BFA Dance musician Shodekeh will become the first hip-hop artist in Maryland to have their work archived and first beatboxer in the world to have a special collection dedicated to their work when Towson University opens “Ideations of Potential: Shodekeh’s Innovation Lab or Embodied Scholarship & Hip Hop Imagination.” The collection serves as a capstone project for Shodekeh’s time as innovator-in-residence at TU.
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Kelly Hirina will join the Peabody Conservatory Dance faculty as interim instructor during the 2021-22 academic year. She will teach classes including Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, and Rehearsal & Performance Collaboration. More…
The Peabody BFA Dance program was named one of “The Top 20 BFA Dance Programs for 2020-21” by OnStage Blog citing the program’s “interdisciplinary perspective to immerse students in the critical study of movement, bodies, and society that accounts for historical and socio-cultural tensions on and off the stage.”
Dance BFA students Rush Johnston’s solo “Nothingness” and Zoë Payne’s “-back again-” were presented in the Werner Independent Choreographer Showcase, College Edition in November.
BFA Dance musician Shodekeh and Recording Arts faculty artist Wendel Patrick are featured on “Traveler,” the first single from Tuvan throat-singer Bady Dorzhu Ondar’s debut album. The album was recorded at WTMD in fall 2019 and the music video illustrations were created by MICA animation students.