Dance Performances

Dance Month – February 2014

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Featured Dance Performances at the Gordon Center

Baltimore Ballet: A Gershwin Rhapsody and Firebird
Baltimore Ballet presents world class dancing at affordable prices.  Audiences enjoy international stars and up-and-coming, award winning dancers performing to Gershwin and Stravinsky.
February 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. • $35 Adult/$15 Students & Seniors •  Buy Tickets

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Company E: Contemporary Dance
Company E, a dynamic, internationally known contemporary repertory dance company, adds Baltimore County to its roster of performance locales. Recent performances and collaborations have taken place in Kazakhstan, Algeria, Italy and New York. The company brings selections from its NEXT series to the Gordon Center stage.
February 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m • $24/person in advance, $28/person at the door • Watch video here!  • Buy Tickets

Company E: The Jungle Book
Internationally acclaimed Company E performs a modern interpretation of the children's classic The Jungle Book.  Dancers from Towson University Community Dance join the company for a family-friendly matinee. Running time: 60 minutes.
February 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. • $10/person in advance, $12/person at the door •  Buy Tickets

Dance Baltimore: Global Expressions
Discover traditional dances from Africa, Mexico, the Middle East, and fiery flamenco.  Dance Baltimore brings dancers from Sankofa Dance Theatre, Barakaat Middle Eastern Dance Company, Bailes De Mi Tierra, and Arte Flamenco.
March 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. •  $20 Adults/ $10 Kids • Buy Tickets

 


 

Performances

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Baltimore Dance Project
Expanding dance with visually stunning, interactive sound, video and spoken text, Baltimore Dance Project brings together dancers, visual artists and live musicians.  Features the creative work of Doug Hamby and Carol Hess. 

February 6, 7, 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. • UMBC Performing Arts & Humanities Theatre • 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
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Baltimore County Public Schools Student Choreography Showcase
See the future of choreography as talented students from throughout Baltimore County present original works. ClancyWorks Dance Company members judge the showcase.

February 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. • Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts • 8100 Wise Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222
$5/general admission $3/students and seniors

Towson University BFA Senior Seminar Concerts
Performances by advanced dance students from Towson University's acclaimed program.
February 21 at 7:30 p.m., February 22, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. • Towson University,  Center for the Arts Dance Studio Theatre 1003 •Towson, MD 21204
$15 regular price, $5 seniors and students, Free youth tickets free for ages 12 and under. Buy tickets

Teelin Irish Dance Company
Traditional Irish step dance fuses with contemporary dance.

March 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. • Charlestown, Auditorium • 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228
$5.00 at the door,  Information: 410.737.8838 x8577

Angelina Ballerina Workshop
The popular mouse-ballerina comes to the stage.  Ideal for young children.  

March 8, 2014 at 12 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. • Towson University Center for the Arts • Osler & Cross Campus Drive, Towson, MD  21204

Dancing for a Common Ground
Common Ground Dance company presents a dancers relief fund benefit concert.

March 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  • March 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. • CCBC Dundalk Theater • 7200 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222



Dance in Film

Live Dance/Dance in Film
Free live performance by the Baltimore County Youth Ballet followed by a screening of Billy Elliot, the story of a boy's unexpected dream to dance.

February 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. • Performa at the Goron Center for Performing Arts • 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117 • Free

Dance in Film: Mad Hot Ballroom
Eleven year olds turn from reluctant dancers into cool rumba, tango, foxtrot and swing competitive dancers.  Free Presidents Day screening of a touching, funny film about a ballroom dance program for fifth graders in the New York City public schools.

February 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. • Performa at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts • 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117 • Free



Meet the Artists

Meet the Artist: Nilas Martins
Meet the choreographer, educator, and former principal with the New York City Ballet.

February 14, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. • Todd Dance Studio • Goucher College • 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson , MD 21204 • Free

Meet the Artists: Xan Burley and Alex Springer
A review in Dance Enthusiast calls their work “Humor, absurdity, quirky choreography, and numerous invitations for laughter...” Meet Xan and Alex from the Median Movement.

