MERGE!: Bridging the Gap

MERGE!: Bridging the Gap Between High School to Community College to University to Professional Artist

We are continuing our collaboration with Towson University Dance Program – MERGE!: Bridging the Gap Between High School to Community College to University to Professional Artist. The project highlights prominent female artistic directors and/or choreographers in a one-week residency including restaging of choreographic works on both Towson University and Community College of Baltimore County dance majors, free masterclasses for selected Baltimore County Public High School students and the community. MERGE! will culminate in a cross-exchange performance between dance majors from both Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore County in their annual concerts. The CCBC Dance Concert will be November 11 – 13, 2021 at CCBC Dundalk, John E. Ravekes Theatre. Tickets available at www.ccbctickets.com or call Box Office 443-840-ARTS.

This program is funded in part by Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation.

Our Guest Artist for Fall 2021 is Company E. They have worked on 5 continents and 30+ countries, including 6 evening-length commissions at the Kennedy Center in DC. The company performs, teaches, and collaborates with international and national artists through the US Department of State, creating programs from Israel, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and more. Choreographer Robert J. Priore is a founding member and independent choreographer; his work has been presented in DC, NYC, Cuba, Kazakhstan, and Russia, to name a few. Managing Director Tara Compton Parson, along with CCBC Alum Kelsey Lewis, and others have restaged excerpts from Robert J. Priore’s work Voila Viola.

We are looking forward to working with several other prominent female artistic directors including Ephrat Asherie in Fall of 2022.

A multi-tiered collaboration spanning five years, Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore County are bringing the focus back to collegiate dance in Maryland with their MERGE! project. Building, Merging and Mentoring students from high school to community college to the university level in dance. We began this collaboration with Carolyn Dorfman Dance. Read more.

Special Thanks To:

CCBC President, Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis
CCBC Provost and Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Joaquin Martinez
CCBC School of Arts and Communication Dean, Dr. William Watson
The Towson University Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, Regina Carlow
CCBC Performing Arts and Humanities Chair,  Professor Nick VanHorn
CCBC Associate Professor/Artistic Director CCBC Dance Company, Melinda Blomquist
CCBC Arts Pathways Coordinator, Dr. Rebecca Ocampo
CCBC Performing Arts Director, Dr. Anne M. Lefter
CCBC Performing Arts Administrative Assistant, Johanna Lawrence
CCBC School of Arts and Communication Communications Assistant, Cathy Kratovil
CCBC Purchasing Director, James Adelman
The Towson University Department of Dance
The Towson University Community Dance is part of The College of Fine Arts and Communications
The Towson University Dance Department Chair, Catherine Horta-Hayden
The Towson University Dance Department Faculty and Community Dance

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9.11.2021
 

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