ECC Center for the Arts to Present Variety of January Performances
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ECC Center for the Arts to Present Variety of January Performances

Exciting percussion, dance and piano-cello concert are part of 50th anniversary season

A variety of exciting events are scheduled for January 2019, as part of the El Camino College Center for the Arts’ 50th anniversary season.

Guest speaker Anthony Cuomo will present “Cultivating and Communicating a Growth Mindset” at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in Marsee Auditorium.

Cuomo will ask the question: Are some people naturally smart? Or are intelligence and skill cultivated and developed through dedication and hard work? He will discuss the idea posed by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck who said that adopting a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in all aspects of life, including business, education, sports and personal relationships. In this presentation, Cuomo will introduce the concepts of fixed versus growth mindsets and explore ways in which we can adopt a growth mindset to increase overall success and happiness.
Photo available online:
http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2018/Anthony-Cuomo.jpg

A performance by percussionist and ECC faculty member Joseph Mitchell follows, scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 25 in Marsee Auditorium.

The performance “Coming of Age in the 1960s” is a recital of compositions for solo percussion and mixed ensembles. Featured are the works of four American composers whose musical language was partly forged during the 1960s. Protests regarding topics such as the Vietnam War, civil rights and feminism were a salient aspect of the ‘60s, not only in social contexts, but musically as well. Composers Steve Reich, Paul Chihara, John Bergamo, and Charles Boone are just some of those whose musical language was in part opposed to the dogma of twelve-tone serial composition and its tenets. Divided between solo works for percussion and pieces for a marimba duo and a quintet for a mixed ensemble, the performance features pieces such as Boone’s “The Watts Towers,” which pays homage to the local masterpiece of concrete and glass created by Simon Rodia.
Photo available online:
http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2018/Joseph-Mitchell.jpg 

Next up, an evening of dance with the Anointed Feet Dance Company is set for 8 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Campus Theatre.

Known for powerful and compelling storytelling while propelling audiences into the presence of the Holy Spirit, Anointed Feet Dance Company will present an evening of dance featuring their most highly acclaimed repertory. Featuring founder, artistic director and El Camino College faculty member Kanisha Bennett, Anointed Feet Dance is a Christian-based dance school that provides training, performance and ministry opportunities.
Photo available online:
http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2018/Anointed-Feet-Dance-Company.jpg 

ECC faculty member and accomplished pianist Kristi Lobitz joins cellist Yoshi Masuda to complete the January events with a concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Campus Theatre. The duo will present modern masterworks from the piano-cello repertoire, including the profoundly moving “Spiegel im Spiegel” or “Mirror in the Mirror” by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, featured in the Academy Award-winning film “Gravity.” French composer Nadia Boulanger's feisty “Trois Pièces for Cello and Piano” will also be included, in addition to works for solo piano.
Photo available online:
http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2018/Kristi-Yoshi.jpg

Tickets for all Center for the Arts performances may be purchased online at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

January 10, 2019