Make plans now to attend the dynamic, entertaining “Spring Migration 2011” performance of the award-winning AACC Dance Company at 8 p.m. Friday or Saturday, May 6 or 7, in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts.
Artistic Director Lynda P. Fitzgerald of Annapolis has choreographed three full company pieces for this performance. Updated and improved from 1985, “Action/Reaction” is set to the fabulous music of Benny Goodman and offers a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek piece about reactions to music, people, and situations.
The second full-company piece, “Indecision,” premiered in the fall and was recently professionally reviewed (adjudicated) at the Northeast region of the American College Dance Festival. Set to Mozart, the piece explores how indecision affects movement and, ultimately, actions. The adjudicators (reviewers) provided extensive feedback on the piece, marveling at the energy and commitment of the dancers and the humor in the choreography.
The third piece will premiere on May 6. “Apathy…Whatever…” is set to the great blues music of Kenny Davern. As the title implies, the piece is about apathy and its consequences.
The student works feature returning dancers Robbie Dinsmore (Chesapeake Beach), Shelby Jones (Millersville), Shalyce Hemby (Cheverly), Andre Hinds (Severna Park), Anwar Thomas (Severna Park) and Leonard Williams (Glen Burnie). Their choreographed pieces run the gamut from strong, light-hearted and romantic to dramatic and very physical. Melajero Williams (Cheverly) has also choreographed a piece for the concert.
Ticket sales are under way at the AACC box office at 410-777-2457 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices are $7 for students with valid AACC student ID; $10 for AACC faculty and staff, senior citizens and outside students; and $15 for the general public. Be sure to alert the box office if special accommodations are needed. The Arnold campus is at 101 College Parkway.