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Howard Community College’s Arts Collective Dance Company Presents Concert March 7 to 10

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 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.

“Werkin'.... Hard!” – Aysha Upchurch, HCC dance faculty, choreographs this upbeat, hip hop work featuring the entire company.

The Design Team:
Director: Renée Brozic Barger
Assistant Director: Joan Nicholas-Walker
Light Design: Andrew Haag, Jr.
Set Design: Dave Blachowicz
Costume Design: Jessica Welch
Video and Sound Engineering: Dave Harton
Stage Management: Lacy Hall and Katie Hileman
Promotional Photography: Enoch Chan, JilliAnne Grabau, Dave Harton

The Cast:
Antonio Beverly, Amber Fedorka, Jessica Gary, Bree Hardy, Ricki Huff, Eun Ji Jung, Alyssa Keating, Jen Lang, Erin Lerew, Eddie Lovern, Paula Quinteros, Genevieve Simard, Brandon Sinclair, Madelyn Staley, Caitlyn Trapuzzano, Savannah Wilhelm, Audrey Zywiolek with guest artists Amanda Plecha and Jacqueline Tse.oward Community College’s (HCC) Counseling and Career Services Office is offering free job search workshops on March 1 and 8, 2013, from 9:30 to 11: 30 a.m. in room 302 of the college’s Rouse Company Foundation (RCF) Student Services Hall. Meetings will focus on job search strategies, writing résumés and cover letters, and interviewing and preparing for HCC’s Job Fair, which will be held on March 15. Students and community members are welcome to attend one or both sessions depending on their needs. Led by professional career counselors, the interactive sessions are ideally suited for individuals who have determined their career goals and are actively searching for jobs. Spaces will fill quickly; please call (443) 518-4855 to reserve a seat or for more information.   

About HCC
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, Laurel College Center, and Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.