Performing Arts at CCBC with Towson University Dance present a virtual performance by Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Mar 11, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4468 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Performing Arts at CCBC with Towson University Department of Dance will host a virtual performance by Carolyn Dorfman Dance 7 p.m. March 19 on the Community College of Baltimore County’s YouTube channel. A question and answer session with Carolyn Dorfman will follow the concert. This event is made possible with the support of National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation and Harold J. Kaplan Foundation.

Currently in its 39th season, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, based in New Jersey and New York City, is known for emotional resonance and artistic excellence in both performance and its interaction with audiences, students and community. Dorfman’s high energy, technically demanding, inter-disciplinary and intercultural approach, on the stage and in the community, explores the rich tapestry of human experience, tradition and stories. Touring nationally and internationally, her 10-member, multi-ethnic company presents immersive performance and teaching residencies that take the company into diverse communities to share art and process that can build connection and understanding. The company includes Towson University alumna Lara M. Friedman-Kats.

Before the pandemic, the CCBC Dance Company and Towson University Department of Dance was scheduled to host Carolyn Dorfman Dance for an artist residency in the fall of 2019. Instead, the dancers participated in a virtual residency with Dorfman during the Spring 2021 semester, rehearsing over Zoom. Dorfman and Company also taught four master classes for Baltimore County Public School students and an open community masterclass for 60 participants the first week of March 2021. The concert is part of a 5-year project and collaboration between Towson University and CCBC to celebrate female choreographers, diversify leadership in professional dance and to build a bridge for BCPS dance students between the two dance programs.

The March 19 program features:

Facets: A dance collage about love with excerpts of audience favorites (or soon to be) including Dorfman’s new work PRIMA!(Louis Prima), Keystone (Rufus Wainwright), Love Suite Love(Patsy Cline), Cercle d’Amour (Andy Teirstein), and Narcoleptic Lovers (Sinéad O’Connor) by Guest Choreographer, Doug Elkins.

WAVES: An eclectic celebration of movement and sound with music by cellist Jessie Reagen Mann, multi-instrumentalist and human beat boxer Pete List and recorder player Daphna Mor -“…evocative…of the domino effect where a single person can spark a revolution or a 'movement'." (BroadwayWorld.com).

Snap Crackle Pop: Dorfman’s hilarious, yet thought-provoking collaboration with Renée Jaworski, Co-Artistic Director of Pilobolus – “…a refreshing and welcome sense of humor…” (DanceViewTimes.com).

The event is free, but tickets are required. For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit https://tinyurl.com/cddinconcert.

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