Emotionally charged, provocative dance hits the University of Maryland, Baltimore County theater Wednesday and continues through Feb. 19, with performances by the resident Phoenix Dance Company. New modern-dance work by choreographer Doug Hamby and video-dance work by choreographer Carol Hess and visual-arts professor Vin Grabill will premiere. Professor Sandra Lacy performs the reflective and kinetic "Dissolve," a solo piece choreographed by Jeanine Dunning. Video images combine with live dance in "Point of Departure," choreographed by Hess. And dance, video and sound mesh in "Calamus," a piece by Hamby, visual arts professor Steve Bradley and Deborah Gorski, an imaging and digital art graduate student.
Performances take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 16-19 at the UMBC Theater, 1000 Hilltop Circle. $10; $6 students and seniors. Call 410-455-6240 for reservations.