The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to the renowned Cone Collection, and its permanent collection also includes American Painting and Decorative Arts, European Painting and Sculpture, Arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania, Modern and Contemporary Art, Prints, Drawings and Photographs and a stunning sculpture garden. The museum also hosts several special exhibitions, which rotate throughout the year.
Baltimore’s Full Circle Dance Company invested a full year exploring issues related to body image. The result is B.A.R.E., a performance of new works by seven choreographers, each with a unique perspective on anxieties, stereotypes, and secrets related to the body.
...Their anxieties came to light in the process of creating a project titled B.A.R.E.: Bodies, Attitudes, Reflections, EXPOSED, a collection of seven original choreographed pieces that will debut this week at the Baltimore Museum of Art. As is Full Circle’s habit, the company has been preparing for this performance for a year, and it revolves around just one theme: body image. (Past themes include race, religion, water, the unconscious, and motherhood.) Once a topic is chosen, the creative process begins. The choreographers conduct research—one looked at advertising in this case—and often hold public forums inviting the community to contribute to the conversation around a given theme. But the free-form, often emotional discussions the dancers have with one another are central to the projects....
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