DanceWorks 2019 Taking Center Stage at UMD

Amy Adamle
Created: November 25, 2019 08:36 AM

A show featuring all styles of dance is taking center stage at UMD.  It's called DanceWorks 2019.


The show includes 18 different dances and they're primarily choreographed by the students, according to artistic director, Rebecca Katz-Harwood.

"There are a couple of faculty pieces, but this is mostly the students' creativity," Katz-Harwood said.  "There are dances in a range of different styles from ballet, to jazz, to contemporary, we have several tap pieces this year, and some of them are very light-hearted and some of them are taking on more substantial issues." 

One piece is a collaboration with students and faculty from computer science.  It showcases robots that are being developed to work with patients with dementia.  Ann Bergeron, a professor of dance, is collaborating with Dr. Arshia Khan to put it together. 

"It's going to be a little collaboration with human dances and the robots," Katz-Harwood said.

DanceWorks 2019 takes the stage December 5 through 7 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8 at 2 p.m. at the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

You can get tickets here. 


Amy Adamle

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