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Guest Artist Series


Guest Artist Series

The Fine Arts Department is proud to present this series of guest artists. Each year we invite Graphic Designers, Dancers, Singers, Actors, and/or other Artists to come and perform for our community. This series also serves as our Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement Program Colloquia. This series is open and free to all members of our community. Each evening will consist of a performance, presentation and/or discussion, followed by a question and answer period for our community.

This year's artists series and schedules will be updated throughout the year. Full details and artist bios will be provided for each artist. We hope you can take advantage of these great opportunities.

Check back here as we post the latest dates, times and locations of the FADE Colloquia open to the community.

Guest Artists and Dates

September 30th - RHYTHmaya Dance - Indian Classical Kathak & Bollywood

Fine Arts Guest Artist RHYTHmaya Dance

RHYTHmaya Dance 
Monday, September 30th - 7:00 pm 
Fine Arts Theatre 

Our Managing Director, Sheila Oak Maggin, will be providing an interactive dance presentation about India and its celebratory culture highlighting music and dance. We will do a brief introduction of India explaining how each different region varies with languages therefore the dances also vary. We perform and compare each form.  We will also engage the audience to teach actual steps so everyone has an opportunity to dance!

Sheila Oak Maggin, is a classical trained dancer in the Northern Indian Classical form of Kathak which dates back to 500 BCE. She was the first noted dancer to complete her formal graduation on the entire East Coast of this unique dance form in 2002.  Sheila is also a noted Bollywood, Middle Eastern, and Hip Hop trained dancer and received her minor in dance from George Mason University. She currently is a finance professional and also manages all 150 students in the Kathak and MD Bollywood branches of Rhythmaya.  www.rhythmaya.com

Fine Arts Guest Artist RHYTHmaya Dance

 

October 15th - Casey Kaleba - Stage Combat Choreography

Casey Kaleba - Stage Combat Choreography

Casey Kaleba - Stage Combat Choreography 
Tuesday, October 15th - 7:00 pm
Fine Arts Theatre

Casey Kaleba has coordinated violence for opera, television, music videos, and more than 500 productions with professional, community, and academic theatres. That work includes arranging fights at the Guthrie Theatre, Spoleto Festival USA , Ford's Theatre, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera, and Olney Theatre Center.  Casey has staged fights for knights, musketeers, princesses, zombies, wolves, pirates, ninjas, and at least one alien tentacle.  Recently he has served as the audition choreographer for Marvel Universe Live and worked for several years smashing things with swords on the YouTube show Men At Arms: Reforged.
www.toothandclawcombat.com 
Tweet me @ToothClawCombat

Next Up:
As You Like It with the National Players
Fences at Ford's Theatre
Shakespeare's History Rep with Brave Spirits Theatre
La Vida es Sueno at GALA Hispanic Theatre

Casey Kaleba - Stage Combat Choreography  Zorro

January 15th - BRAHIM! Featuring BMHS Alum Tyrone Allen '13

BRAHIM! Band - featuring Tyrone Allen '13

BRAHIM! Band - featuring Tyrone Allen (BMHS Class of 2013)
Wednesday, January 15th - 7:00 pm
Fine Arts Theatre

Formed in Rochester, NY, BRAHIM! is a fusion octet. The music includes as much improvisation as composition, not limited to vocals,  DJing, horns, rapping, and or the band’s two drummers. Abe Nouri fronts the band while singing, playing trombone, and the occasional synthesizer. BMHS alumni Tyrone Allen plays bass, synthesizer and contributes compositions to the band. After graduating from BMHS, Tyrone went to Eastman School of Music where he met most of the members of the band.
Tyrone graduated from BMHS in 2013, and went on to study classical and jazz bass at Eastman. From there he received his Masters degree from the Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Tyrone now resides in Brooklyn, NY where he is a full-time musician. 

BRAHIM! Band - featuring Tyrone Allen '13

January 30th - Cindy Berry Sullivan - Artist

Cindy Berry Sullivan - Artist

Cindy Berry Sullivan - Artist 
Thursday, January 30th - 7:00 pm
Fine Arts Theatre

There is an energy I hope to convey in my paintings and drawings that I imagine is similar to the energy musicians hope to convey to their listeners.  Much of my work is created with a soundtrack for the piece as inspiration.
Each painting is begun with an urge to physically interpret the visual and the emotional through the materiality of oil paint.

Each mark on the canvas, whether controlled or accidental, is met with a countermove based on the outcome.

Though born with a hand tremor I have learned to use my hand movement FOR me to support my expressive style and intuitive use of color.
I hope the work "moves" you!  

www.cindyberrysullivan.com

Cindy Berry Sullivan - Artist

 

February 10th - FADE Senior Showcase

Senior FADE Showcase

FADE Senior Showcase
Monday, February 10 - 7:00 pm
Fine Arts Theatre
Free & Open to the Public 

This event will feature our current senior members of the FADE Program, as they showcase their primary focus in the arts. This is a wonderful evening to celebrate the hard work, dedication, and talented of our senior class. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre. 

February 26th - Alvin Ailey II - BMHS Alum Alisha Peek '14

Alisha Peek - Alvin Ailey II & BMHS Alum

Alisha Peek - Alvin Ailey II & BMHS Alum
Wednesday, February 26th - 7:00 pm
Fine Arts Theatre
Free & Open to the Public

Alisha Rena Peek '14 of Upper Marlboro, Maryland is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. She began her formal dance training at the Washington School of Ballet and later went on to train at Dance Theatre of Harlem Kennedy Center Residency, Kirov Ballet Academy, and The Art of Technique with Troy D. Brown.

Alisha Peek - Alvin Ailey II & BMHS Alum

As a scholarship student, Ms. Peek attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and The Ailey School. She also appeared in the new FX series Pose and has worked with choreographers such as Robert Battle, Uri Sands, Marcus Jarrell Willis, Bradley Shelver, and Darshan Bhuller. This is Ms. Peek’s second season with Ailey II.

Since Alisha has left Bishop McNamara she has not only been touring with Ailey II, but she has been giving back to her community by teaching workshops when she is home. Her mission is to inspire the next generation of dancers to shoot for the stars, because anything is possible.