See the vitality and energy of a solo modern dance performance Tuesday, Oct. 19, when Washington, D.C. native Tommy Parlon performs a lunchtime concert at Anne Arundel Community College.
The 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. free concert is sponsored by the college’s Cultural Events Committee and takes place in the Humanities Building Room 112 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. It will include some audience participation and, after his performance, Parlon welcomes questions from the audience about his dance career.
Parlon, who teaches dance part time at the college, is the artistic director of Tommy Parlon Dance Projects in Washington, D.C. and the artistic associate of Ground Zero Dance in Richmond, Va. He also serves on the board of the Maryland Council for Dance.
He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance, majoring in choreography and technology, from Arizona State University. The Maryland State Arts Council awarded him an Individual Artist Award in Solo Dance Performance in 2004.
Before forming his own modern dance company, Parlon danced in New York City with J. Fregalette Janson Dance, Centaur Dance Theatre, Beyondance Inc! and the Paris-based multimedia performance art company, FIASCO. He also was an assistant professor of dance at Kent State University for four years.
Parlon has collaborated with other artists, including a two-year multimedia performance project with the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University, “Falling to Earth.” Among those who have commissioned his choreography are Incidents Physical Theater of New York City, NEW ARTiculations in Tucson, Ariz., Lansing Chamber Dance in Michigan and numerous colleges throughout the United States.
For information, call 410-777-7021. Call the disability support services, 410-777-2307 or Maryland Relay 711, at least 72 hours in advance if you or someone in your group needs special accommodations.