NPC To Celebrate Black History Month

Headshot of Anthony TidwellNational Park College (NPC) will celebrate Black History Month with special guests Anthony Tidwell and the Hot Springs Dance Troupe (HSDT) Thursday, February 24 at 1 p.m. in the Student Commons Conference Room.

Tidwell is a Hot Springs native. He founded the community nonprofit Cutwell 4 Kids and serves as the Region 8 prevention provider for Ouachita Children, Youth, and Family Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University. His mission is to build healthier communities through his work to provide resources for healthy alternatives to negative behaviors.

The HSDT is a company of dancers that represents the Hot Springs School District. They will performHot Springs Dance Troupe group photo The New Normal, a dance inspired by the overwhelming amount of traumatic and unprecedented events that have occurred in the last couple of years. The dance explores the exhaustion of hearing news broadcast after news broadcast. HSDT dancers researched and chose news broadcast stories and specific portions to layer over the music composed by Zach Hemsey, and compiled by HSDT Director, Amy Bramlett Turner. This dance brings an overwhelming perspective of our new reality.

The event is free and open to the public.