About eba Programs
eba is dedicated to cultivating, promoting, and developing an understanding of and public
interest in the performing, visual and technological arts; through creation, performance, training, touring and idea sharing. Of equal importance, we endeavor to cultivate an understanding of the inherent creative potential within each of us and to integrate these creative aims with daily life.
eba began as an artist collective in 1973. From its simple beginnings, eba has grown into a multifaceted arts organization that is intrinsically woven into the artistic fabric of our Capital Region Community.
To accomplish our mission, five distinct programs presently operate under the eba umbrella:
• The eba Theater • eba Center for Dance and Fitness • Kids Dancspace @ eba
Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre • everything but anchovies Dance Theatre
eba is able to continue with the generous support of our community. Contributions are tax deductible as eba is a 501(c)(3) charity.
Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre, eba’s ensemble that creates, performs and tours American Dance Theatre regionally and internationally. The Company’s acclaimed repertoire sparks interest and enthusiasm for the art form of dance wherever they perform.
eba Center for Dance and Fitness, eba’s school for adults and teens offering dance, fitness, ethnic and theater classes in a non-competitive, NYC style studio environment.
everything but anchovies Dance Theatre, eba’s Arts-in-Education company which performs, teaches and conducts short and long term in-school residencies to bring performing arts to children. eba tailors each residency to assist teachers with education through the arts. Performances are educational, entertaining, original, and directly linked to NYS Learning Standards.
Kids Dancspace @ eba, eba’s school of creative learning where teaching artists share dance technique, dance making and performance skills with children 3 – 12. Kids Dancspace offers satellite dance programs in schools and community centers. K – 12 grade programs are available. Creative Arts Summer Day Camp for kids ages 7-12 occurs each Summer at eba.
eba Theater, the Company owned, beautiful and historic Theater on the corner of Hudson Avenue and Lark Street in Albany, New York; where all eba programs are housed. The facility includes the eba Art Gallery, curated by John Froebel, a dance studio, 200 seat theater, offices, reception area, lounge, and dressing rooms. A street level store front shop was renovated in 1997 as the new entrance to the theater, allowing for complete handicapped accessibility. The theater’s retail shop houses the attractive Lark Street Flower Market. Several community and arts groups also use the theater on a regular basis for rehearsals, meetings and functions.