MTPA Presents Orange Grove Dance’s World Premiere Of “Still Standing”


For four evenings in November, Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts’ StageOne  Park Place in Annapolis will be transformed by Orange Grove Dance (OGD) into a live, socially-distanced performance, “Still Standing,” featuring a vivid light installation that gently reflects the adjacent Annapolis National Cemetery. With the audience viewing from MTPA’s Veterans Overlook, OGD will bring its trademark virtuosic athleticism and the alluring music of composer Dylan Glatthorn to this surreal luminescent landscape designed by acclaimed lighting designer Peter Leibold.

This event will introduce many to the Annapolis National Cemetery. This cemetery was established in 1862 by Abraham Lincoln to accommodate Civil War Union soldiers who died at Camp Parole, outside Annapolis. After the Civil War, the cemetery was occasionally used for other brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the U.S., with the most recent interment in 2005. The dancers will utilize more than 100 wireless lighting units, creating a grid of light, memory and hope that mirrors the precise rows of the gravestones that sprawl across the horizon. Each dancer and light will serve as a reminder of the importance of casting our lights together during times of darkness.

Performance dates are November 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 6:00pm and 7:00pm at 3 Park Place in Annapolis. Tickets are $30 per person.

MTPA and Orange Grove Dance will offer a special Veterans Day performance on November 11 at 6:00pm. Admission will be free for veterans and Anne Arundel County Public Schools students. Attendees must register prior to the event. Contact MTPA’s director of programming, Jemma Lehner, at

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