Full Circle Dance Company, Baltimore City’s most visible and established professional dance ensemble, will present an original performance project in 2022 exploring what it means to have a home, to feel at home, and to be at home in our complicated world. The project, which is supported in part by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, will culminate in a weekend of performances entitled HOME: Longing and Belonging at Baltimore Theatre Project November 19 and 20, 2022.
Photo: Brion McCarthy Photography
HOME will include works by multiple choreographers from diverse backgrounds, each exploring
the theme from a different angle, including:
Home/Less: Full Circle Artistic Director Donna L. Jacobs illuminates the housing precariousness of many Americans, shining a light on how easy it is to end up unhoused and how hard it is for people on the margins to be seen. (Premiere)
The Hill: Featuring an original poem created by award-winning Baltimore poet Gayle Danley, choreographer Misty Yackshaw’s new work explores the challenges of feeling at home with ourselves as we age. With a spoken-word score and dramatic costumes, this work celebrates the power, knowledge, and creativity of older women. (Premiere)
When the Village Returns to The Yard: Hope B. Byers’s new work is centered on the homecoming tradition unique to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU). Byers highlights and honors the annual event that brings alumni home to share, along with the current students, in a celebration like no other. (Premiere)
Vows: Choreographer Jennifer Seye considers how changing laws and norms related to marriage affect who we are allowed to make a home with. First created in 2014, this work feels both timeless and timely, with new resonance in 2022.
Transient: Full Circle alum Liz Quinones reflects on the immigrant experience, including longing for a home left behind and seeking a new sense of belonging.
Inner Rites: Ohio choreographer Travis Gatling pays homage to the humble acts of domestic caretaking that bind together members of a family and household. The daily tasks of motherhood inspire the movement vocabulary of this powerful work.
Space Between: This deeply personal work by choreographer Heather Perrow portrays the moments between a message of profound loss and the realization of what it means.
Photo: Brion McCarthy Photography
Home: Longing and Belonging
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 pm
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201
We Feel Supported!
Home: Longing and Belonging is packed with original choreography, first-rate dancing, and interdisciplinary collaborations, all created in the course of one year in our home city of Baltimore. This rich artistic production is supported in part by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, by a Communities Thrive Grant from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, by a Creativity Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, and by a Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant from the Howard County Arts Council.
We are so grateful for their confidence in our work and so proud of the results.
We cannot wait to hit the stage!
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