BALLET THEATRE OF MARYLAND
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland and guest choreographer Alex Ossadnik explore the human condition, from a light airy romance to a quest for dominance and submission, in this weekend's performances of "Bagatelles," "The Rite of Spring" and "Postcard From Vienna." "Bagatelles," set to music by Antonin Dvorak, is an abstract ballet performed by six dancers -- Christi Bleakly, Sarah Cincotta, Kelly Hoenig, Jaime Lawton, Robert Michalski and Anmarie B. Touloumis -- who flirt with love and romance. In "The Rite of Spring," soloists Anmarie B. Touloumis, Jaime Lawton, Christi Bleakly and Sarah Cincotta, along with guest artist Bat-Erdene Udval, depict the struggle that exists between those who have power and others who grapple for it. Ossadnik, originally from Germany, based the choreography for "The Rite of Spring" on life in Germany after the fall of the Berlin wall. "Growing up in East Germany and having seen the whole power structure completely crumble . . . all of a sudden there were people who were normally in charge who had completely lost their power," Ossadnik said. "I tried to capture that in this work." The entire company performs the final piece, "Postcard From Vienna," to three waltzes by Johann Strauss. This is the last production of the Ballet Theatre's 2002-03 season, which was dedicated to late BTM founder and artistic director Edward Stewart. 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $31-$41; children, $26-$36. 410-263-2909.
"Requiem" concerts are a traditional part of Easter celebrations and this week Annapolis will host two performances in different styles and languages. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the Naval Academy Glee Club, along with the Wellesley College Choir, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Goucher College Chorus, will perform the Brahms "Requiem" at the Naval Academy's Alumni Hall. The performance is part of the Naval Academy's Distinguished Artists series. Alumni Hall, US Naval Academy, 675 Decatur Rd., Annapolis. $17-$28. For more information about the performance call 410-293-8497. Next Thursday, the Calvary United Methodist Church Choir will perform John Rutter's "Requiem" in English and Latin. The concert will be performed at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-7794.
"LIGHTHOUSES OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION"
Five Maryland and Virginia artists are exhibiting their works in the Chesapeake Photo Gallery's new exhibit "Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay Region." The show, which includes 18 pieces, will be on display through April 30. The gallery specializes in Chesapeake Bay photography and houses ongoing exhibits from artists such as late Baltimore Sun photographer Aubrey Bodine, digital artist Warren Kahle and landscape photographer Dave Hawxhurst. This month's exhibit includes works from Maryland photographers Roger Miller, Terry Olson, Pat Vojtech and Skip Willits along with Virginia photographer Starke Jett. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays, through April 30. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. Chesapeake Photo Gallery, 92 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-0050.