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Nimbus Dance presents "Slow Fade" Featuring Four Emotionally Driven Works in First-ever Fall Repertory Season

originally published: 10/24/2023

Nimbus Dance presents "Slow Fade" Featuring Four Emotionally Driven Works in First-ever Fall Repertory Season

Nimbus Dancers Xavier Alexander and Shayla Hutton. Photo by Megan Maloy

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- On November 3-4, Nimbus Dance kicks off the company's 2023-24 season with a weekend of performances at the Nimbus Arts Center.  In the company’s first performances in Jersey City since appearing with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood and at the Acadia Dance Festival in Bar Harbor, ME, Nimbus presents two iconic works by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, and works by acclaimed Japanese choreographer Yoshito Sakuraba, and by legendary dancemaker, and co-founder of Pilobolus, Alison Chase. The November performances mark the first Fall season ever for Nimbus Dance, adding to the company's 19 consecutive annual Spring performances.

Slow Fade features 4 dance works, leading audiences on a deep emotional journey with expressive and virtuosic dance. Surface Tension is Pott’s visceral meditation on life and death, accompanied with live music by pianist Yukiko Tanaka; and The Glare From These Horizons, a dramatic autobiographical work integrating both Jazz music and poetry to serve as an exploration of memory, a way to understand family history, and a reflection for the choreographer on his father and brother. Also featured is celebrated international choreographer, Yoshito Sakuraba’s highly acclaimed Avenoir, taking inspiration from the intertwining of past, present, and future, the essence of reflection and the anticipation of what lies ahead. Finally, Nimbus performs Femme Noir, a whimsically dramatic and provocative solo by Alison Chase, co-founder of the world-renowned dance company, Pilobolus. Femme Noir is performed by veteran Nimbus dancer, LeighAnn Curd.

Nimbus Dance presents "Slow Fade" Featuring Four Emotionally Driven Works in First-ever Fall Repertory Season

Nimbus Dancer Leigh Ann Curd, photo by Joe Velez

Tickets range from $28 - $37 and are available for purchase online.  Call 201-377-0718 for group discounts (10 or more people.) Nimbus Arts Center is located at 329 Warren Street between Morgan and Steuben Streets in Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey.

“Slow Fade is all about the purity of stripped down dance to tell raw and truthful stories - like an early black and white film without special effects, or computer generated images - just exceptional human dancers leaving audiences speechless with their expression,” says Samuel Pott, Nimbus’ Founding Artistic Director, “Often people say they don’t understand contemporary dance, this collection of dances is exactly what they need to watch!”

Nimbus Arts Center is a 3-story facility housing a 150-seat theater and 4 studios. The first floor lobby is accessible via the Warren Street facing double doors at 329 Warren Street. Theater, dressing rooms and studios are accessible by elevator. Restrooms throughout the building and theater are wheelchair accessible. All seats in Theater Row A are wheelchair accessible. 6 seats are reserved specifically for patrons with accessibility requirements.

All front of house and back of house counters and drinking fountains are at chair height; All restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Doorways in and out of each studio, theater, and dressing room are 32 inches wide. Signage within the building has raised lettering and braille.

If you require additional accommodation for a Nimbus produced event, please contact them at least two weeks prior to the event via email at hannah@nimbusdanceworks.org or call 201-377-0718 (voice only).

Nimbus Dance presents "Slow Fade" Featuring Four Emotionally Driven Works in First-ever Fall Repertory Season

Nimbus Dancer Myssi Robinson, photo by Megan Maloy

Nimbus Dance is an award-winning contemporary dance company at the forefront of excellence in the arts, civic engagement, and equitable impact, interweaving Company, School, and Presentations. Founded in 2005 by Artistic Director Samuel Pott and based in Jersey City, Nimbus performs on tour nationally and throughout the greater New Jersey/New York region, impacting 16,000 people annually. Community engagement initiatives serve over 7,000 children annually through in-school, movement-based programs.

Nimbus presents and produces the annual Acadia Dance Festival at the Criterion Theater in Bar Harbor, Maine. In September 2020, Nimbus opened the Nimbus Arts Center, a 14,900 square foot center with theater, gallery, and studio spaces that is the largest dance-based arts center in the State of New Jersey. Aligning with Nimbus’ mission to wield the arts as a medium for broad impact to our diverse community, the new Center provides a home base for Nimbus Dance as it expands its national profile and impact.



 
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