Photo by Marlayna Demond '11
Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11

Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC for its 30th year, featuring the creative work of professors Doug Hamby and Carol Hess, with dancer Sandra Lacy, along with music and dance performances by UMBC alumni. The show will be held on February 7 in the proscenium theatre in UMBC’s new Performing Arts and Humanities Building.

Expanding dance with visually stunning, inter-disciplinary and collaborative works, BDP brings together company alumni, new dancers, visual artists and live musicians, and features dances with interactive sound, video and spoken text.

The performance will feature two world premieres:

  • “Common Axis 13,” a Hamby/Hess collaboration for ten dancers, blending movement with video images and live video feeds, created and mixed live, with sound performed professor Timothy Nohe, and featuring UMBC alumnae Renee Barger ’99, visual & performing arts, Jen Dobbins ’06, dance, and Desiree Koontz-Nachtrieb ’08, history, ’11, dance.
  • “If I Told Him,” by Hamby features student Jeffrey Mensah creating a live soundscape designed by Ferdinand Maisel.

Come see Sandra Lacy perform her solo “Once Again,” and award-winning duet “Out to Play,” with Adrienne Clancy.

Jen Dobbins performs Hess’ “Persona,” with a tiny wireless surveillance camera.

Angel Chinn ’08, dance, returns to BDP to perform Hamby’s “Construction #2,” in honor of American composer, John Cage’s centennial year, performed live by percussionist Tom Goldstein and UMBC Department of Music alumni.

$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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