The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents a concert featuring the emerging talent of the next generation of dance artists.
The program includes seven different original works, each created and performed by undergraduate students majoring in Dance as they develop their choreographic voice and vision.
Directed by TDPS Artist in Residence in Dance Christopher K. Morgan, UMoves will also feature Teetering, an ensemble dance by Morgan set on seven undergraduate dance students.
Student choreographers for the 2015 UMoves include Ariel Fortiz, Katharine Gundlach, Sanya Oluwafemi, Christina O’Brien, Sydney Parker, Devin Seldon and Celeste White. The performance also features student lighting designers Sean Patrick Forsythe, Daniel Smerglio, Rachel Spires, Aidan Walsh, Christopher Wong, student projection designer Hannah Marsh, faculty lighting designer Paul Jackson and Costume Coordination by Kelsey Hunt.
Learn more about the concert in the UMoves video preview series, and join us for this special performance!
Part One: What is UMoves?
Part Two: In the Rehearsal Studio
Part Three: In the Theatre
Review by the UMD Writers' Bloc
The performance explored a range of truths and memories. They focused on the experience of being black in the United States, learning to love, and battling with the sheer joy and terror of being.Each piece relied on repetition and relapse, the rising and falling of bodies in fluid motion, separateness, togetherness and overall precise precision.
— RAYE WEIGEL, UMD Writers' Bloc, April 29, 2015