The Ballet Theatre of Annapolis has been selected to participate in Baltimore's Dance Commissioning and Residency Program and, and to perform at Artscape '91. This program is co-sponsored by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, and Baltimore's Festival of the Arts Inc.
In addition, BTA receives a two-week residency with nationally known American choreographer Jennifer Muller. She will create anew dance piece especially for BTA.
BTA will premier the new work during the Baltimore Arts Festival at 7:15 p.m. July 20 on the Decker Stage near the Walters Art Gallery. The Annapolis premiere of the new work will take place as part of its 1991 fall performance.
A professional since the age of 15, Muller was the principal dancer with the Jose Limon Dance Company, and spent seven years as Associate Artistic Director of the Louis Falco Dance Company. Since 1974, she has been Artistic Director of Jennifer Muller/The Works, creating over 40 pieces in collaboration with people such as Yoko Ono, Keith Jarrett, Keith Haring, and Sandro Chia.
Artscape will provide costumes, music, lighting, and company costs for the BTA performance in Baltimore.
USNA TO HAVE 'HOPE'
The U.S. Naval Academy announced that it will name its new performing arts center after comedian Bob Hope.
A hallmark of Hope's career have been his efforts over the years to entertain U.S. service men and women. From just before the World War II and most recently during Operation Desert Shield, Hope has traveled all over the world on their behalf.
The Bob Hope Performing Arts Center is housed in the new Alumni Hall, which includes rooms, concourses and entrance landings named to commemorate current
and former Navy and Marine Corps personnel who have distinguished themselves in the line of duty. In addition, the 6,000 seat auditorium has seats that have been named in honor of Naval Academy alumni, non-Naval Academy alumni, (including several enlisted personnel who have died in the line of duty)and the spouses who have traditionally supported the military.
The Alumni Hall and the Bob Hope Performing Arts Center will be dedicated during the weekend of Oct. 4-6.