(RIDGEWOOD, NJ) -- Lynn Needle, Founder/Artistic Director of the Art of Motion Dance Theatre collaborates with the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and HeART in Motion Studios for “The Art of Window Dressing”. This event brings the magic of the holidays to life with live dancers appearing at the Boutique storefronts in Ridgewood’s Downtown Business District for the annual Downtown for the Holidays festivities on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Principal Dancers from the Art of Motion Dance Theatre along with youth from HeART in Motion Studio based in Ridgewood, NJ will premiere “The Art of Window Dressing” on Friday, December 4, 2020. Iconic holiday characters from “The Nutcracker” and Victor Herbert’s “Babes in Toyland” will appear in storefront and Boutique windows bringing life to window displays. The public is invited to stroll on Ridgewood Avenue which will become a pedestrian walkway, closed to vehicular traffic. Santa Claus and “The Grinch” will appear and make a surprise appearance, as well as a toy train. Families are invited to stroll the avenue, shop, browse, and interact with the dancers through windowed appearances. For information on Downtown for the Holidays call the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce at 201.445.2600, visit the Chamber website at www.ridgewoodchamber.com, or the AOMDT website at www.aomdt.org.
Since 2002, Art of Motion, Inc. a non-profit educational and cultural organization and home to the Art of Motion Dance Theatre, has performed in the annual Downtown for the Holidays Tree Lighting attended by more than 5000 people. This year AOM has partnered with the Ridgewood Chamber to design a response to the pandemic that would be safe, entertaining and fun for the public and focus on honoring and celebrating the arts and collaborating with retailers and merchants. Participating stores include Bookends, Hillmann Lighting, Oasis, Victor’s Men’s Clothing, Kilwins, Panico, The Ridgewood Man, Felina, Araya Rebirth Spa, and Karma Organic Spa, among others.
Art of Motion, Inc. (AOM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and presenting dance, theatre, vocal music, body conditioning, and literary and visual art projects. AOM serves dancers and artists from the metropolitan area including Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Rockland and Westchester counties and New York City. AOM offers a range of programs from early childhood to adult. AOM has been a repeat grantee supported by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and is the recent recipient of the Ridgewood Arts Foundation Award for Artistic Excellence and a NNJCF Relief Grant. For more information on programs, subscriptions, or class enrollment, call 201.965.5426, or visit the AOM website at ArtofMotion.org. Learn more about the resident company at AOMDT.org. Art of Motion, Inc. is thrilled to collaborate with HeART in Motion Studios on this site specific performance art installation.
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.