Keep on Swingin’ at Clarice Smith, Dec 9 & 10

Keep on Swingin’ at Clarice Smith, Dec 9 & 10

TDPS Experimental Performance Series #2
Keep on Swingin’
December 9, 2022. 7:30PM
December 10, 2022. 2:00PM & 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Join us in-person at The Clarice! Please note that this event will not be livestreamed.

The Experimental Performance Series presents new work by students in the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. More details coming soon.

Keep on Swingin’

A personal reflection on Roxanne “Roxy” King’s childhood and the inspirations that sparked joy within the art form of tap. Keep on Swingin’ dives into Roxy’s inner world through spoken word, dance, and media inspired by her life between kindergarten to fourth grade. This piece invites the audience to feel, participate, and reflect on harsh realities of young black girls having to grow up too fast.

Free, tickets required. Click here.

TDPS Experimental Performance Series #1 at Clarice Smith, Oct 28 & 29

TDPS Experimental Performance Series #1 at Clarice Smith, Oct 28 & 29

TDPS Experimental Performance Series #1
October 28, 2022. 7:30PM
October 29, 2022. 2:00PM & 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Join us in-person at The Clarice! Please note that this event will not be livestreamed.

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents our next Experimental Performance Series production on October 28th and 29th! This installation features the following original works created, performed, and produced by students.

LivieJanae (B.A. Dance ’23): “FIXED”
“A Dance Drama. A fictional story line based on the exhausting reality of many.”

Casie Curry (B.A. Dance ’23): “A Series of Essays”
“A Series of Essays is a performance hybrid exploring different trains of thoughts from one pivotal moment. With an existential lens of life, how can someone navigate their future?”

Courtney Simmons (B.A. Theatre ’23): “A Musical Love Letter”
“A conglomerate of musical theatre songs musical theatre lovers know and love put to new lyrics. Especially made with people of color in mind, this love letter to musicals, to UMD, and to everything we students have learned here is meant to be taken with love and with a grain of salt. We aren’t taking ourselves too seriously. Have fun, enjoy the show.”

Free, tickets required. Click here.