Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland

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Black Arm Bands

The musical collective takes visitors on a journey through Australian heritage using indigenous music performed in 11 Aboriginal languages. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
1/28

Atomos

British choreographer Wayne McGregor's modern dance performance features 10 artists, film and light show, and music by, A Winged Victory for the Sullen. At the Kay Theatre.
1/27 - 1/28

Second Season: The Weeping Philosophers

A program of two multimedia shows: Kelly Colburn's "untitled homage to my twenties in new york city;" and "My Life Has Been Like Water" by Mark Costello. At the Dance Theatre.
2/4

34th Annual Choreographers' Showcase

Founded in 1983, the dance show featuring a variety of works by choreographers from across the country. Attendees can vote for Audience Choice Award. At the Dance Theatre.
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Editorial Review

Professional and student performances in all branches of the performing arts have been brought under one roof in a new center named for Virginia painter (and University of Maryland alumna) Clarice Smith.

The six performance halls are: the 1,100-seat Concert Hall, with a single balcony, box and chorister seating; the Ina and Jack Kay Theatre, seating 650 before a proscenium stage; the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall, seating 300 on one level; the Robert and Arlene Kogod Studio Theatre, which seats 200; a 200-seat dance theater; and the Laboratory Theatre, a 100-seat, black-box facility.

The center houses the school of music, the department of theatre and the department of dance with their classrooms, rehearsal halls and library. As a result, it is a busy place during the day as well as in the evening.

The well-regarded production company of the University of Maryland will be housed here instead of the old Tawes Theatre .

The university's performance series will bring 50 events to the center each year.

-- Brad Hathaway