Community College of Baltimore County presents DESTINATION BALTIMORE, 12/9
Community College of Baltimore County presents the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble in the production of Destination: Baltimore, a two-set theatre performance in celebration of the music and dance at the roots of Baltimore's multicultural history. Destination: Baltimore will be performed at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 at CCBC Catonsville, Center for the Arts Theatre, 800 South Rolling Road.
Destination: Baltimore features stories of the people who settled in Baltimore in search of a better life, including the diverse dance and song rhythms that resonate with many cultures and have surely moved many feet. A family-friendly show, Destination: Baltimore celebrates the varied communities which make up Baltimore's rich heritage, from colonial times to the present.
Baltimore's ethnic and musical history is illustrated in Destination: Baltimore through the talents of some of the best American musicians in the country, including headliner
Baakari Wilder (Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk), who will pay homage to Baltimore's legendary hoofers "Baby Laurence" Jackson and James "Buster" Brown. The rousing performances will also feature Grammy-award winning Mark Schatz, multi-instrumentalist Danny Knicely, Baltimore's own legendary fiddler Jon Glik, and Footworks' founding director, Eileen Carson, who will sing lead vocals. The show will feature traditional African and Irish music, as well as bluegrass, swing, and the blues, and also will showcase clogging, swing dance, early jazz and tap.
The performance of Destination: Baltimore is supported by a Maryland Touring Grant from the
Maryland State Arts Council and is presented as part of Baltimore Stories, a year of programming at CCBC School of Liberal Arts, Performing Arts and Humanities focused on the Baltimore region.
Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for seniors, students, CCBC faculty, staff and alumni; free to current CCBC students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS (2787), or online at TicketReturn.com Box Office.