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"The Night Falls" -- A New Dance-driven Production at PEAK Performances


By Gina Marie Rodriguez & Dave Tavani

originally published: 01/26/2023

"The Night Falls" -- A New Dance-driven Production at PEAK Performances

PEAK Performances, together with Ballet Collective Inc., will present the world premiere of The Night Falls, a dance-driven music theater production, in the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University Feb. 9-12.

A hauntingly unique work of art, the production melds mediums into a symphonic commentary on grief, despair, and resistance. Seeking to encourage audiences to live life to the fullest, the piece thrives on its desire to see beauty through difficulty.

Jersey Arts visits The Night Falls' dance company and creative team during a rehearsal at Alvin Ailey studios in NYC to learn more about this novel production.

Gina Marie Rodriguez is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and actress. Her foray into filmmaking began at a young age as a way to avoid public speaking in school. From there, it grew into a love of telling stories and creating new worlds. Gina Marie boasts a Bronze Remi win from Worldfest Houston, Best Female Filmmaker from the Cosmic Film Festival, and a Best Actress in a Comedy from the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival alongside nominations from the Golden Door International Film Festival, Official Latino Film and Arts Festival and Los Angeles Cinefest among others. | Dave Tavani is a freelance videographer and still photographer based in the Philadelphia area. In recent years, Dave has worked on a variety of projects, mostly for nonprofit and arts organizations. In addition to JerseyArts.com, he works on video projects for McCarter Theatre Center, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Visit Philadelphia, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and ArtPride New Jersey.



 
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