Baltimore Dance Project

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Thursday – Saturday, February 7 – 9
Baltimore Dance Project
8pm, Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre

Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC for its 30th year, featuring the creative work of Doug Hamby and Carol Hess, associate professors of Dance at UMBC. Expanding dance with visually stunning, inter-disciplinary and collaborative works, Baltimore Dance Project brings together dancers, visual artists and live musicians, and features dances with interactive sound, video and spoken text.

The program will feature several works, including two with award-winning performer and UMBC instructor Sandra Lacy, and two world premieres:

  • “If I Told Him,” premiere. A dancer creates a compelling and theatrical event as he dances, recites poetry by Gertrude Stein and manipulates a rope stretched across the stage.
  • “Common Axis,” premiere, created in collaboration with artist Timothy Nohe. In celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary, Hamby, Hess and Nohe blend movement with video images of notable Baltimore Dance Project works of the past.
  • “Construction #2,” created by Hamby in honor of American composer, John Cage’s centennial year, is a dance set to the music of Cage, performed live by percussionist Tom Goldstein and UMBC Department of Music alumni.
  • Hamby’s “Past/Forward,” is a visually stunning work where today’s dancers perform with beautiful, silent dance films from the 1950’s, originally created by choreographer Helen McGehee.
  • “Once Again,” Sandra Lacy shares the stage with 50 white balloons. A surreal journey into the haunting interior life of a performer, “Once Again” is performed in three sections — “Driven,” “On Display” and “Downward Spiral”– set to the music of Elvis Presley and to the text of Tom Waits.
  • “Out to Play,” choreographed and performed by Sandra Lacy and Adrienne Clancy. A fanciful and fun-loving duet that celebrates the ability to play, take risks and indulge in whimsy, with music composed and performed by Hazmat Modine.

$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 410-455-6240.

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Photo by Marlayna Demond for UMBC.

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