Baltimore, MD, August 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Baltimore’s Full Circle Dance Company has invested a full year exploring controversial and provocative issues related to body image. The result of this journey is B.A.R.E., a performance of new works by seven choreographers, each with a unique perspective on anxieties, stereotypes, and secrets related to the body. B.A.R.E. will premiere November 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Race, prostitution and sexual power, the fashion industry, and even dancers’ own relationships with their primary artistic tools are among the themes investigated in the new works.
*A dance of frustration at the absurdity of “one size fits all” clothing labels. Parts of this dance take place in a department store dressing room, where efforts to find a fit reach fevered hilarity.
*A dance that considers contemporary fashion images of women as well as the story of Saartjie Bartman, the African woman exhibited in 19th-century Europe as “The Hottentot Venus.”
*A work built from the words and worries of ordinary citizens, who shared their body secrets with the choreographer via anonymous postcards.
*A moving, heart-pounding examination of the ways abuse can warp body image and strong relationships can help repair the damage.
*A layered exploration of the ways sexuality can both enslave and free women and of the power dynamics involved when women’s sexuality is exploited.
Full Circle is well-known to Baltimore audiences for technical, athletic, and moving work on such challenging themes as race, religion, and motherhood. Now in its eleventh year, the company has been a visible cultural ambassador for its home city, performing by invitation throughout Maryland and in Arizona, Virginia, Washington DC, Ohio, New York, and Connecticut.
B.A.R.E. features newly commissioned works by Ohio choreographer Travis Gatling, company director Donna L. Jacobs, Washington choreographers Hope Byers and Kakuti Lin, and Maryland choreographers Timothy Phelps, Allison Powell, and Jenny Seye. Set to a vibrant range of music, some composed specifically for this performance and some performed live, B.A.R.E. is designed to provoke, amuse, and engage its audience, uncovering emotionally powerful issues that too often remain concealed.
Full Circle Dance Company in B.A.R.E: Bodies, Attitudes, Reflections, Exposed
Date: November 4 and 5
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Baltimore Museum of Art
Tickets $20 available by credit card: http://fullcircledance.webs.com/
Cash or check only at the door.
Full Circle Dance Company is in residence at the Morton Street Dance Center, 3600 Clipper Mill, Suite 108, Baltimore, MD 21211.