CCBC presents world premiere of Migration as part of Baltimore Stories project

Jan 10, 2018

Internationally known choreographer and CCBC alumnus Peter Pucci unveils Migration, an original dance production created as part of the Baltimore Stories performing arts series, at CCBC. The premiere of Migration will be performed one time only, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Wellness and Athletics Center , as Pucci returns to his Baltimore roots with a dance production exploring the interconnectedness of the human experience. Pucci highlights the significance of this production in interviews on WYPR's On the Record and Comcast Newsmakers. The event is free, but tickets are required.

CCBC has commissioned Pucci to create his vision of diversity and inclusion with a group of 60 dancers set to the music of Dawn of Midi’s Dysnomia. The production of Migration will bring together dancers at different levels to choreograph through dance the unique views and perceptions of people from different backgrounds, which shape their world views based on personal experiences, language and culture. Participating dance groups include students from the CCBC Dance Company; three high schools, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, and St. Timothy’s School; the Towson University Community Dance Program; and The Collective, a Baltimore-based professional dance company.

Peter Pucci was born and raised in Baltimore. He attended CCBC, and later graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Pucci served for nine years as a member of Pilobolus Dance Theatre, where he served as principal dancer, co-choreographer, and rehearsal director. Recent theatrical productions include Master Harold and the Boys directed by Athol Fugard at the Signature Theatre; Incognito, directed by Doug Hughes Off Broadway at the Manhattan Theater Club; and A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ethan McSweeney at The Shakespeare Company in Washington, DC. Pucci has worked for 20 years as a choreographer with extensive credits in theater, ballet, modern dance, opera, fashion, and dance education.

The Migration premiere is supported, in part, by a $15,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation for Baltimore Stories, a year of programming at CCBC School of Liberal Arts, Performing Arts and Humanities focused on stories about Baltimore told through dance, music and theater. The funding supports commissioned work by artists who live or have roots in the Baltimore area.

Free tickets may be reserved at the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS (2787).