CCBC to Present Fall Dance Concert

The Fall Dance Concert is always a visual feast and this year is no exception. CCBC Dance Company uses this annual platform to explore new and re-staged works by faculty and guest artists. The Fall Dance Concert will be performed at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, in the Center for the Arts Theatre at CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for seniors, students, CCBC alumni, faculty and staff. Tickets are free to CCBC students with current ID. Call the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) for tickets and information.

Students featured in this year's CCBC Dance Company, under the direction of Melinda Blomquist, are: Ajia Adams of Sparrows Point, Md., DeAundre Drisdom of Aberdeen, Md., Kelsey Lewis of Randallstown, Md., Asia Mitchell of Gwynn Oak, Md., Rachel Pavlosky of Dundalk, Md., TRoy Rice of Baltimore, Md., Charles Sacco of Perry Hall, Md., Anita Samekof Nottingham, Md., and Rachel Weddington, Middle River, Md.

The Fall Dance Concert offers an eclectic musical and theatrical mix including:

· The Grass is Greener on the Other Side (2016) choreographed by Danielle Stenn and featuring Kelsey Lewis, DeAundre Drisdom and Rachel Pavolsky. Charles Sacco is the understudy.

· decayed dream (2016) choreographed by Tommy Parlon featuring the Entire company.

· RE(de)FINED (2016) choreographed by Kristi Schaffner featuring Ajia Adams, DeAundre Drisdom, Kelsey Lewis, Asia Mitchell and TRoy Rice. Rachel Pavolsky is the understudy.

· The Waltzing Dead (2016) choreographed by Asia Mitchell featuring Kelsey Lewis and Asia Mitchell.

· of things unknown, but longed for still (2016) choreographed by Melinda Blomquist with movement contributions from the dancers - Ajia Lewis, DeAundre Drisdom, Asia Mitchell, Rachel Pavlosky, TRoy Rice and Anita Samek.

In conjunction with CCBC Performing Arts' celebration of "A Year of Shakespeare," the Dance Company will perform Dancing Ophelia: Dance Works Unveil the Women of Shakespeare choreographed by guest artist Alice Howes.

· Spinning Straw featuring Kelsey Lewis, Asia Mitchell and Rachel Pavlosky

· Desdemona inspired by Othello and featuring Kelsey Lewis

· Something Borrowed: Kate and Petruchio's wedding inspired by The Taming of the Shrew and featuring Ajia Adams and TRoy Rice

· Incantation inspired by the Weird Sisters of Macbeth and featuring Ajia Adams, Kelsey Lewis and Asia Mitchell.

Howes is a dance artist and educator who serves as the director for Trajectory Dance Project, a Baltimore-based modern dance ensemble. She created these dance works which are inspired by the intriguing women of Shakespeare's plays. Ironically, Ophelia is not represented in the piece.



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