UMBC’s Department of Dance presents Twisted from Constantly Watching Doves, conceived and directed by Zack Fuller in collaboration with Emily Smith with music by Michael Evans.
Twisted from Constantly Watching Doves is a new dance/butoh score by New York based dancer/choreographers Zack Fuller and Emily Smith, two amorphous shape shifting entities on a cryptic journey through glimpses of fractured fairy tales and twisted memories. It is alternately tender and violent, grotesque and beautiful movement, with punk and European Clown elements – all in collaboration with the sonic complexities of multi-dimensional percussionist Michael Evans.
Zack Fuller has been a performing artist ever singing playing a cave man in his class play in kindergarten. In 1985 he joined the post-punk psychedelic metal band Scythian as lead singer, sharing stages with groups such as Bad Brains, Black Market Baby, and Pussy Galore. In the late eighties and nineties he engaged in theatrical research with Ryszard Cieslak of Grotowski’s Polish Laboratory Theatre, and worked with dancer/choreographers such as Eiko and Koma and Poppo Shiraishi. In 1997 he was cast in Min Tanaka and Susan Sontag’s Poe Project: Stormy Membrane, and went on to perform and train with Tanaka over the next few years throughout Japan, Europe, and the U.S. Zack Fuller’s own original dance works frequently involve collaboration with cutting edge musicians and have been presented by Movement Research at Judson Church, CAVE/Leimay’s New York Butoh Festival, Plan B in Tokyo, Mobius in Boston, The Dance Hakushu Festival, St. Thomas College in Thrissur India, and elsewhere.
Emily Smith is a dancer, choreographer, visual artist, and metal worker based in New York City. She is the co-founder, with Laura Smith, of NOT for reTALE, an ongoing work involving the creation of kinetic sculpture and performance using materials such as fabric, furniture, light, and metal. She performed with Leimay ensemble at BAM Fischer in the 2016 premiere of Borders, and was a member of Layla Mrozowski’s ecofriendly “BAAD” Bicycle Awesome Adventure Dance Tour. She was a member and cofounder of The Six and Four Articulations Project, a collective of movement and visual artists who created works combining sculpture, costume, and video with modern gymnastics, ballet and breakdancing.
Michael Evans is an improvising drummer, percussionist, thereminist, and composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics combining ordered systems with intuitive choices of sound making. He often performs with an amplified snare drum, various percussion, hand drums, found objects, homemade instruments, the theremin, and various digital and homemade analog electronics. He has performed (and had fun) in more than twenty-five countries around the world and worked with a wild variety of artists from many disciplines.
Tickets are available online
$20 general public
$10 UMBC students, staff, and faculty (please present ID at door)
$10 seniors over 55, children under 17, and non-UMBC students (please present ID at door)
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the entrance to the Proscenium Theatre is located on the ground floor.
Start Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Start Time: 8:00 pm
Department Represented: Dance
Venue Name: Dance Cube
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