The Middlesex County College Dance Ensemble will present its 13th annual fall dance concert entitled Dance Spectrum! on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. Both performances will be held in the Performing Arts Center on the College’s Edison Campus at 7 p.m. and are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person.
“The dances presented are each inspired by various colors such as red, blue and purple,” said Aimee Mitacchione, artistic director of the ensemble and professor of dance at the College. “Our dance company is modern dance-based, yet also branches out to other dance genres such as hip-hop, jazz, tap, contemporary and ballet. We are elated to have professional guest choreographers Lees Hummel and Erin Pride working with our dancers.”
Student and alumni choreographers include Abagail Allen, Tatyana Aponte, Leanna Cotton, Tabitha Edwards, Rodney Green Jr., Melissa Hurst, Sarah Hussain, Charles Jones, Juliette Kelliher, Melissa King, Nikola Palivoda, Melissa Langholff, Joisa Reyes, Asia Vaganek and Nicole Zygler.
“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