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MG DanceArts Presents 'Amass' at City College Center for the Arts

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MG DanceArts Presents 'Amass' at City College Center for the Arts

Time: October 26, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: City College Center for the Arts- Aaron Davis Hall
Street: 129 Convent Avenue
City/Town: New York, NY
Website or Map: http://citycollegecenterforth…
Phone: 212-650-6900
Event Type: performance
Organized By: City College Center for the Arts
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2018

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Event Description

Collaborative dance company MG DanceArts brings Amass to City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) on Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by dancer- choreographer Marielis Garcia, Amass presents audiences with an interactive performance featuring dance, music, sculpture and a good dose of audience participation. Born out of political strife, the piece is designed to help people with vastly different experiences reconnect as human beings through dance. As spectators become the performers, notions of the individual, the group, the past and the future will be tested and explored.

Amass invites audiences to ponder the question: Can distinct individuals work together to “amass” a truly collective group? Featuring dancers Garcia (Brian Brooks Moving Company), Bria Bacon (Stephen Petronio Company), and Yeman Brown (Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group); musicians Brad Wentworth on drums, Kuan Cheng Lu on violin, and Rion Wentworth on bass; as well as sculptures by visual artist Caleb Nussear, 'Amass' is an interactive dance piece in which the audience and performers form a collection of seemingly unrelated pasts merging together to create an open and coherent future. Musical compositions by Brad Wentworth, Krzysztof Penderecki and Johann Sebastian Bach will underscore the evening.

MG DanceArts residency at CCCA is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a residency program and unprecedented model for collaboration between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the NYC dance field.

Tickets for Amass, $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors with valid ID, are now on sale. For details and tickets, visit, call CCCA's Aaron Davis Hall box office at (212) 650-6900 or visit the box office in person Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Aaron Davis Hall is located in Harlem on the campus of the City College of New York, at West 135th Street and Convent Avenue (129 Convent Avenue).

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