Posted by tmoore at February 2, 2007 2:39 PM