The Department of Dance presents the Fall Dance Showcase, featuring a new repertoire work by assistant professor Shaness D. Kemp, and senior capstone works that explore the past, present, and future of the human experience through elaborate and exciting movement.
In two performances on February 10 and 11, Baltimore Dance Project returns to the stage for its annual appearance at UMBC's Proscenium Theatre. The company's visually stunning program features three premieres by company choreographers Shaness D. Kemp and Sandra Lacy, and two works by guest soloists Sarah J. Ewing and Ryan Bailey.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Donna L. Jacobs and Liz Pelton of Baltimore-based Full Circle Dance Company, who will provide a behind the scenes view of some of Full Circle’s performances and will discuss what it takes to build and sustain a dance company in Baltimore.
After three years as an online event, URCAD — Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day — will return to in-person this Spring. Join us on April 12 in the University Center and other venues around campus to see hundreds of research posters, oral presentations, dance performances, films, interactive games, and much more, all presented by UMBC’s undergraduate students.
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.
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.
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 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.