February 25, 2013
Seventh-annual dance concert features mix of new and award-winning works from guest artists and HCC faculty
Columbia, Maryland — Continuing its tradition of bringing compelling and powerful dance to the Greater Baltimore Area, the Arts Collective Dance Company (ACDC) of Howard Community College (HCC) presents its seventh annual concert March 7 to 10, 2013, in the college’s Smith Theatre. Under the direction of Renée Brozic Barger, this year’s concert features outstanding HCC student dancers and the inspiring choreography of locally and nationally recognized artists, including class="contentsmall"Murray Louis, Renée Brozic Barger, class="contentsmall"Sarah Ewing, Jen Graham, Joan Nicholas-Walker, Talani Torres, Aysha Upchurch, and Stephanie Yezek Jolivet.
Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. A post-show discussion follows the Sunday performance.
Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors, military, and groups; and $10 for students with I.D. For more information, visit www.howardcc.edu/artscollective or call HCC’s Horowitz Center’s Box Office at 443-518-1922.
Note: Parental guidance suggested. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Performed Works Include:
“Index” – Choreographed by the nationally renowned Murray Louis, restaged and directed by Alberto del Saz (New York) and coached by Marilyn Byers. “Index” is a representation of Louis’ creative process where the idea of ‘Unique Gesture’ is a profound dance concept that combines the body, mind and spirit.
“Study in Frames” – Choreographed by Talani Torres (Florida), the ACDC guest artist’s work is a representation of the concept of emotional confinement and physical boundaries explored in movement and viewed through the lens of a camera.
“Stay” – Choreographed by Renée Brozic Barger, ACDC’s director and professor and director of HCC’s dance program presents a work in which the dancing is alternately “raw and vulnerable/ tough and cruel, stark and isolating/ passionate and lush.”
“Under The Sun” – Choreographed by Joan Nicholas-Walker, ACDC’s assistant director and HCC faculty member. "A contemporary modern work that features a complex character that is uncomfortable in his role. Is the role appointed or selected?”
“Jeff, Andy, and the Business of Art” – Choreographed by ACDC guest artist S. J. Ewing (DC), “Jeff…” offers a work where the focus is on Andy Warhol and Pop Art.
“Happily Ever Laughter” – Choreographed by HCC dance instructor Stephanie Yezek Jolivet, this work is inspired by “contemporary and matrimonial bliss."
“Rise” – Choreographer Jen Graham (MD), guest artist, offers a work embarking on a journey about insecurities and anxiety.