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Baltimore Dance Project

BDP15-1574Thursday – Saturday, February 4, 5 & 6, at 8:00 PM
Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC’s Performing Arts and Humanities Proscenium Theatre for its 32nd year with a dynamic program, featuring the premieres of Doug Hamby’s Duet, Sandra Lacy’s mysterious new solo Lost, and Carol Hess’ reconstruction of Janet Soares’ sumptuously beautiful solo Image in Red for dancer Franki Trout. Additional works include Carol Hess’ Dolled Up, examining the interiors of five women in fancy dresses; Doug Hamby’s Second Nature, a bold, spirited work for four men; and Adrienne Clancy and Sandra Lacy’s quirky and playful duet Stalked by Time. Original scores by sound artist Timothy Nohe and composer Anna Rubin are also highlights of this program, which showcases the company’s interdisciplinary and collaborative creativity.

 

Sounding Botany BayPuccini

Visual Arts
February 8 – March 31
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Botany Bay/Kamay is one of Australia’s most significant cultural and natural sites. For many thousands of years the land adjacent to Kamay was an important source of food, place of trade, and site of spiritual importance to a number of Aboriginal clans. This location was a significant Botany Bay/Kamay is one of Australia’s most significant cultural and natural sites. This location was a significant point of both physical and cultural conflict: HMS Endeavour, the first ship carrying British explorers and colonists, landed on the southern shores of Kamay — renamed, at this time, Botany Bay — in 1770. Today, Botany Bay is an unusual clash of pristine national park land home to a diverse but delicate marine ecosystem, and heavily industrialized areas including Sydney’s main cargo seaport and the desalinization plant, oil refinery, sewer treatment facility, and miles of industrial pipelines that line the shores.

 

Sounding Botany Bay: How humans have changed a unique Australian environmentLaPerouseManStingray

Humanities Forum
Timothy Nohe, intermedia artist, professor of visual arts and director of the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), UMBC
Tuesday, February 16, 4:00 PM
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery 

Timothy Nohe will introduce audiences to the deeply woven human narrative of Botany Bay, Australia in this American debut exhibition. The artist worked in Australia from 2006-2007 while on an Australian-American Fulbright Commission Senior Scholar fellowship, and returned for intensive research residencies for the next nine years. During that time, change inexorably swept the Bay.

By walking through bush and dunes, suburban streets and industrial estates, Nohe was able to directly observe the Bay with contemplative discipline. The artist was ready to document discoveries with digital audio recorders and cameras, and comprehensive database searches in state and national libraries, and the online market eBay. Over time he became aware of seasonal and long-term rhythms accented by notes of discordant change. A world of inaudible sound was sampled via a radio frequency scanner, allowing Nohe to intercept air traffic at Sydney Airport; hydrophones captured otherwise inaudible underwater sounds in mangroves, docks and tidepools.

 

UMBC Faculty Jazz Concert

Friday, February 26, 7:30 PM
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The faculty jazz ensemble performs original compositions and arrangements by its members:

  • Tom Williams, trumpet
  • Matt Belzer, saxophone
  • Mike Noonan, vibraphone
  • Tom Lagana, guitar
  • Harry Appelman, piano
  • Tom Baldwin, bass
  • Scott Tiemann, drums

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC music majors and music faculty/staff.

The CIRCA banner photo portrays Baltimore Dance Project in performance of Light Fields. Choreography by Carol Hess; sound score by CIRCA Director Timothy Nohe; dancers portrayed in the image Jeffrey Mensah and Rachel Lum. Documentation photograph by Marlayna Demond.