Jan 23, 2019
Latin Dance Troupe Offers Community Activities, Professor Attends Prestigious Literary Seminar
HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news, including:
- Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater Builds Community through Dance
- HACC Professor Attends Prestigious Literary Seminar
Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater Builds Community through Dance at HACC
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The bold and multilingual Los Angeles-based company Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater will perform Feb. 12, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at Live at Rose Lehrman on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Rooting its work in salsa and afro-Cuban and drawing from hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance theater, the company will bring its newest work, “joyUS justUS,” a participatory experience that takes on joy as the ultimate expression of resistance.
Immediately following the performance will be a “Get-Down Party” on the stage, where ticket holders will be invited to dance with the company.
Performance tickets are $28 for adults, $18 for students grades K-12 and $10 for HACC students. To purchase tickets, please visit LiveatRoseLehrman.org. For more information, please call 717-231-7673.
In addition to the Feb. 12 performance, the community is invited to the following free activities with the company on Feb. 11:
Salsa Dance Workshop with HACC Students:
Sabor Session with the Latino Hispanic American Community Center:
- Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
- Location: 1301 Derry St., Harrisburg
- Description: Sabor Sessions are free community dance classes where residents can learn urban Latin dance, hip-hop, house, Afro-Cuban, salsa and salsa Rueda. These sessions allow participants to explore new dance forms, gain confidence, build community and move with joy.
Train the Trainer Clinic with the Latino Hispanic American Community Center:
- Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Location: 1301 Derry St., Harrisburg
- Description: Professional dance instruction for local dance instructors
- Registration: Please call 717-232-8302 for additional information or to register.
“We are thrilled by the opportunities we will have to work directly with the Harrisburg community through master classes with youth, Sabor Sessions with families and conversations with local artists and educators! The work of radical joy is ongoing and happens both on and off stage,” said Ana Maria Alvarez, Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater founder.
Sponsors for the events include the HACC Foundation, WHTM abc27 and HACC’s Student Government Association. Grants and community support comes from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and the Dorothy B. and S. Lawrence Koplovitz Foundation.
Photo Caption: The bold and multilingual Los Angeles-based company Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater will perform Feb. 12, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at Live at Rose Lehrman on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.
HACC Professor Attends Prestigious Literary Seminar
HARRISBURG, Pa. – A HACC professor of writing and literature interacted with well-known contemporary authors and peers at the recent 37th annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida.
Jonathan DeYoung, a professor at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, was among 21 teachers and librarians from 13 states awarded scholarships to attend the seminar from Jan. 10-13, 2019. This year’s theme was “Under the Influence: Archetype & Adaptation from Homer to the Multiplex.”
Seminar participants expanded their professional network and met leading authors such as Margaret Atwood, Marlon James, Victor LaValle, Joyce Carol Oates and Kevin Young.
DeYoung, who joined HACC in 1998, is the author of “Any Day is Father’s Day,” “Writing Made Simple,” “iGrammar,” “From Screen to Page: How to Use Film Criticism to Make Your Writing Exceptional” and “You Too Can Write Poetry.” His poetry has appeared in “Welter,” the literary magazine at the University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.
DeYoung also studied poetry with Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, at the Key West Literary Seminar; studied composition with Andrea Lunsford at the Bread Loaf School of English in Juneau, Alaska; and studied writing with David Shields and the Cambridge Writers Workshop in Paris, France. He previously taught English in the Chicago Public Schools in Chicago, Illinois.
DeYoung holds a Master of Arts in Teaching in English from Columbia College in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in communications and philosophy from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, Texas.
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