HTHS Dancer’s Film “MMXX” Earns Spot at Acadia Dance Festival

(Secaucus, NJ––July 27, 2021) The previously decorated student dance film, “MMXX,” has recently been selected for screening at the Acadia Dance Festival’s 2021 Dance Film Screening this July, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School.

Already recognized by the Hudson County Alliance of Teen Arts, the film “MMXX” is a musical, visual and kinesthetic exploration of the major events of 2020, from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to the insurrection at the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021. The film also reveals the interdisciplinary nature of the Performing Arts program at HTHS. With dance choreography and performances by  Maialen Abio, Janelle Acosta, Victoria Caban, Brogan Donston, Jovy Rose Mariano, and Leah Murphy, the film was shot and edited by Mars Quiboloy with music compiled by Maialen Abi. Notably, the film spotlights quintessential locations throughout Hudson County.

The film will be streamed online at the Acadia Dance Festival’s 2021 Film Screening, which begins July 30, 2021. The Acadia Dance Festival is a world-class performance space located on Mount Desert Island in Maine’s Acadia National Park. The Dance Film Screening is an annual event showcasing dance films at the historic 1932 Criterion Theater in Bar Harbor, Maine. Tickets to the film festival can be purchased by visiting:

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