UMD Celebrates Newly-Renovated Dance Place with Site-Specific Performance

Sharon Mansur & Nick Bryson

Sharon Mansur photo by Zachary Z. Handler; Nick Bryson photo by Connor Buckley

Audience members will explore the newly-renovated Dance Place with INSERT [ ] HERE, a site-specific contemporary dance event featuring three performers from the University of Maryland community. The performance features TDPS alumna Erin Crawley-Woods (MFA Dance ’14) and current student Lynne Price (MFA Dance Candidate), as well as senior violin performance major Alexa Cantalupo, who will provide live music. Costumes were designed by Aryna Petrashenko (MFA Costume Design ’14) and Stephanie Miracle (MFA Dance ’14) and stage management was by Annie Choudhury (BA Theater ’09).

Created by D.C. artist Sharon Mansur and Ireland native Nick Bryson, the performance builds on the idea of insertion through kinetic, spatial, aural and visual realms. The intimacy created between performer and audience explores relationships between time and sensation, sight and perception and space and place.

INSERT [ ] HERE will be a “rite of passage” for a familiar, yet new performance space. The performance is supported, in part, by a University of Maryland Creative and Performing Arts Award, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts and the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Ireland.

INSERT [ ] HERE premieres Saturday, June 21 at 6:30PM & 8PM and Sunday, June 22 at 5:30PM & 7PM at Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington DC 20017. For tickets and more information, visit or call 202.269.1600. Many thanks to Dance Place for granting rehearsal space for this performance.