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Maryland Arts Summit

Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Maryland Arts Summit, hosted at UMBC, is a statewide conference presented by and for the Maryland arts sector, which includes, but is not limited to: arts advocates, arts educators and teaching artists, independent artists, arts organizations, youth, community stakeholders, arts and entertainment districts, county arts agencies of Maryland, public artists, boards of directors, and folklife artists.

Arts Alumni Spotlight: Kimberly Patrick and Maia Schecter

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Kimberly Patrick ’08, music, is a sound editor, sound designer, and foley artist for film and television and is currently working for Skywalker Sound in Los Angeles. Maia Schechter ’18, dance, is currently performing with Disney’s The Lion King: The North American Tour at venues across the U.S. and is represented by Clear Talent Group. In this presentation by the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), they each will each talk about their work and respective professional trajectories since graduating from UMBC.

BodyScopy: Ann Sofie Clemmensen with Allen Place and Vikram Vakharia

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

In a presentation by the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), UMBC assistant professor of dance Ann Sofie Clemmensen will speak about her new series of short cinematic dance-for-camera works that communicate on a sensory, visual, and kinetic level new perspectives on the work being done by researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) to protect and preserve healthy marine ecosystems. She will be joined by Allen R. Place and Vikram Vakharia, whose research data she brought into visual form using the moving body and cinematography.

BLACK HOLE — Trilogy And Triathlon

Dance Cube

BLACK HOLE — Trilogy And Triathlon is a multidisciplinary performance choreographed by the award-winning movement artist Shamel Pitts, co-created and performed by his Brooklyn-based arts collective TRIBE. BLACK HOLE constitutes the final installment of Pitts’s “BLACK Series” triptych. Deeply inspired and infused by the spirit of Afrofuturism, this contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk combines dance, original sound, video projection, and light design in a tale of vitality and tenderness, darkness and light, personal growth and collective empowerment.

Fall Dance Showcase

Proscenium Theatre

The Department of Dance presents the Fall Dance Showcase, featuring a new repertory work by Brandon Russell and five senior capstone works that explore the past, present, and future of the human experience through movement.

Baltimore Dance Project

Proscenium Theatre

Known for presenting works of technical precision, joyful ease, dramatic relevance, and playful unpredictability, Baltimore Dance Project presents a diverse program of eight thrilling works, from tap and contemporary dance to poetry and spoken word. The evening also includes Infinite Transformations, an immersive multi-disciplinary installation that can be experienced prior to the performances.

Infinite Transformations

Dance Technology Studio

Join us for Infinite Transformations, a multimedia, transdisciplinary installation presented in conjunction with performances by Baltimore Dance Project on February 9 and 10. Conceived by Foad Hamidi (assistant professor of information systems) and Linda Dusman (professor of music) and created as part of an Imaging Research Center (IRC) Faculty Fellowship, the project brings together the fields of bio art, audio design, and visualizations, with a creative team involving Lee Boot, Ryan Zuber, and Alan Wonneberger, and with choreography by Carol Hess.

Artful Conversations: An Evening with Misty Copeland

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert HallCatonsville, MD, United States

Join us for a special evening with Misty Copeland, the first African American female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre and New York Times best selling author. In conversation with Kimberly R. Moffitt, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UMBC, Copeland will explore a variety of topics related to dance and her career. The evening will open with three works performed by UMBC dance students.

Makini: Transitions into TERRESTRIAL

234 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents choreographer, performer, and video artist Makini, who will discuss his creative work, based between traditional lands of the Tutelo-Saponi speaking peoples and lands of the Lenape peoples. He will explore a new body of work, tentatively titled terrestrial.

Spring Dance Showcase

Dance Cube

The Department of Dance presents the Spring Dance Showcase, featuring capstone work by senior students, independent student research, and a repertory work by faculty member Sandra Lacy.

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