ClancyWorks Dance Company and Coppin State University Dance Ensemble presents MILLENIAL MOTIONS

Coppin State University Repertory Dance Ensemble and ClancyWorks Dance Company team up for an evening of choreographic impact, April 23rd at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore. This collaborative, contemporary dance performance draws on millennial perceptions from dancers and choreographers hailing from Coppin State University, ClancyWorks Dance Company, and Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, in order to advance positive social action in the Baltimore community.

Inspired by the quote of Ossie Davis, "Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change -- it can not only move us, it makes us move", Millennial Motions will explore the ability to respond to change as it impacts them. This performance highlights the interest to use dance as a catalyst to bring different generations of dancers together in a spirit of celebrating dreams and possibilities.

About the Companies

The Coppin State University Department of Dance, housed in the Humanities Department, offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance. Through its courses in performance and contemplative studies, the program offers intense technical and performance training as well as the knowledge and practices that will support them as "mindful reflective" artists in the field. Dance majors learn about the significance of dance as a cultural art form and experience its capacity to create and build community. The dance faculty consists of artists, educators and scholars who are committed to providing the student with a comprehensive and diverse core-training curriculum in dance and research with a focus on contemplative studies in movement. This season Coppin State University welcomes two guest artist whose work will be featured in Millennial Motions. Tarik O'Meally, a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and Baltimore native Elizabeth Terschuur, who is a graduate of Towson University and University of California - Los Angeles.

For more information on the Coppin State Dance Program and the Coppin State Dance Company: http://www.coppin.edu/dance

ClancyWorks Dance Company is a non-profit Dance Company that has been an active member of the Baltimore Dance Community since our company's inception in 2001. ClancyWorks is committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals in various communities by using the arts as a vehicle to develop mutual understanding and to advance positive social action. Touted by the Washington Post, Executive Director Adrienne Clancy's work is "a tour de force of unpredictable partnering" and has earned a reputation for award winning educational programs as well as nuanced partnering work that is simultaneously athletically physical and philosophically driven by questions. "When Adrienne Clancy hits a wall, literally or figuratively, she doesn't retreat. She climbs it." (Washington Post). On the program ClancyWorks will present three dances. One is a world premier by guest artist Adriane Fang. Fang is an active member of the Greater Washington, D.C. dance community and was a principal dancer for Doug Varone Dancers for 10 years. During her tenure with Doug Varone, Adriane Fang was awarded a NY Bessie award for her stunning performances. Catching Dreams, choreographed by Adrienne Clancy, will also be on the program and asks how might we continue to hold onto simple ideas and aspirations in a world that moves so quickly and is becoming so complex? How can we ensure that our dreams do not transform into our nightmares?

In addition, ClancyWorks members will create two new works with Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts Dance Companies, who will get a chance to present their fantastic dancing while at the same time gleaning the experience from professionals and networking with university colleagues. It is sure to be a festival of dance and community making!

For more information about ClancyWorks Dance Company: www.ClancyWorks.org

Millennial Motions
April 23 @ 6:00pm
Tickets:
General Admission - $23
Seniors/Artists/Military - $18
Students - $13
Box Office: 410-752-8558
Ticket link: https://theatreproject.ticketspice.com/millennial-motions



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