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Earth, Wind and the Baltimore Fire

Earth, Wind and the Baltimore Fire

August 2004, Patterson Park

 

Fluid Movement heated up the 100th anniversary of the Baltimore Fire, recasting the conflagration as a funktastic flamenco-flavored fantasy.

Our very historical version of the famous blaze featured flamenco-ing flames, tangoing dancers with fans of fire, wee waterdrops from the Baltimore City Carrera Program, and Fluid Movement’s trademark campy fun.

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BUGS Circus

BUGS Circus

February 2004

In partnership with Living Classrooms Foundation’s BUGS After School Program with assistance from Ringling trained clown, Greg May, Fluid Movement staged an insect-themed circus show with 40 inner city 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

This adorable and talented cast acted out such parts as praying mantises on stilts, jumproping flies about to be caught in a spider’s web, dung beetles on rolling globes, juggling fireflies in glowing black light and a troupe of clowning bumble bees! The show helped raise money for Baltimore Family Services’ Emergency Shelter.

Go-Go Pirate Show

Go-Go Pirate Show

June 2003

Ahoy! FM’s elaborate interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island, was staged aboard the historice USS Constellation in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor with live original music by The Landlubbers (Snackie Hillman and Eddie Chabot) and go-go dance instruction provided by The World Famous Pontani Sisters. Our mod take on the literary classic recounts the tale of Long Johns Silver organizing a mutiny in order to plunder island treasure for himself. Tables turn, songs are sung, dances are danced and good triumphs in the end, with everyone learning a valuable lesson and Ben Gunn being reunited with his oft-fantasized-of-snack-food: American Cheese.

1001 Freudian Nights: A Biography in Bellydance

1001 Freudian Nights: A Biography in Bellydance

2002

In 1939, Dr. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, committed physician-assisted suicide after a long battle with mouth cancer. Our performance is what might have flashed through his mind before the final, lethal dose of morphine sent him into that long goodnight.

Nessie on Wheels: The Legend of the Loch Ness Monster

Nessie on Wheels: The Legend of the Loch Ness Monster

October 2001

Fluid Movement’s third creepy, extravagant, outdoor, roller skating production rolled into Patterson Park to the delight of hundreds of audience members! The eerie show explored the enduring myth of Nessie, Scotland’s infamous monster of the Loch.

Romancing the Cones

Romancing the Cones

2001

Fluid Movement was commissioned to perform “Romancing the Cones“ on the occassion of the grand reopening of the world famous Cone Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Early in the 20th century, two Baltimore sisters—Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone—selected one of the most important art collections in the world. They visited the Paris studios of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, and acquired an exceptional collection of art, which they displayed in their Baltimore apartments. In “Romancing the Cones“ Dr Claribel and Miss Etta Cone are led by Henri Matisse into a colorful world of art. Paintings come to life and appear before their very eyes, bringing delight, movement, smiles, and intellectual satsifaction.

Frankenstein on Wheels

Frankenstein on Wheels

October 2000

On Halloween weekend, Fluid Movement entertained over 1,300 spectators with its roller skating extravaganza, “Frankenstein on Wheels,“ a zany interpretation of Mary Shelly’s gothic novel about a science experiment gone awry (very, very awry).

Tchotchke Follies

Tchotchke Follies

2000

Tchotchke Follies reinterpreted some of the greatest moments of stage and screen as a puppet show for adults. This production featured a cast of salt and pepper shaker stars in elaborate miniature sets. Fluid Movement brought knick-knacks to life in moments of high drama, pathos, and comedy. The greats of early film and vaudeville were paid loving tribute… Al Jolson? Fanny Brice? The Ziegfield Girls? Yes, and more!
Tchotchke Follies was staged at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, and complimented the Tchotchkes! Treasures of the Family Museum exhibition at the museum.

Hoe-Down in Hades

Hoe-Down in Hades

Fluid Movement interpreted the classical Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a Country-Western dance performance. The swirling chaos of Hades was recreated as a square-dance complete with rustling petticoats, tapping cowboy boots, and demon’s horns (or were those longhorns?). In the myth Orpheus, the noble Greek musician, travels to the underworld to rescue his wife Eurydice from the clutches of Pluto. Orpheus is challenged and tried at every twist and turn.

Hoe-Down in Hades was originally commissioned by the Delaware Art Museum, and was performed May 6, 2000 in Wilmington, Delaware. Hoe-Down in Hades made its Baltimore debut at the Artscape festival on July 22nd and 23rd, 2000.

Poe on Wheels: The Masque of the Red Death

Poe on Wheels: The Masque of the Red Death

Halloween 1999

Following right on the heels of our swimming success, Fluid Movement organized a Halloween show based on writing by Baltimore’s favorite morbid bard, Edgar Allen Poe. The performance was based upon The Masque of the Red Death, in which a group of decadent, wealthy people, as yet untouched by a plague spread by rats, gather for a masquerade ball to celebrate their good fortune. In the end of course, an uninvited guest spoils their fun. In this case Death arrives at Patterson Park’s Pulaski Monument on a skateboard.

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