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AACC Dance Company Plans December Performances

Nov. 9, 2011

      Ticket sales are under way for the Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company’s dynamic fall concert, “Imprints,” which will showcase original dance pieces choreographed by a guest artist, the company director and many of the student dancers.

      The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater on the Arnold campus. The event offers open seating; arrive early to get the best seats.

      Company Artistic Director Lynda P. Fitzgerald has choreographed two full-company pieces for this performance. “Perspectives,” a Dance Company favorite, is an entertaining piece allowing the audience to view movement via different perspectives. Set to the great music of Outback, this fun piece is cleverly composed.

      Fitzgerald’s second full-company piece titled “Gotta Run!” is a trilogy that premieres this fall. The dance takes the audience through three different generations and is interwoven with three pieces of popular music. “It’s packed with subtle and not so subtle humor and attitude,” Fitzgerald said.

      Guest choreographer Torens Johnson has set a very physical, challenging piece on the full company. Johnson currently performs with ClancyWorks, is an AACC dance instructor and a former Ailey 2 company member. He demonstrates his talent in this intense piece titled “A Deadly Game of Cards,” which is set to the powerful music of John Powell.

      Student works complete the fall concert. Returning dancers Kelsey Garrett (Severn), Andre Hinds (Severna Park), Shelby Jones (Millersville), Racheal LaBonte (Arnold), Rachael Scaringe (Odenton), Anwar Thomas (Severna Park), and Leonard Williams (Glen Burnie) have contributed wonderful, creative pieces that run the gamut between strong, light-hearted, romantic, dramatic and physical pieces. New company members Chelsea Brown (Annapolis), Lianne Clark (West River), Nadje Hutchinson (Upper Marlboro) and Arrington Lassiter (Washington, D.C.) round out the talented choreographers.

      Call the AACC theater box office at 410-777-2457, email: or stop by during open hours to order and purchase tickets. Prices are $15 general admission; $10 for AACC faculty, staff, senior citizens, groups and outside students and $7 for those with valid AACC student ID.

      AACC Dance Company footage from previous shows is posted on YouTube. Search “AACC Dance Company.”

      Be sure to alert the box office if special accommodations are needed. The theater is in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.