Still kicking

June 11, 1998|By Judith Green

Kinetics Dance Theater, once a lively producer of contemporary dance in Howard County, has had its troubles in the past year. After founder-artistic director Dorothy Fried became ill, most of the dancers moved to the Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson and renamed themselves Surge Dance Company.

Several interim directors later, a committee of concerned parents decided to keep Kinetics' school going and restart the performance group. The spring showcase on Saturday is an assertion of health for both.

The children of the school, under Cara Anderson Etris, will perform a program called "A Dancer's Library," with pieces filed under history, geography, business, reference, fiction and all the other sections of your local public library.

Kinetics, under new director Priscilla Kaufhold, will do a program called "Dance Weave," in honor of the guest artists who will share the evening to create a tapestry of dance. These include Dimitra Neonakis, Julie Peoples of Doug Hamby Dance, Magira Ross of Morton Street Dance Center and Vital Sign, a just-formed company of dancers from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Kinetics will perform "The Crunch," a work about our overscheduled lives, to the accompaniment of a time management consultant's motivational tape; "Soundings," a suite about the oceans and its inhabitants; and "Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud," a bluegrass lament by Washington singer/songwriter Wayne Jones. All are choreographed by Kaufhold.

The school will perform its recital at 6 p.m., Kinetics and guest artists at 8 p.m. Saturday at Mount St. Joseph High School, 4403 Frederick Ave., Baltimore. Tickets for Kinetics are $8, students/seniors $5. Call: 410-480-1686.

Pub Date: 6/11/98

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