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Artist Talk with Crystal U. Davis

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Crystal U. Davis, who will speak on "Implicit biases in dance and how identity politics of privilege manifests in the body."

Artist Talk with Doug Hamby

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Doug Hamby, who will speak on "A life in dance."

Artist Talk with Kiani del Valle

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents dancer, choreographer and director Kiani del Valle, who will speak art form and collaborations with music videos, visual artists and fashion designers.

Artist Talk with Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, who will speak on "A performer’s perspective — former Pilobolus dancer now working with Belgian-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui."

Artist Talk with Crystal Michelle Perkins

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Crystal Michelle Perkins, associate artistic director of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, who will speak on the company's history and its audition opportunities.

Artist Talk with AJ Blankenship

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents AJ Blankenship, who will speak on "A life as a dancer — Broadway, Saturday Night Live, and more."

Artist Talk with Hadar Ahuvia

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents choreographer and performer Hadar Ahuvia, who will speak on creating work that investigates Israeli folk dancing.

Artist Talk with Caine Keenan

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Caine Keenan, who will speak about his life as a performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère.

Christopher K. Morgan

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Please join us for an online lecture by Christopher K. Morgan, who brings over 20 years of international experience and high artistic acclaim to his leadership roles as Artistic & Executive Director of Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CKM&A), as Director of the Dance Omi International Dance Collective, and as the recently-appointed Executive Artistic Director of Dance Place in Washington D.C.

Rosy Simas

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Please join us for an online lecture by Rosy Simas, a transdisciplinary artist who historically has presented work as a choreographer. She is Haudenosaunee, Seneca, Heron clan. Culture, history, and identity stored in her body are the underpinning of all of her work as a dance artist, administrator, and advocate. Her choreography investigates how culture, history and identity are stored in the body and expressed in movement.

Elsewhere, Again

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Baltimore Dance Project presents the new evening length work Elsewhere, Again, a live streamed filmic dance performance conceived by Ann Sofie Clemmensen and chroeographed and performed by Ann Sofie Clemmensen and Charlotte Stickles, with performances on January 29 and 30.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Opening Keynote with Alysia Lee

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On Thursday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m., Alysia Lee will deliver keynote remarks and will provide previews of upcoming sessions and workshops. 

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 1

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On March 11, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Books that Move!, presented by Karen Kuebler, and Teaching the Writing Process through Hip Hop, presented by Baba Bomani.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 2

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. This year, the conference has transitioned to a free and virtual series with eight events, beginning on March 4 and continuing through May 20. On March 18, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Creatively Moving Through Social Emotional Learning: Feelings and Awareness, presented by Jessica DiLorenzo, and Standing in a Character's Shoes: Deeper Meaning Through Dramatic Monologues, presented by Mary Hall Surface.

15th Annual Arts Integration Conference — Session 3

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The Department of Education at UMBC, in collaboration with Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS), is proud to offer the 15th Annual Arts Integration Conference as a reflection of our commitment to support all teachers to optimize instructions through arts integration. On March 25, the conference continues with two simultaneous sessions: Collage Connections: Creating Meaning of Text through Collage by Kimberly Brown, and When I say poetry you say rocks: Introduction to slam poetry by Regie Cabo.

CAHSS Spotlight Virtual Event

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A College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) Spotlight Event will present "Amidst Great Change: Why a Career in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences is Rewarding and Valuable." This conversation, moderated by Charles "Tot" Woolston, will feature Ana Maria Schwartz Caballero, Vin Grabill, Nancy Miller, Derek Musgrove, and Jason Schiffman.

Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts: Innovative ways to bring art to audiences. The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for the arts in many ways, leading to postponements, cancellations, and the closing of arts venues. But it has also inspired ingenious alternative ways to bring art to audiences. This panel brings together the people behind four compelling examples, encompassing dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

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