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By Judith Green | November 6, 1997
The women of in good company are so egalitarian that they refuse to capitalize the name of their dance collective. They include Sandra Lacy, who is on the faculty of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Beth Davis, Pam Matthews and Mary Williford-Shade.At the Dance Place this weekend, they'll perform an assortment of solos and duets: repertory that fits the group's compact identity.The program includes "Gone By," an homage to Brahms' "Hungarian Dances" by Amy Spencer; "Two by Eartha," a solo for Lacy by Irene Hultman to songs by the sultry Eartha Kitt; "Lo and Behold" by Michael Foley, a solo for Williford-Shade; Jose Luis Bustamante's "Rain" and Mark Dendy's "Rock," a pair of duets for Lacy and Williford-Shade; and "Edge" by Boris Willis, for Matthews.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2003
Firmly rooted in early dance forms, the music of Bach remains timeless. So it's no wonder choreographer Li Chiao-Ping was inspired to create a dance based on the composer's works. The Wisconsin-based dancer/choreographer brings her company, Li Chiao-Ping Dance, to Theatre Project Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 and presents excerpts from her recent endeavor, The Bach Project. Based on Bach's unaccompanied cello suites, The Bach Project features new music by contemporary composers Ryan Smith (Suite No. 4)
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By Judith Green | August 6, 1998
"New Releases," an annual showcase of emerging choreographers sponsored by the Dance Place in Washington, contains work by four Maryland artists that has been seen this season but deserves an encore.Stephanie Powell of Morton Street Dance Center in Baltimore has created a lovely solo called "Requiem/Grant Them Rest," set to the "Pie Jesu" movement of "Requiem" by Gabriel Faure. Tony Powell (no relation) will bring "Pulse," a tough, dark work to a remorseless beat. The Silver Spring resident is the composer as well as the choreographer.
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By Judith Green | October 8, 1998
The Kennedy Center and the American Dance Festival have embarked on an imaginative project to link contemporary choreographers with contemporary jazz composers.Two of the four collaborations will be offered in October: Parsons Dance Company next week, with saxophonist Phil Woods, in "Fill the Woods With Light," and Pilobolus at the end of the month, with Maria Schneider and her orchestra, in "The Hand That Mocked, The Heart That Fed."If jazz is not your forte but imaginative collaborations are, Marta Renzi - the sister-in-law of filmmaker John Sayles, whose partner is Maggie Renzi - brings her troupe, called the Project Co., to the Dance Place this weekend.
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By Judith Green | July 23, 1998
As a choreographer, Doug Hamby rushes in where angels fear to tread.In his program at the Dance Place this weekend, Hamby and his University of Maryland, Baltimore County-based company will journey from the lyrical romance of "Quintet" (whose composer, Scott Pinder, suppports his musical gift by running the TelePrompTer on ABC-TV's "Nightline") to the exuberant and celebratory "Opus 98," with a percussion accompaniment, "Genderang Senga" by Ben Pasaribu, for brake drums, tom-toms and woodblocks, played live by Tom Goldstein of the UMBC faculty.
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By Judith Green | July 16, 1998
When she was a girl in Olney, dancer-choreographer Kimberley Hofe had a good friend who was deaf. That led to her abiding interest in American Sign Language (ASL).After taking courses in sign language at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Catonsville Community College, Hofe now works as an interpreter for the deaf at schools and hospitals.Vital Sign, the 11-member dance company she founded with Victoria Francese at UMBC, performs much of its work with ASL integrated into the fabric of the dance.
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By Judith Green | October 8, 1998
The Kennedy Center and the American Dance Festival have embarked on an imaginative project to link contemporary choreographers with contemporary jazz composers.Two of the four collaborations will be offered in October: Parsons Dance Company next week, with saxophonist Phil Woods, in "Fill the Woods With Light," and Pilobolus at the end of the month, with Maria Schneider and her orchestra, in "The Hand That Mocked, The Heart That Fed."If jazz is not your forte but imaginative collaborations are, Marta Renzi - the sister-in-law of filmmaker John Sayles, whose partner is Maggie Renzi - brings her troupe, called the Project Co., to the Dance Place this weekend.
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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 9, 1998
TAKOMA PARK -- By a mile or so, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange is now a Maryland dance company.Well-known nationally for its diverse complement of dancers and community philosophy, Lerman's longtime Washington-basedtroupe moved a year ago to a former post office in Takoma Park -- about 1,700 yards over the D.C. line.Its concert this weekend at the Dance Place, Washington's busy venue for contemporary dance, continues a long tradition. But the company also is exploring its new state, with projects in local schools and a long-term relationship, beginning next summer, with the Columbia Festival of the Arts.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2003
Firmly rooted in early dance forms, the music of Bach remains timeless. So it's no wonder choreographer Li Chiao-Ping was inspired to create a dance based on the composer's works. The Wisconsin-based dancer/choreographer brings her company, Li Chiao-Ping Dance, to Theatre Project Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 and presents excerpts from her recent endeavor, The Bach Project. Based on Bach's unaccompanied cello suites, The Bach Project features new music by contemporary composers Ryan Smith (Suite No. 4)
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By Judith Green | April 2, 1998
Dance for and by children is all over the area this weekend.For instance: Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddleduck, Tabitha Twitchit (pictured) and Squirrel Nutkin are all brought to the stage in National Ballet's "Tales of Beatrix Potter," to be performed at a time convenient to small children, 10:30 a.m. today and Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at Hallam Theater, Queen Anne Fine Arts Building, Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo.The program also includes Act II of "Swan Lake" and artistic director Pamela Moore's Iberian splash, "Capricio Espana."
