(SUMMIT, NJ) -- New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble (NJDTE) collaborates for a fourth summer with the Reeves-Reed Arboretum to present the second of three performances of INKUBATE® Dance Festival, a site-specific dance series at the gardens of the Arboretum curated by NJDTE Artistic Director & NJSCA Fellow, Nancy Turano. The next performance takes place on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00pm.
The July 11 INKUBATE® Dance Installation will feature Princess Grace award-winning choreographer, Loni Landon, in collaboration with sixteen dancers from Canada, Israel and U.S. from NJDTE's MIP2® contemporary dance program in NYC. Landon will transform the Reeves-Reed Arboretum gardens into a one large playground for structured, dance improvisation. The audience is welcome to move throughout the dance installation and gardens to see dance up close while enjoying the magical landscape of the arboretum. “It is our goal to make Summit a dance destination,” says Turano.
Landon has performed internationally with Aszure Barton and Artists, Ballet Theater Munich, Tanz Munich Theater and the Metropolitan Opera. In 2013, Landon was awarded the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship with BODYTRAFFIC. Additional choreography commissions include Keigwin and Company, Whim Whim, LEVY DANCE, The Juilliard School, Ballet X, Northwest Dance Project, Hubbard Street 2 and Marymount Manhattan College. Landon also has her own dance company, Loni Landon Dance Project, as well as co-founded the NYC choreography initiative THE PLAYGROUND with Gregory Dolbashian at Gibney Dance. In 2013, Landon was recognized by Dance Magazine as Top 25 To Watch.
The 2018 INKUBATE® performances will be on July 11 & August 1 at 7:00pm-8:00pm at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Grounds open at 6:00pm for concert goers to picnic. Tickets are free for Arboretum members, $15 donation for non-members, and $5 for students. 2018 INKUBATE® is supported by generous grants from the Summit Area Public Foundation and Investors Foundation, with additional support by Nick & Tracy McKee.
New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble celebrates 49 years of excellence as a pre-professional training school and performing company under the Artistic Direction of Nancy Turano in Summit, NJ. NJDTE provides excellence in dance training ages 3-23 and access to master artists and choreographers as role models, providing a network and mentorship for its dancers to succeed as performing artists in higher education and as successful professionals in the field. NJDTE’s advanced programs MIP® & MIP2® for dancers ages 15-23 in NYC, were named Top 10 International contemporary programs in 2017 & 2018. The Ensemble presents new works and space to innovative artists-in-residence with its AiR® Program, and produces INKUBATE®, site specific performance festival now in its 4th year.
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