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AACC Dance Company Offers Evening of 'Perpetual Motion'

Nov. 4, 2010

      Ticket sales are under way for “Perpetual Motion,” the dynamic, entertaining December performance of the award-winning Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company.

      The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

      Company Artistic Director Lynda P. Fitzgerald, AACC coordinator of performing arts – dance, has choreographed two full-company pieces for this performance. “Action/Reaction” is a reconstructed work from 1985 with many updates. Set to the music of Benny Goodman, the piece is a tongue-in-cheek work about reactions to music, people and situations.

      The second full-company piece, “Indecision,” is a premier work set to Mozart. The piece explores how indecision affects movement and, ultimately, actions.

        Students’ choreographed pieces will showcase the talents of returning dancers Shalyce Hemby (Cheverly); Andre Hinds, Colleen Keck and Anwar Thomas (all of Severna Park); Kelly Lund (Arnold); Jessica Michaels and Leonard Williams (both of Glen Burnie). All have contributed strong, light-hearted, dramatic and very physical pieces to the concert. Dance Company newcomers Ashley Myers (Linthicum) and Melajero Williams (Cheverly) will perform a lovely, contemporary/modern duet.

        Guest choreographer Vincent Thomas, an associate professor of dance at Towson University, set a wonderful, intellectual and physically dynamic piece on the entire company. Providing live percussion to his piece “These Ttuths” (premiere 2010) is AACC student Erica Cornish of Baltimore, a professional African drummer and dancer.

      Thomas is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer and teacher with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University and the University of South Carolina. He has danced with Randy James Dance Works of New York and New Jersey, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange of Maryland, EDGEWORKS Dance Theater of Washington, D.C. and is currently an adjunct artist with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. Thomas is the founder of VTDance, an outlet for performance projects including solo, group and collaborative choreographic endeavors.

      For advance ticket sales, call the AACC theater box office at 410-777-2457 or email If still available the evening of the show, tickets will be sold at the door one hour before the curtain rises.

      Prices are $7 for students with valid AACC student ID; $10 for AACC faculty, staff, senior citizens and outside students and $15 for general admission. Be sure to alert the box office if special accommodations are needed. Information about the dance company is available at