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February 4, 2009

UMBC Presents Baltimore Dance Project in Concert

February 12, 13 and 14, 2009
8 p.m.
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

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.

Baltimore Dance Project - Photo by Lindsey VaitUMBC presents the acclaimed Baltimore Dance Project (formerly known as the Phoenix Dance Company), the professional dance company in residence at UMBC, in concert on February 7, 8 and 9, 2008 at 8 p.m. in the UMBC Theatre.

Baltimore Dance Project is dedicated to presenting the creative work of Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, two of the most exciting choreographers in Maryland, and is known for its edgy collaborations with composers, directors, sound artists, and video artists, and the incorporation of visual media and technology with riveting dance performance.

On the program:

-- A new work by Carol Hess, Tranparencies/Other Lives, explores virtual communities, role-playing, identity and online communication. The piece incorporates multimedia images and a short animation made with LifeForms, the software program Merce Cunningham has used as a choreographic tool. Six dancers perform with animated figures, create their avatars and inhabit an imaginary universe.
-- Construction #2 by Doug Hamby, a rhythmic and highly physical solo set to the music of John Cage.
-- A new work by Doug Hamby, Heartstrings, a quintet that explores a kaleidoscope of direction changes.
-- A solo performance by the award-winning Sandra Lacy.
-- Somewhere in the Middle, a delicious quartet by Carol Hess.
-- Juncture by Doug Hamby, in which a woman explores the dark inner recesses of her mind.

Admission
General admission: $15.00. Students and seniors: $7.00.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or by calling MissionTix at 410-752-8950.
Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only) immediately prior to the concert.

General Public Information
UMBC Arts Website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts

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/

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.

Baltimore Dance Project - Photo by Lindsey Vait

Posted by tmoore at February 4, 2009 2:00 PM