|Eva Anderson's Baltimore Dance Theater, poster detail (photo collage), 1982|
|Anderson floating on air during rehearsal, 1977|
Eva Anderson’s now-retired dance company was the longest in operation in the state of Maryland, no small feat (feet?). It was also a landmark in that it was entirely woman- and African American-owned and operated, and made dance come alive for generations of Marylanders. Langsdale Special Collections’ own Angela Rodgers-Koukoui, a long time dance instructor herself, recalls being enchanted by Ms. Anderson even as a young child. Angela remembers the Baltimore Dance Theater style, under Ms. Anderson’s tutelage, as less concerned with traditional form than corporeal, seamless and the inspired embodiment of myriad cultural influences on dance.
|Ms. Anderson holding court at home, 1991. The posters in the background were recently donated |
to UB as part of Eva Anderson's Baltimore Dance Theater Collection.
|German language poster, European tour, 1980|
|Italian language poster, European tour, 1980|
|Baltimore Dance Festival, circa 1980|
|The company in the spotlight (undated photo)|