Tag: dance

Event Pick: Warm Up Tonight at Save Your Soul

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It is 18 degrees as I write this, and it’s supposed to drop to as low as 12 degrees by 11 p.m., according to the Weather.com app on my phone. That’s really, really freaking cold.

BMA, Creative Alliance Hosting Inauguration Events Designed to Inform and De-stress

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Courtesy BMA and Creative Alliance/Facebook

In case you haven’t heard, Donald Trump becomes the leader of the free world this Friday. For those who don’t plan to travel to D.C. to celebrate or protest that this is happening, two Baltimore art institutions have designed creative events to keep you busy that day.

FKA Twigs Made a Documentary from that July Dance Workshop in Baltimore

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A still from "Baltimore Dance Project," directed by Nick Walker, Courtesy WeTransfer
A shot from “Baltimore Dance Project,” directed by Nick Walker, Courtesy WeTransfer

This past summer, English R&B singer FKA twigs came to Baltimore to perform at Pier Six Pavilion. During her stay, she connected with hundreds of Baltimoreans on a personal artistic level by offering a free dance workshop in Hollins Market the day before. The whole experience was chronicled in a new documentary called “Baltimore Dance Workshop” released today.

Flux at Baltimore Theatre Project

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Deep Vision Dance Company

catch of the day fish (2)Nothing is static. We are ever changing. That’s the premise behind this new evening of work from Deep Vision Dance Company, which will run at the Baltimore Theatre Project next weekend. The company, founded in 2011 under the artistic direction of Nicole A. Martinell focuses on work that explores emotional complexity and what Martinell calls the “strange beauty of the world around us.” Ranging from abstract to narrative work, Martinell’s choreography illustrates opposing ends of a continuum – an unfolding journey characterized by detailed characters, spiraling phrases, and a continuous ebb and flow of space. That, and it’s mesmerizing to watch.

Music from the Sole at the Creative Alliance

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COTD

catch of the day fish (2)It’s not everyday that Baltimore is host to a world premiere by internationally renowned artists. But leave it to the Creative Alliance to bring us some of the most energetic and unique performance out there– well before it hits the bigger stages of New York. This weekend, Brazilian-born tap phenom’ Leonardo (Leo) Sandoval and American bassist Gregory Richardson will perform their new collaborative work, “Music from the Sole.” It’s a work born from their experience together as street performers in New York City, drawing on a variety of influences.

Salsa Dancing Party at the MAC

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Salsa Night
catch of the day fish (2)Down at the MAC they’ve been spicing up Wednesdays ever since October 15th. The middle of the week is now the day to get your groove on with their Salsa Dance Party led by Cedric Teamer. Salsa is one of the coolest (and hottest) dance forms, and has surged in popularity here in the U.S. recently. While it can sometimes look intimidating to learn, most of the moves are remarkably simple. All it takes is a little practice, determination, and a willingness to get sucked into the rhythm and energy of the music. Oh yeah, and it’s an amazing workout, too.

The Campbell Dance Experience at Theatre Project

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Campbell Dance

catch of the day fish (2)Even for those of us who consider ourselves real culture vultures, I’m gonna bet that most of us just don’t see that much dance on the regular. We may go to plays, films, concerts and lectures, but for many, dance can be a little less on our radar. Even if we like to go out dancing, or take dance classes (Zumba, anyone?) when we think of watching dance performance, many times, our only point of reference is The Nutcracker. Luckily, you can change all that this Friday, with a special, one-night only performance at Theatre Project from The Campbell Dance Experience– some of the most remarkable contemporary dance that the city has to offer.

Aerial Arts Arena at Artscape

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Artscape

catch of the day fish (2)Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No…it’s…. an entire weekend of aerial performance! That’s right. That most exciting and special genre of performance—blending dance, theatre, circus, and well, flight, is coming to Artscape all weekend long. This year, aerialists (that’s what those death-defying trapeze and silks wielding acrobat dancers are called) have their very own venue where you can catch any number of spectacular performances all weekend long.

This Video of Baltimore Dancers Perfectly Epitomizes Summer

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Silent Groove Official Version from effervescent collective on Vimeo.

What is it that makes this video by Baltimore dance group the Effervescent Collective just so perfectly summery? Is it their crop tops? Their pastel shorts? The comfy sneakers? The rolling around in the grass? The skatepark setting? All of the above?

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