Bessie Award winner Diedre Dawkins has been appointed to the full-time BFA Dance faculty of the Peabody Conservatory, where she will teach Horton, Graham, West African, and Afro-Fusion dance, as well as choreographing works for student performances. She has previously served in a part-time capacity during the inaugural year of the BFA Dance program at Peabody. More…
Rise Bmore, a concert event founded by faculty artist Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), is now in its fourth year and has announced the next event. On Friday, April 19, at Union Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md., Rise Bmore will present free evening of words, music, and movement in honor of Freddie Gray. At 7:00, Brittani McNeill will lead a conversation about art and activism with A Revolutionary Summer, a program that allows young women to gather and experience the creative works of Black women artist. The 8:00 concert includes music, poetry, and dance by Adashi, Binae Ali, Dance Chair danah bella, Taylor Hillary Boykins (MM ’14, Voice), Lavena Johanson (MM ’13, Cello), Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies Sean Jones, Jessie Montgomery, faculty artist Wendel Patrick, J. Pope, Tariq Touré, and the Peabody String Sinfonia.
Peabody master’s candidate Maxime Daigneault, composition, was the recipient of a Dean’s Incentive Grant in 2018. His project, Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body, will have its premiere performance on Saturday, February 9, at 2:00 pm, at Baltimore Theatre Project. The project began last semester and involved singers and dancers from the Conservatory, who explored how the voice and body work together to express our most profound emotions. The performance will be a multidisciplinary work that demonstrates how movement, voice, and improvisation can develop into meaningful scenes and ideas. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students and seniors.
Dance chair danah bella was named one of the Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch in 2018. The feature highlights the new dance program at Peabody and all of the work and experience she brings to it.
Conservatory dance chair danah bella’s work kung saan ka has been selected for the Red Rock Dance Festival Choreography Showcase 2018. The showcase will take place on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 pm at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.