Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Previews Blog

Interested in learning more about the music, dance and theatre featured on the stages of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center? Our Previews Blog brings together resources available in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and other UMD Libraries, including recordings, films, scores, biographies, letters, reference material, and streaming audio and video. Explore our collections and learn more about the world-class performers and programs presented at The Clarice.

In The Gallery

Irmgard Bartenieff was a German-born dancer, choreographer, teacher, Labanotator, dance therapist, physical therapist, dance historian, dance ethnographer, and activist. Her work in the USA began in 1936 and continued to the founding of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in 1978.

We celebrate this Renaissance woman by exploring this period in her professional life in an interactive exhibit entitled "Irmgard Bartenieff: a Personal Journey through Dance," and honor TDPS Professor Karen Bradley for her work promoting Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis at UMD and LIMS. Step into an icosahedron, play with a Kinect, and see the historic materials on display.

Stay tuned as we roll out related events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, with the first one being a one-day symposium on November 10, 2017.