February 28, 2014 at 6:30pm • Todd Dance Studio • Goucher College • 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson , MD 21204 • Free



Get up, Get out, Get Dancing

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AKIMBO Uncoiled: The Traveling Feet of Ragtime
AKIMBO Uncoiled brings the fun and history of ragtime music and dancing to life.  No experience necessary! Learn ragtime social dances such as “animal dances,” “castle walk,” and “two step.”  These family-friendly, free events feature collaborations between Patrick Roulet, Towson University Percussion Ensemble, and Deep Vision Dance Company.

January 26, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Ragtime Social Dance Class for Families
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Ragtime Social Dance Class for Seniors
4:30 p.m.           The Traveling Feet of Ragtime: Live music and dance

Jewish Community Center Owings Mills • 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117 • Free

Family Dance Night: Celebrating African American choreographers
An evening of fun for the whole family!

February 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. • Campfield Early Learning Center • 6834 Alter Street, Baltimore, MD 21207 • Free

Adult Community Improvisation Jam
Calling all community members to experience the joys of movement and music in a low key, collaborative setting. The evening opens with a movement to explore. Then, the group collaboratively improvises through the use of drums, shakers, guitars, voices, and human movement.

February 8, 2014 at 6:00-9:00 p.m. • Towson University Center for the Arts, Room 1006 • Osler & Cross Campus Drive, Towson, MD  21204 • $5 Suggested Donation

Friday Night Swing Dance Club
Start with a swing lesson (great for beginners), then dance ‘til midnight to live music.

Friday nights
8:00 - 9:00 p.m., Beginning Swing Lesson, Light Refreshments
9:00 p.m. - midnight, Dance to a great band
American Legion Hall • 125 York Road, Towson, MD 21204 • $12



For Dancers

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Deep Vision Modern Dance Master Class
Intermediate/advanced modern dance classes for adults (18+) taught by Nicole A. Martinell. Classes offered in collaboration with Towson University Community Dance.

Mondays, 6:00-7:30PM
Towson University Center for the Arts, Room 1006 • Osler & Cross Campus Drive   Towson, MD  21204
$14 drop-in rate

Ballet Master Class: Nilas Martins
Ballet master class for advanced dancers and professionals

February 15, 2014 at 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Todd Dance Studio • Goucher College • 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204 • $20   Reservations 410-337-6390 or sthomson@goucher.edu

By4 Artist Workshop
By local artists and for local artists, this interactive, interdisciplinary workshop series engages performing artists and educators in the areas of audience engagement, collaborations, and creative processes. Presented by Deep Vision Dance Company.

February 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. • Towson University Center for the Arts, Room 1006 • Osler & Cross Campus Drive, Towson, MD  21204 • Free

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance Class
For pre-professional students and adults taught by a teaching artist from Company E.  Class offered in collaboration with The Moving Company Dance Center and The Collective Dance Company.
 
February 19, 2014, 7:30pm-9:00pm • The Moving Company Dance Center • 9954 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030 • Free

Contemporary Dance Master Class: Xan Burley and Alex Springer, the Median Movement
Master class for advanced dancers and professionals.

March 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Todd Dance Studio • Goucher College  • 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204 • $20   Reservations 410-337-6390 or sthomson@goucher.edu



Education

Maryland Dance Alliance
Over 300 dance students from Maryland public and private schools gather for a day of workshops, classes and performances. 

February 28, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • Gordon Center for Performing Arts • 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Company E In Residence Baltimore County Public Schools
Company E performers hold workshops, performances and classes in Baltimore County Public Schools.

February 18-20, 2014 • Various locations and times

Professional Development Session for K-12 Dance Educators with Company E
This session will focus on folkloric dance from the Philippians taught by Company E member Jason Ignacio.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn the movement and develop lesson applications for the cultural dance form.  For more information or to register, email Sonia Synkowski, BCPS Dance Resource Teacher, ssynkowski@bcps.org.  

February 18, 2014, 3:30-5:30pm • New Town High School • 4931 New Town Blvd, Owings Mills, MD • Free

 



The Art of Dance

MOVE! An Art Exhibit Celebrating the Human Figure in Motion
In honor of the Baltimore County Dance Celebration, Towson ARTS Collective features "MOVE!" an exhibit by local artists of the human figure in motion.
 
Opening reception February 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. featuring live tango dancing
Exhibit runs February 1-28, 2014 • Towson ARTS Collective 40 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD  21204 
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