Spring 2018 has been eventful for UMBC dancers! In March, 15 students attended the American College Dance Association (ADCA) Mid-Atlantic North Festival. Students performed two senior pieces, Maia Schechter's Now Elsewhere and Zakari Jaworski's Scheduled Interruption, on an adjudicated concert, and Maddie Bramley's First Works piece, Standing on Two Feet, on the informal concert. Both adjudicated pieces were selected for the festival's closing gala performance, and Now Elsewhere was selected for the National Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The piece will be performed at the Terrace Theatre at 2pm and 7:30pm on June 9.
Also in March, students performed Scheduled Interruption and Melissa Hudson's senior piece, The Weight of Waiting, at Baltimore Theatre Project. Their dances were selected for this concert and produced by Baltimore Independent Dance Artists (BIDA).
Also coming up in June, Masala Soul Project, Baltimore-based dance company directed by UMBC dance alumna Alexis Renee', will appear on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on June 23rd at 6pm. Masala Soul Project examines the diversity, complexity and beauty of Black and Brown lives. The concert includes Salt. Rose. Witness, which was performed at the American College Dance Association's National Festival at the Kennedy Center in 2014.