Radical Movements

The 30th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase Tests the Waters of Neoteric Creativity Jan. 26

By Annamarya Scaccia

He moves slowly, deliberately.

He paints his body with a muted blue, a deconstructed question mark running the lines of his sculpted form. He searches for his voice in the mist of silence—”in a drop of water.” He lies down, the paint that consumed his body in ragged lines now one with the ground.

This is the performance—the beauty—of Jason Garcia Igancio’s “Ink Spilled in Cursive,” one of four solo works featured in the 30th Annual Choreographers’’ Showcase, a joint project of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The showcase is scheduled for Saturday, January 26 at the center, Stadium Drive & Rte. 193 in College Park, and will take place at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. A post-performance talk back will planned after both showings.

Each year, the annual judged exhibit celebrates the distinct multiplicity of an emerging generation of new artists. In addition to Igancio’s piece, the 30th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase will feature Connor Voss’s “Corroded,” Juinchi Fukuda’s “Eclosion,” and Vanessa Owen’s “Curb” as part of the solo performances. The program will also include Charli Brissey’s and Felix Cruz’s “And Frolic,” and Robert J. Priore’s “Going Nowhere, Getting Somewhere,” performed by a group of 13 dancers.

For more info, visit http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2013/choreographers-showcase#quicktabs-event_tabs=0.

30th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase

Saturday, January 26

3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Tickets: $10-$25

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre

University of Maryland

Stadium Drive and Rte. 193

College Park, MD 20742


Photo: Graham Brown (2012 Choreographers’ Showcase)
Published on Prince George’s Suite – Monday, January 14, 2012
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