CCBC Fall 2015 Dance Concert comes to Catonsville Campus

Nov 12, 2015 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

11:15 a.m. on Nov. 19 and 8 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 21, Center for the Arts Theatre, CCBC Catonsville

Catonsville, Md. (Nov. 10, 2015) — The Fall 2015 Dance Concert offers a platform for CCBC Dance program students to explore new works choreographed by faculty and guest artists. The year’s Dance concert will be performed at 11:15 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 19 and at 8 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, in the Center for the Arts Theatre on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 S. Rolling Road. Tickets for the event are $8 general admission and $5 for students, seniors, CCBC faculty, staff and alumni. This event is free for current CCBC students with a CCBC ID. Tickets are available from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) or at the door.

The 2015 CCBC Dance Company includes: Ajia Adams and Tiffany Morgan of Baltimore, Md., Rachel Pavlosky of Dundalk, Md., Bobby O’Brien of Fallston, Md., Asia Mitchell of Gwynn Oak, Md., Alexa Breakiron of Joppa, Md., Rachel Weddington of Middle River, Md., Anna Gibeck and Lyselle Payne of Parkville, Md., Monae Johnson, Kelsey Lewis and Angel Stewart of Randallstown, Md., Melissa Lloyd of Rosedale, Md. and Sara Pistorio of White Marsh, Md.

The program includes the following works:
  • In Ventum (2015) — Choreographer: Melinda Blomquist, CCBC Dance Company Artistic Director - Dancers: Ajia Adams, Alexa Breakiron, Anna Gibeck, Melissa Lloyd, Rachel Pavlosky, Sara Pistorio
  • Voila! (2011) — Choreographer: Kristi Schaffner - Text: Bobby O'Brien - Dancers: Ajia Adams, Alexa Breakiron, Monae Johnson, Kelsey Lewis, Melissa Lloyd, Asia Mitchell, Rachel Pavlosky, Lyselle Payne - Understudy: Anna Gibeck
  • A Lions Lace (2015) — Choreographer: Sara Pistorio - Dancers: Alexa Breakiron, Anna Gibeck, Melissa Lloyd , Monae Johnson - This work is in partial fulfillment of the Sara Pistorio’s AFA degree requirements
  • It Takes Three (2015) — Choreographer: Linda O’Brien, Associate Director - Dancers: Alexa Breakiron, Bobby O'Brien, Rachel Pavlosky 
  • “when reality fades into the sublime” (2015) - Choreography: John Zullo, Guest Artist -- Dancers: Ajia Adams, Alexa Breakiron, Monae Johnson, Melissa Lloyd, Tiffany Morgan, Bobby O'Brien, Lyselle Payne, Sara Pistorio, Angel Stewart
  • 947 Days and A Dream (2015) — Choreographer: Linda O’Brien - Dancers: Thursday/Saturday: Kelsey Lewis, Asia Mitchell, Bobby O'Brien; Dancers: Friday: Alexa Breakiron, Bobby O'Brien, Lyselle Payne
  • "MediSIN, Part II" (2015) — Choreographer: Danielle Stenn-Guillermo - Dancers: Ajia Adams, Alexa Breakiron, Anna Gibeck, Kelsey Lewis, Asia Mitchell, Bobby O'Brien, Rachel Pavlosky, Lyselle Payne - Understudy: Rachel Weddington
  • NChiCA II (2015) — Choreographer: Alice Howes, Coppin State University – Dancers: Madison Bonaparte, I’yana McNeill
  • Landscape (2015) — Choreographer: Tommy Parlon, CCBC Dance Program Coordinator – Dancers: Ajia Adams, Alexa Breakiron, Anna Gibeck, Monae Johnson, Melissa Lloyd, Bobby O'Brien, Asia Mitchell, Tiffany Morgan, Rachel Pavlosky, Lyselle Payne, Angel Stewart, Rachel Weddington

According to Artistic Director Melinda Blomquist, “The student dancers have been rehearsing since September to prepare for this performance. Each work presents them with specific challenges in regard to movement vocabulary, emotional connection to the movement, their fellow dancers, and the audience. These dancers have grown as artists in many ways through the rehearsal process as they have worked with a diverse and talented group of choreographers. Many of the works in this performance utilize ideas and concepts from Modern dance, which comes from a tradition of pushing boundaries and exploring different ways of expressing an idea.”


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