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By Judith Green | August 6, 1998
"New Releases," an annual showcase of emerging choreographers sponsored by the Dance Place in Washington, contains work by four Maryland artists that has been seen this season but deserves an encore.Stephanie Powell of Morton Street Dance Center in Baltimore has created a lovely solo called "Requiem/Grant Them Rest," set to the "Pie Jesu" movement of "Requiem" by Gabriel Faure. Tony Powell (no relation) will bring "Pulse," a tough, dark work to a remorseless beat. The Silver Spring resident is the composer as well as the choreographer.
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By Judith Green | July 23, 1998
As a choreographer, Doug Hamby rushes in where angels fear to tread.In his program at the Dance Place this weekend, Hamby and his University of Maryland, Baltimore County-based company will journey from the lyrical romance of "Quintet" (whose composer, Scott Pinder, suppports his musical gift by running the TelePrompTer on ABC-TV's "Nightline") to the exuberant and celebratory "Opus 98," with a percussion accompaniment, "Genderang Senga" by Ben Pasaribu, for brake drums, tom-toms and woodblocks, played live by Tom Goldstein of the UMBC faculty.
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By Judith Green | July 16, 1998
When she was a girl in Olney, dancer-choreographer Kimberley Hofe had a good friend who was deaf. That led to her abiding interest in American Sign Language (ASL).After taking courses in sign language at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Catonsville Community College, Hofe now works as an interpreter for the deaf at schools and hospitals.Vital Sign, the 11-member dance company she founded with Victoria Francese at UMBC, performs much of its work with ASL integrated into the fabric of the dance.
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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 26, 1998
Sankofa Dance Theater never has been sedentary. But the most nomadic year in its life is officially over Sunday, when Sankofa blesses its new home with a ceremony and performance."
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By Judith Green | April 2, 1998
Dance for and by children is all over the area this weekend.For instance: Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddleduck, Tabitha Twitchit (pictured) and Squirrel Nutkin are all brought to the stage in National Ballet's "Tales of Beatrix Potter," to be performed at a time convenient to small children, 10:30 a.m. today and Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at Hallam Theater, Queen Anne Fine Arts Building, Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo.The program also includes Act II of "Swan Lake" and artistic director Pamela Moore's Iberian splash, "Capricio Espana."
FEATURES
By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 9, 1998
TAKOMA PARK -- By a mile or so, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange is now a Maryland dance company.Well-known nationally for its diverse complement of dancers and community philosophy, Lerman's longtime Washington-basedtroupe moved a year ago to a former post office in Takoma Park -- about 1,700 yards over the D.C. line.Its concert this weekend at the Dance Place, Washington's busy venue for contemporary dance, continues a long tradition. But the company also is exploring its new state, with projects in local schools and a long-term relationship, beginning next summer, with the Columbia Festival of the Arts.
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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 26, 1998
Sankofa Dance Theater never has been sedentary. But the most nomadic year in its life is officially over Sunday, when Sankofa blesses its new home with a ceremony and performance."
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September 10, 1995
* Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, Notre Dame College of Maryland. (410) 247-5320.March 16: Paco De Malaga & the Ana Martinez Dance Company.* Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, at North Charles and 31st streets. (410) 235-0100.Oct. 4: Endowment performances featuring the Moving Company, Kimberly Mackin Dance Company, Tallerico & Company and Chris Dohse/Toothmother; Oct. 15: Spanish Dance Society; in November: Nancy Wanich-Romita, the Moving Company; Nov. 11-12: Eva Anderson Dancers, Ltd.; Nov. 25: Sankofa Dance Theater.
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By Judith Green | November 6, 1997
The women of in good company are so egalitarian that they refuse to capitalize the name of their dance collective. They include Sandra Lacy, who is on the faculty of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Beth Davis, Pam Matthews and Mary Williford-Shade.At the Dance Place this weekend, they'll perform an assortment of solos and duets: repertory that fits the group's compact identity.The program includes "Gone By," an homage to Brahms' "Hungarian Dances" by Amy Spencer; "Two by Eartha," a solo for Lacy by Irene Hultman to songs by the sultry Eartha Kitt; "Lo and Behold" by Michael Foley, a solo for Williford-Shade; Jose Luis Bustamante's "Rain" and Mark Dendy's "Rock," a pair of duets for Lacy and Williford-Shade; and "Edge" by Boris Willis, for Matthews.
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