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(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT), a contemporary Indian company of women of color committed to the interchange between art and social justice, is set to perform and offer multiple free public workshops here on campus, January 29 through February 2, 2019.  ... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up on Thursday, February 7 at 8:00pm. Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up will highlight Glover’s mesmerizing interplay of percussive genius. Glover will be appearing along with his six-piece band and company of dancers. Together they will illuminate his original grooves and compositions. Glover will also be doing a lecture/demonstration for select community groups earlier in the day on February 7. Tickets range from $25-$55.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present a colorful and vibrant special Chinese New Year Celebration at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 at 2:00pm.  This year, Nai-Ni Chen bring a new Bamboo themed production aimed to take audiences beyond cultural boundaries. Nai-Ni Chen chose bamboo as a theme to celebrate the Year of the Pig.... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Peak Performances Presents Raphaëlle Boitel: When Angels Fall from February 9-17 in the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. The season of genre-and-convention-defying performances catapults into 2019 with multidisciplinary visionary Raphaël Boitel’s return to the Alexander Kasser Theater, following her luminous directorial debut The Forgotten. Admission is $30; FREE for Montclair State undergraduates with ID.... READ ON








(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Dancing with the Stars: Live! featuring dancers from Season 27 on Friday, January 25 at 8:00pm. The star joining the cast for the State Theatre performance is Joe Amabile. Lovingly referred to as “Grocery Store Joe,” Amabile was a fan favorite on The Bachelorette season 14 and went on to appear on Bachelor in Paradise season 5. Limited tickets are available from $55-$125.... READ ON

(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- David Felicie of Jackson, NJ, will star in the role of Mowgli in the world premiere of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater’s production of “The Jungle Book” -- an exotic dance musical where east meets west, is an exciting retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories about a boy adopted and raised by wolves, who fulfills his quest for identity, love, and belonging.  Performances will take place February 2 and 9 at 8:00pm, February 3 at 3:00pm, and February 10 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm.... READ ON

There’s holiday excitement in the air inside the auditorium of Lakewood, NJ’s historic Strand Theater this Saturday, December 22, 2018 as an audience of all ages readies itself for a live performance of The Nutcracker by The Atlantic City Ballet and the Garden State Philharmonic orchestra!... READ ON

(HIGHLAND PARK, NJ) -- 10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company will teach 4 Int/Adv Contemporary Classes at STEPS on Broadway Wednesdays and Fridays from January 9 – 18 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm. Artistic Director Randy James and members of the Artistic Staff will oversee and observe all the classes. Class begins with dynamic floor sequences that warm up the body’s core, using the floor as a tool to explore connectivity throughout the entire body. The floor sequences build on one another, bringing the mover to standing phrases across the floor. Once on two feet the class establishes the body’s connection with dynamic shifts in and out of the ground, culminating in a final phrase that builds upon the body’s exploration of different initiations with supple and expressive virtuosity. Phrase work from their extensive repertory of commissioned and curated work will be explored.... READ ON

(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) --  The Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater, Monmouth County’s newest (and only) professional ballet company, will present the first performance of its 2019 season, the world premiere of “The Jungle Book,” on February 2 and 9 at 8:00pm, February 3 at 3:00pm, and February 10 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm.... READ ON

Although it’s raining cats and dogs outside, the feeling is more about mice, fairies, princes, and toy soldiers inside Red Bank, NJ’s Two River Theater this Sunday, December 16, 2018 as a sold-out audience of all ages readies itself for a holiday performance of American Repertory Ballet’s presentation of The Nutcracker!... READ ON


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