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Multi-disciplinary Art Performance in Beuys Park
Tim Nohe and Graduate Students Dance Performance
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 // 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Beuys Sculpture Park, UMBC

Thirty Oaks is a site-specific work that celebrates the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park with dance, improvised music and costumes. The work was part of Creative Acts, which presented site specific dance and music in the park.

Thirty Oaks joined choreographer Meghan Flanigan, sound artist Timothy Nohe, and visual artist Antoinette Suiter in a multidisciplinary collaboration involving UMBC dance students and Baltimore musicians Rose Hammer Burt, Tiffany DeFoe, John Dierker and Will Redman.

The work sets a dialogue between the human instinct to preserve and enjoy nature while also transforming and polluting it. The audience was invited to inhabit the park with the performers, enjoying the setting as well as the performance. The work was performed October 21, 2010 and will be presented again on April 28th, 2011.

Meghan Flanigan was the director and choreographer of the work. Timothy Nohe directed the musicians and made percussion instruments from recycled trash gathered from UMBC. Visual artist Antoinette Suiter created sculptural costumes and sets for the project. Meghan and Antoinette are both graduate students in the Imaging & Digital Arts MFA program, and Timothy Nohe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts. The dancers are Kate Brundrett, Ravae Duhaney, Josephine N. Kalema, Emily Kimak and Franki Trout.

The October, 2010 performance may be viewed at the youtube link above.