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CCCCD Holds Dance Fusion 2004


Nov. 1, 2004 –Collin County Community College District will hold its fifth annual invitational dance concert, “Dance Fusion,” 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13. in the John Anthony Theatre at the college’s Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano.

“Dance Fusion” is designed to fuse professional dance companies with the college’s resident dance company, Collin County Dance Repertory. This year the featured dance companies include elledanceworks dance company, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Lacy & Shade and the Collin County Dance Repertory.

A local dance group, elledanceworks dance company performances were ranked one of the top ten 2003 dance events, according to Margaret Putnam special contributor of the Dallas Morning News.

The up-and-coming Houston Metropolitan Dance Company repertory incorporates graceful ballet, modern dance’s emotion and strength and the exuberance of jazz. The southwest company features works from a variety of renowned choreographers including Robert Battle, Randy Duncan and Margo Sappington.

Lacy & Shade merges the works of Sandra Lacy, recipient of two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist awards, and Mary Williford Shade, dance faculty member at Texas Woman’s University. Their works have been favorably reviewed by the New York Times and the Washington Post and feature the talent of many renowned choreographers including Sean Curran, Michael Foley, Mark Dendy and Mark Taylor.

Under the direction of Dance Chair Tiffanee Arnold, the college’s resident dance company was recently selected to perform at the Dallas Dance Festival and has earned four Gala awards at the American College Dance Festival. The Collin County repertory will perform “Alright, Okay, You Win,” a playful work set to music by Peggy Lee and “Prisoners,” a contemporary modern work inspired by Michelangelo’s sculptures.

“Dance Fusion” general admission is $7. Admission for students, faculty, staff and senior citizens is $5. All tickets are sold at the door, and the box office opens at 7 p.m. For more information, call Dance Chair Tiffanee Arnold at 972.881.5830 or e-mail

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