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UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies: Fall Faculty Dance Concert - Dance Rhythm/Sound and Space

TDPS: Fall Faculty Dance Concert, November 13-16, Dance Theatre, directed by Alvin Mayes

Dance Rhythm/Sound and Space will excite the senses. This collection of works includes creative and inventive choreography and continues the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ tradition of collaborations with composers, videographers, costume and lighting designers, musicians and other dancers.

The concert features the unique artistry of dance faculty members Adriane Fang, Sharon Mansur and Miriam Phillips.

Adriane Fang, choreographer and performer

Grains is a multi-layered work that plays with the concept of time, weaving through a shifting visual landscape built by a continual stream of sand falling from the rafters upon the stage.

At times elegant, emotionally rich, and surreal, the work employs compelling music and thought-provoking imagery to capture the attention of the audience.

Grains was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2014 Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Soleá de Edad
Miriam Phillips (La Miri), choreographer and performer
Marija Temo, music collaborator and performer

Soleá de Edad journeys through the lush topography of the Southern Spanish musical form Soleá, considered by many “the mother of flamenco forms.”

Interweaving traditional and modern flamenco styles, Soleá de Edad centers on the repetitive gestures, rhythms, and states of mind that weave through life, propelling both struggles and triumphs as they twist and turn across life changes; how embodied memory adapts and strikes out as we dance and re-dance, sing and re-play familiar passages.

variation on residue
Sharon Mansur, creator and performer
Brian Harris, video realization

variation on residue is a dance film inspired by the original live solo performance residue (2012), and will be installed in various locations both inside and outside of The Clarice.

Inspired, in part, by ‘pentimento’, an underlying trace image in a painting that has been covered over, residue marks the passage of time and remnants of memories through a spare and fragile, yet richly visual and kinetic landscape.


Interested in learning more about dance at Maryland and the faculty members who have helped to build this tradition? Visit Special Collections in Performing Arts to explore these collections of correspondence, awards, programs, articles, photographs, film, and more: 

Meriam Levine Rosen (born 1927), a choreographer, dancer, and professor who taught modern dance at the University of Maryland from 1954 until her retirement in 2009;

Larry Warren (1932-2009), a choreographer, dancer, and faculty member at the University of Maryland from 1971 until 1995 with a specialization in modern dance;

Maryland Dance Theater Collection, founded at UMD in 1971 by Dorothy Madden and Larry Warren and known for its performances of contemporary dance in the DC and Baltimore metro areas.