Fall MFA Dance Thesis Concert

Event Attributes

dwelling by Stacy Carlson and Hamlet by Christine Hands

MFA Dance candidates present thesis concerts of original, compelling works.

dwelling by Stacey Carlson

This multidisciplinary work explores the myriad subtleties of dwelling. What implicit meaning does the word suggest? Internal versus external, shadow against light, our perspective versus what we perceive. Spaces near and far, up and down, seen and unseen. 

The choreography uniquely intertwines dance with puppetry, projections, aerial arts and other mysterious elements.

Hamlet by Christine Hands

If Shakespeare’s Hamlet had existed in a dystopian, futuristic world, would things have turned out differently? This work of highly physical dance theater, set against fresh sci-fi-inspired design, takes on the timeless tragedy. The emotionally evocative, soul-rending choreography explores the characters’ duplicity and basic truths about the human experience, while inviting the audience to come to their own conclusions.

Accessibility: All performances will include audio description, ASL interpretation, and a pre-show touch tour beginning 1 hour and 15 minutes before show time. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets: http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2018/fall-mfa-thesis-concert