DanceWorks 2020Rebecca Katz Harwood & Matthew Wagner, Artistic Directors
December 17, 18, 19 & 20
FREE Open streaming 7 pm Thurs., Dec. 17 - 11:59 pm Sun., Dec. 20
We're still dancing! Join us online to celebrate movement, creativity and resilience. Faculty and student choreographers will premiere original camera dances filmed in a range of styles and locations.
Click this link for the Guide to Watching DanceWorks 2020
DanceWorks 2020 Co-Artistic Director Matthew Wagner spoke recently with My95.7 radio host Rich Cannata about UMD Theatre's production.
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Live Watch PartyJoin us on Zoom for chat and camaraderie while watching
Optional talkback immediately following the show.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 7 pm
Watch DanceWorks 2020
December 17, 2020 | 7pm - December 20, 2020 | 11:59pm
DanceWorks 2020 Program
Directors' Note, Spotlight on the Guest Artist, The Production Team,
The Crew, Cast & Choreographers, The Program
Guest Artist: BRYN COHN
Described as having “a brilliant mind” (Dance Enthusiast), Bryn Cohn is an award-winning choreographer, filmmaker, movement director, educator and the artistic director of Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC + A). BC + A has been presented by Jacob’s Pillow, Danspace Project, Bryant Park, Hudson Valley Dance Festival, McCallum Theatre’s Choreography Competition, 92nd Street Y, REDCAT Theatre and Los Angeles Dance Festival. She has received funding from Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Actors Fund, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, SILO Residency through DanceNOW, Alfred Z Soloman Trust, The Field and was named Inception to Exhibition’s “Fan Favorite” based on 5,000 votes.
Cohn was nominated for a Princess Grace Fellowship in Choreography. She won REGALIA, a choreography competition on Repertory Dance Theatre and received a commission. Cohn participated in the New Directions Choreography Lab at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a residency supported by the Ford Foundation. She has been commissioned by BalletCollective (dancers of New York City Ballet), Louis Vuitton, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Backhaus Dance, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance, Youth America Grand Prix, Jacksonville Dance Theater, Smartwater, Big Muddy Dance Company, Texas Woman's University, Alma College, University at Buffalo and California State University, Fullerton. Her work was selected for the gala at American College Dance Association in 2019. Cohn received a feature in Dance Teacher Magazine. She has served on faculty at AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Studio School, Gibney, Rutgers University, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles Ballet and Peridance. Cohn has taught master classes at CalArts, Temple University, Cornish College of the Arts, Velocity Dance Center, Shenandoah University, Broadway Dance Center, Axis Connect and 10 Hairy Legs. Her paper was published by The Dancer Citizen. Cohn has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Composition from California Institute and was recently honored as distinguished alumna. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a High Honors, Chancellor’s Award and Regent’s Award recipient.