NextDANCE featuring Candace Scarborough

NextDANCE featuring Candace Scarborough

September 13 & 14, 2019

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This event will last approximately 1 hour.

Experience a showcase of dance works by undergraduate and graduate students of the School of Dance, Theatre, and Performance Studies! The program includes the premiere of once as well by Candace Scarborough (BA Dance '12), the recipient of this year's Alumni Dance Commission.

once as well investigates the physical qualities of dignity, elegance, brokenness and distortion. It explores the questions: Why do we try so hard to keep up appearances when we're suffering? What happens when the facade we create begins to crack?  When fears come to the surface, do we acknowledge them, challenge them, or hide from them?

This performance is part of the NextNOW Fest Alumni Commissioning Project, which supports the creation of new works by alumni of the UMD School of Music; and the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.


  • Julia Smith - Third Person
  • Shaina Patel - Blame
  • Rose (Xinran) Qi - PRESENCE
  • Renee Gerardo - mimeomia
  • Candace Scarborough - once as well (NextNOW Fest 2019 Alumni Dance Commission)

About Candace Scarborough (BA Dance '12)
Candace Scarborough is a performer, choreographer, and teacher based in Baltimore, MD. She received a B.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park where she was a recipient of the Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship. She has performed with AndaryDance, Graham Brown, Denise Leitner, Helen Simoneau Danse, maree remalia-merrygogo and Ashley Thorndike-Youssef. Candace is currently dancing for PearsonWidrig DanceTheater and Kendra Portier.

Candace became a certified Gaga teacher in 2017 under the direction of Bosmat Nossan. She has taught Gaga/People and Gaga/Dancers classes in London, Manchester, Toronto, Atlanta, and throughout the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area. Candace’s choreography has been presented at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the Dance Exchange, Joe’s Movement Emporium, as well as Highways Performance Space and Baltimore Theater Project along with her collaborator, LA-based performance artist Samantha Mohr.