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Bowen McCauley Dance Celebrates 19th Anniversary Season

Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) celebrates its 19th anniversary season with new creative partnerships and collaborations with a host of accomplished musicians and performing artists. This year represents nearly two decades of dance making and dedication to our mission.

This season’s lineup is symbolic of BMD’s longevity as “Metro-DC’s premier contemporary dance company (The Washington Post).” Featuring the world premiere of Victory Road, inspired by the life and music of Jason Ringenberg and country rock legends Jason and The Scorchers, BMD’s 2014/2015 Season is set to include new choreography and partnerships with The Washington Ballet Studio Company, the National Chamber Ensemble, and Dance Kaleidoscope; and an exciting tour schedule that includes both regional performances and a road trip through Southern Virginia.

BMD kicks off its season on October 9 at 6:30 p.m. with the Velocity DC Dance Festival at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.  Lucy joins RAMP! for a showcase of Time and Clouds, a BMD favorite with original music by Austrian composer Wolfgang Seierl inspired by the poetry of Ferdinand Schmat, and offers an exclusive audience discussion on the artistic process. RAMP! is a free event on a first-come first-seated basis with tickets to any Velocity performance. Learn more.

The following weekend, BMD teams up with the Cantate Chamber Singers at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. on October 18 at 5:00 p.m. for a family-friendly performance of “A Fable and the Flood” featuring composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Unicorn, the Gorgan, and the Manticore—a production The Washington Post hailed in 2009 for its “wit and neoclassical grace.” The Chorus performs Benjamin Britten’s Noye Fludde with special choreography by Lucy Bowen McCauley for the “Raven” and “Dove” solos. Buy tickets!

The Washington Ballet Studio Company performs the world premiere of McCauley’s new octet created especially for them. This commissioned performance features special music – a piano trio composed by BMD’s Music Director. See the performances on October 30 at 6:30 p.m. at THEARC Theater and November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at The Washington Ballet’s England Studio Theater in Washington, D.C.

With the New Year comes a host of exciting spring performances! Join us on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere in Arlington, V.A. BMD premieres a new creation for the National Chamber Ensemble set to one of J.S. Bach’s greatest works, the Chaconne in D minor. These two Arlington organizations unite for The Three B’s for Three featuring the BMD dancers and the piano trios of Beethoven and Brahms. Buy tickets!

One week later, BMD hosts the 6th Annual Move Me Festival on March 21 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, V.A. Move Me is a FREE family-friendly celebration of arts and culture featuring performances and activities by Arts Partners from the Metro area. The festival culminates with performances by the BMD professional company and BMD’s Kenmore Junior Company.

BMD returns to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater for Victory Road – The World Premiere on April 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. BMD teams up with Jason and the Scorchers, credited by Rolling Stone Magazine for “rewriting the history of rock-n-roll in the South.” Inspired by the music of Jason Ringenberg, McCauley transforms his stories and songs into movement – a journey of hope, tragedy, and triumph. The country-punk rock band joins BMD onstage for an electrifying performance about a boy who leaves his hometown with the dream of becoming a music star in the 1980s.

“The combination of earthy, lyric-driven, guitar-based live, country rock and the elegant movements of the Bowen McCauley dancers were irresistible.” – Buzz McClain, Senior Editor at George Mason University. For information on how to purchase tickets, visit www.bmdc.org/upcoming.

On April 11, the evening continues with BMD’s Annual Soireé at The Kennedy Center’s Roof Terrace Restaurant. BMD’s signature event invites guests to eat, drink, and be merry following our Victory Road premiere. The celebration features an irresistible silent auction and the opportunity to dance and mingle with the cast. Enjoy an evening of country glam with Nashville’s finest! For more information, please contact dance@bmdc.org.

Following the weekend premiere, BMD and Jason and The Scorchers will take Victory Road, quite literally, “on the road” for a tour through Southern Virginia. Join us on our adventure and see us perform at the Pro-Art Association’s Performing Arts Center on April 19 at 3:00 p.m. at JW Adams Combined School in Pound, V.a. For updates on the tour, visit www.bmdc.org/upcoming.

In January, McCauley will return to her hometown of Indianapolis, IN to set Tableaux de Provence on Dance Kaleidoscope’s company of professional dancers. McCauley has been invited to join three other choreographers who are changing the dance world to remount their works. McCauley’s piece will be performed as part of The Next Way on May 14–17 at OneAmerica Stage at IRT in Indianapolis, IN. Tickets can be purchased online at www.dancekal.org.

For more information about the season and to purchase tickets to any of the performances mentioned above, please visit www.bmdc.org/upcoming. BMD thanks its season sponsors: Baker Tilly, Shooshan Company, The JBG Companies, Last Name Left Productions, E.G. Reinsch Companies, and LMO.

High-resolution photos are available for download.

 

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