Kinetics Dance Theatre opens its 35th Anniversary Season with BODY, an evening of professional dance and celebration.
Fri, Oct 26 - 08:00 PM
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Rouse Theatre
5460 Trumpeter Road
Columbia, Maryland 21044
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Kinetics Dance Theatre kicks off it’s 35thAnniversary Season with BODY, an evening of professional dance and celebration at 8pm Friday, October 26that the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia.  Dedicated to the donors and volunteers who have helped to realize Kinetics’ mission as a non-profit throughout Howard County and beyond, BODY unveils a collection of new work and returning repertory.  In recognition of those who have given of their time to make Kinetics what it is today, an invitation is extended to all volunteers of the organization, past and present, to claim a complimentary ticket and attend the show a guest of honor.  (Volunteer tickets are available at the above ticket link).    Woven throughout the evening will be a look back at a remarkable history, and a post-show reception will offer a chance for cast members, patrons, and returning visitors to reconnect and mingle.  

BODY will feature new work by Artistic Director Lauren Tait with a working title of Chasm. The program will also welcome guest choreographer Rick Southerland, Associate Professor at Goucher College and President of the National Dance Education Organization, presenting his work Baroque Businesson the Company. Tait will also debut Until Then, a sinuous, emotionally charged duet. Kinetics Dance Theatre alum and current Board member Jennifer Dorsey returns to the stage, dancing in her quartet, Mom:me.  A poignant portrayal of motherhood, the piece peeks into a world where surprise and bursts of joy vie with repetition and tedium, and where caretaking of self and others fuse.  Tait’s Slant, a satire about bias and sensationalism, also returns.  Finally, the Kinetics Apprentice Company, newly under the direction of Franki Graham, will join the program with a new work. 

Founded in 1984 by Dorothy Fried, Keith Nichols, and Stephanie Simmons, Kinetics Dance Theatre embarked on a mission devoted to the development of contemporary dace as a vital art form within the community through performance, education, and outreach. Thirty-five years later, Kinetics is a vibrant body of artists, educators, learners, and patrons, with three parts work together to form a creative hub.  Its professional company presents conceptually engaging concert work while also dedicating a portion of its season to free and low-cost family programming in local theatres, schools, libraries, and community centers.  Its School of Dance, home to more than 800 students, emphasizes artistry alongside technique with a grounding in modern dance, a strong ballet program, and offerings in many genres for children and teens.  Programs specifically for boys, for special needs students, for adults and for other specific populations bring dance to life for those of any gender, age, or ability.  Finally, four student performing companies provide dedicated young artists non-competitive in-depth study, exposure to workshops and guest artists, and a wealth of performance opportunities both in-house and throughout the community.   

Are you a Kinetics alum or do you know someone who is?  Former students, teachers, and company dancers, or anyone interested in reconnecting or keeping apprised of anniversary season events, are encouraged to join the event mailing list by contacting Operations Director Anna Martin.  

Kinetics Dance Theatre receives support from Howard County Arts Council through a grant from the Howard County Government, the Community Foundation of Howard County, Maryland State Arts Council (on the web at, and the National Endowment for the Arts.                      
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