Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center Presents ARTS ALIVE: MASTERPIECES IN MOTION
Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center (MMPAC) invites you to experience Arts Alive: Masterpieces in Motion on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the JB Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College. Witness this dynamic student dance and theater company performance, featuring repertory inspired by paintings, sculptures, and photography currently on exhibit at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Md.:
•Yellow Moon is an uplifting, tranquil piece showcasing the dancers’ fluidity and artistry, inspired by Edward J. Steichen’s oil painting, which displays the colors and mood of an early sunrise.
•Portrait of Elizabeth Tasker Lowndes is a contemplative monologue presented by Genevieve Resnik, based on the life and legacy of a local entrepreneur from the late 1800s.
•Berlin by Overnight is inspired by the musical collaboration between Daniel Hope and Jochen Carl, exploring the athleticism and musicality of movement while creating a moving visual piece of art.
•1,000 Cranes is a hauntingly beautiful scene between two young friends in Hiroshima a generation after the bombing which caused the prevalence of leukemia, a cancer that ends their innocence as well as one of their lives.
Arts Alive: Masterpieces in Motion includes performers from Acting Up and Dance FX, the pre-professional theater and dance companies at MMPAC. These dedicated young dancers, singers and actors are eager to entertain audience members as they bring art to life, in keeping with this season’s studio theme, Artistry on the Edge. Students were also charged with managing many of the concert’s behind-the-scenes production elements.
Tickets for this performance are available at either MMPAC location prior to the performance or at the JBK Theater on the day of the performance for ten dollars each. To reserve tickets in advance, please call the MMPAC Frederick studio office at 301-694-5105.
MMPAC specializes in teaching dance and theater to students of all ages and abilities. Children who grow up with dance and theater in their lives develop valuable communications skills, trust, and confidence that lead to success. Excellence in arts education and giving back to the community are central to the MMPAC philosophy. MMPAC has two convenient studio locations in Frederick at 5901 Enterprise Court and in New Market at 12 West Main Street. MMPAC offers a full range of performing arts classes. For more information, please call 301-694-5105 or visit mmpac.com.
Photo Caption: Dance FX Members from left to right, Madison Cummings, Noah Price, Nealy Monti, Maggie Adams, Solana Rios, Tessa Flora, and Danni Haynes. Photo Credit: David Price