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Carver students to dance in world premier performance by Peter Pucci

BCPS says: Students from George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology and Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts will be among 60 dancers featured in the world premiere performance of MIGRATION, a work by internationally renowned choreographer Peter Pucci. The Carver Center students dancing in MIGRATION are Grace Brown, Caroline Coker, Tida Crippen, Rachel Harris, Jordane Howard, Kayla Johnson, Savannah Petrelli, and Jenae Rogers. The participating Patapsco High students are Deon Cox, Tessa Hom (Patapsco alum), Jessica Kirkner, Destinie Mayo, Allison McConnell, Naomi Muthama, and Abagale Neuberger.

The performance is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787.

Sunday, January 28, at 2 p.m.

CCBC Essex
Wellness and Athletics Center
7201 Rossville Blvd., 21237

MIGRATION is described as “an epic meditation on the interconnectedness of the human experience.” Inspired by the work of geneticist Spencer Wells, Pucci’s new work expresses the scale and diversity of the migrations of early human ancestors. The performance features music from Dysnomia, an album by the New York-based band Dawn of Midi. In addition to the BCPS students, the performance will include dancers from CCBC, Towson University Community Dance, The Collective, and St. Timothy’s School.

MIGRATION is part of Baltimore Stories, a year of music, dance and theatre rooted in Baltimore from Performing Arts at CCBC, and is funded generously by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and support from the Virginia Cretella Mars Foundation.

Pucci was born and raised in Baltimore. After attending CCBC, he later graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Pucci served for nine years as a member of Pilobolus Dance Theatre, where he served as principal dancer, co-choreographer, and rehearsal director. Recent theatrical productions include Master Harold and the Boys, directed by Athol Fugard at the Signature Theatre;Incognito, directed by Doug Hughes Off Broadway at the Manhattan Theater Club; andA Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Ethan McSweeney at The Shakespeare Company in Washington, DC. Pucci has worked for 20 years as a choreographer with extensive credits in theater, ballet, modern dance, opera, fashion, and dance education.

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