MICA has added theatrical performances to its impressive line-up of cultural events for Baltimore:
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 14, 8PM; Saturday, Jan. 15, 8 PM; Sunday, Jan. 16, 3 PM; Friday, Jan. 21, 8 PM (discounted performance day); Saturday, Jan. 22, 8 PM.; Sunday, Jan. 23, 3 PM.
WHERE: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore
TICKETS: $5, MICA students; $10, MICA faculty, staff, alumni; $15, general admission
12 is a desolate performance surrounded in atmosphere, beauty, struggle and hope. Developed at MICA by DNA Theatre, an ensemble of students, alumni, staff and faculty, 12 is an aerial theater work in which actors fly on rope, harness, trapeze, aerial cloth and hand straps, reaching, pulling and struggling through humanity’s basic theme of emotional and physical survival. A whole world and visual language is developed without a single spoken word throughout the entire 90-minute show. Based loosely on Ayn Rand’s Anthem, the story explores the relationship between people living in a dystopian society at the end of the collapse of the world’s civilizations.
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 28–Saturday, Jan. 29, 8 PM
The MICA Burlesque Troupe, founded by Marla Parker ’10, Elyza Brillantes ’10 and Sarah Ivancic ’11, celebrate costume, performance and glamour. The troupe provides students with an outlet to develop their sewing and costuming skills, the ability to develop a character through costume and performance, and a chance to express sexuality and satire through the artistic art of the striptease that is burlesque. The annual GalHause Revue showcases performances from the club ranging from classic and subdued to outrageous and shocking.
(Photos: 12: Justin Price ’11 is one of 12 performers in this aerial theater piece in MICA’s BBOX; The GalHause Revue: The Big Show: The ladies of GalHause Revue will stage their second-annual burlesque show at MICA.)