The Middlesex County College Dance Ensemble will present its 13th annual spring dance concert entitled Impedimentum on Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Performing Arts Center on the College’s Edison Campus and are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person.
“The dances presented are inspired by the ideas of either being burdened by difficulty or overcoming obstacles, hence the title of our show, Impedimentum, which is Latin for obstacle,” said Aimee Mitacchione, artistic director of the ensemble and professor of dance at the College. “We are modern dance-based, occasionally branching out to other dance genres such as hip-hop, jazz, tap, contemporary and ballet. This semester the MCC Dance Team will be making a special guest appearance showcasing a contemporary dance. Once again, our dancers are overjoyed to have professional guest choreographer Lees Hummel setting a piece here at MCC. Regular audience members should make note that there will not be a Friday night performance this season. Instead, following our Saturday night concert, we will present a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.”
Student and alumni choreographers include Lauren Braconi, Tabitha Edwards, Kayelynn Gonzalez, Rodney Green Jr., Amanda Guerra, Corinne Hughes, Melissa Hurst, Charles Jones, Melissa Langholff, Nikola Palivoda, Joisa Reyes and Asia Vaganek.
“Our dancers range from advanced dancers to absolute beginners,” Professor Mitacchione said. “The MCC Dance Program prides itself on providing opportunities to a diverse group of artists who may not have otherwise been given the chance to gain performance experience. We strive to provide a professional concert that will be thought provoking and inspirational.”
To follow the MCC Dance Ensemble via social media, go to the Facebook page, “Middlesex County College Dance Department,” and click “Like.”
For more information, email Professor Mitacchione at Amitacchione@middlesexcc.edu.