Coming this February: Baltimore County Dance
At the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on October 29, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced a new joint initiative by Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Gordon Center and Baltimore County’s dance community called “Take a Leap,” a month-long Baltimore County Dance Celebration to be held during February 2014.
The first-ever Baltimore County Dance Celebration features over a month of dance performances films, workshops, artist residencies, and classes for dancers at all skill levels. Ballet, contemporary, global, ragtime, swing dance and more will be highlighted throughout the month at several locations around the county including the Gordon Center. “Many classes and performances will be free or at nominal cost, making it affordable to get out and try something new,” added County Executive Kamenetz.
Highlights of the celebration include the international troupe Company E, with a performance from their contemporary repertoire and a “Jungle Book” matinee including dancers from Towson University Community Dance. Both at the Gordon Center. Company E dancers will serve as artists in residence at ten Baltimore County middle and high schools for an entire week. “Baltimore County has gathered our rich and varied dance community together to create dozens of opportunities to ‘take a leap.’ This is a wonderful new addition to Baltimore County’s arts scene,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
AKIMBO Uncoiled from Deep Vision Dance Company in Towson will engage families and seniors in free ragtime social dance classes and interactive performances at the JCC in Owings Mills. The Baltimore Ballet and special guests will perform “A Gershwin Rhapsody” and “The Firebird;” Dance Baltimore will showcase dances from around the world; the Baltimore Dance Company will feature contemporary dance on the UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities stage, and Goucher College hosts an opportunity to meet Nilas Martins, former Principal at the New York City Ballet. And these are just some highlights – there’s more to come! “The styles and range of performances, classes and films are designed for dance lovers and performers,” said Randi Benesch, Managing Director of Arts & Culture for the Gordon Center for Performing Arts.
Next February, we hope everyone will “take a leap” and enjoy the Baltimore County Dance Celebration.
The Gordon Center For Performing Arts creates a welcoming environment that engages, educates, entertains and expands the horizons of the Baltimore community through exploration and celebration of all types of art and Jewish culture.
The Gordon Center Dance Performances
Company E in select works from the NEXT series
Saturday, February 22, 2014;
$24 in advance
$28 at the door
Watch an exciting and diverse evening of extraordinary dance by Company E, a contemporary repertory dance company based in Washington, DC. This company makes its home all around the world, focusing on international collaborations. Founded in 2011, the company is deeply committed to finding the finest repertory and emphasizes the next generation of brilliant and innovative choreography and dancers. Company E focuses on artistry and the power of art to bring awareness, enjoyment, and inspiration to artists and audiences worldwide. In this concert at the Gordon Center, Company E will present select choreography from Israel, Spain, and the U.S. from its highly acclaimed Next Series.
Company E in The Jungle Book
Sunday, February 23, 2014;
Gordon Center for Performing Arts
$10 in addvance
$12 at the door
For show details see our listing in the Family section on page….
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Call 410.667.7974 or visit baltimoreballet.org
Dance Partner Shows:
January 26, 2014
Deep Vision Dance Company
AKIMBO Uncoiled: The Traveling Feet of Ragtime
February 9, 2014
Live Dance/Dance in Film
Baltimore County Youth Ballet performance
followed by a free screening of Bunheads
February 15, 2014
Baltimore Ballet & Special Guest Artists
A Gershwin Rhapsody and The Firebird
February 17, 2014
Dance in Film: Billy Elliot
Free President’s Day Screening
February 22 and 23, 2014
NEXT Series and The Jungle Book
February 28, 2014
Maryland Dance Alliance
March 2, 2014
For more information visit www.jcc.org/gordon-center/dance-performances