Camille A. Brown: A visual history of social dance in 25 moves

Lovely (only 4 minutes) TED Studio Talk with
Camille A. Brown, Choreographer and educator
Camille A. Brown leads her dance company through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional, that connect history with contemporary culture. Full bio
Why do we dance? African-American social dances started as a way for enslaved Africans to keep cultural traditions alive and retain a sense of inner freedom. They remain an affirmation of identity and independence. In this electric demonstration, packed with live performances, choreographer, educator and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown explores what happens when communities let loose and express themselves by dancing together.

Several Events Taking Place @ GCC

 

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Are as follows….

FORENSICS TEAM CAMPUS SHOWCASE

Wednesday May 4th 3:30-5:30

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This event will feature team performances and will be open to the campus and community to attend.

STUDY FEAST

Wednesday May 4th 6-10pm

SU-104

Free food, school supplies and tutoring to aid in a smooth end to the semester

PERCUSSION CONCERT

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

Performances by the GCC Percussion Ensemble. Directed by Dr. D. Nottingham.

Free & open to the public.

PIANO CONCERT

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

Performances by the GCC piano studio.

Directed by Dr. Christina Eide

Free & open to the public

GAUCHO AWARDS FOR THEATRE EXCELLENCE

Friday, May 6, 2016, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m

Performing Arts Center

The Glendale Community College Delta Psi Omega Drama Club recognizes the quality of excellence in the areas of performance, design, and technical achievements during the current theatrical season. Productions that will be in contention for recognition include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The 39 Steps, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, and The Glass Menagerie. A scene from each play, as well as other acts, will be performed.  New students will be inducted into the national chapter of Delta Psi Omega, scholarships will be awarded, and the new Drama club officers will be announced. Light refreshments will follow the GATE ceremony.  Come share in the celebration!

Admission is free and is open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

DJ PERFORMANCE

Friday, May 6, 2016, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

MU2-151

Performance by the MUC 135 Student D.J.s.

GCC GUITAR ENSEMBLES

Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

GCC Guitar Ensembles 

GCC’s award-winning classical guitar program presents an evening of guitar ensemble music featuring the Glendale Guitar Quartet, Glendale Guitar Sextet, and Guitar Orchestra. Always an exciting program, the ensembles have featured composer spotlight programs and a multitude of world premieres. Come hear what the fret buzz is all about at GCC! For more information contact Chuck Hulihan at charles.hulihan@gccaz.edu or 623.834.3715.

Friday May 6, 7:30pm

Free & open to the public

GCC Performing Arts Center

GCC CHOIRS: 42ND ST – BROADWAY CLASSICS

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

GCC Choirs present: 42nd St – Broadway Classics

 May 7, 7:30 p.m. GCC Performing Arts Center            

Free & open to the public

Join the GCC Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Community Choir, and Vocal Jazz as they take a trip to 42nd St. and sing some of your favorite Broadway Musical Classics.

 

 

 

 

@ GCC: ENTERTAINMENT ON THE GREEN

ENTERTAINMENT ON THE GREEN

When Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where Central Mall
Event Title GCC Marimba Band & Guest Tambores
Contact E-mail doug.nottingham@gccaz.edu
Contact Name Dr. Douglas Nottingham
Contact Phone 623.845.3915
As part of the GCC Entertainment On the Green Series, The GCC Marimba Band will present traditional Mexican and Guatemalan marimba favorites, music for solo marimba and Cuban musical selections arranged for marimba ensemble. The diverse show will feature Tambores, a dynamic duo featuring percussion virtuosos Joe Garcia and ASU’s Dom Moio. The concert is supported by the GCC Student Leadership Center and local percussion impressario Jeff Morse, director of The Rosewood Rascals. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free!

the Steam Hub is featuring Liam Scarlett, drum roll please…!! :)

A sneak peek into rehearsal for Liam Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries. This highly anticipated world premiere will take the stage in San Francisco. Scarlett’s rehearsal of Fearful Symmetries, danced to the music of John Adams and the show is premiering @the San Francisco Ballet next January, exciting and groundbreaking fro Liam Scarlett who is still young, only in his twenties, and a success in his chosen art, ballet.

 

To read more about Liam Scarlett, read more here:

Liam Scarlett’s uplifting end to World Ballet Day 2015

http://dancelines.com.au/liam-scarletts-uplifting-world-ballet-day-2015/

Liam Scarlett’s smooth leap from corps to choreography

http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Liam-Scarlett-s-smooth-leap-from-corps-to-5431318.php

 

 

Spark! Dance Program at GCC

The Glendale Community College Dance Program is proud to present SPARK!

Featuring choreographic works by Rebecca Rabideau, Artistic Director of VERVE Dance Company; Quita-Love Cheramie, Shauna Meredith, and Tricia Rodgers, GCC Dance Faculty; and Guest Artists Amy Morrow and Andy Noble.  SPARK! will showcase choreography by graduating GCC Dance Majors Quan J. Davis, Mayra Garcia, Crystal Mora, Clarissa Pitre, and Kierra La’Don Williams.

  • December 4, 2015  7:30 PM
  • December 5, 2015  7:30 PM
  • December 6, 2015  2:00 PM

GCC Performing Arts Center  Free Admission!

For More Information contact Rebecca Rabideau   rebecca.rabideau@gccaz.edu

Dancing With the Stars … of Science!

2015 Dance Your PhD Winner!

 This year’s group of finalists for the Dance Your PhD competition are outstanding!  Believe it or not, the winner only had three weeks of time to prepare her submission.  I encourage you to visit Science Magazine’s article and view all the videos, they are quite entertaining.