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How will you close out your Women’s History Month this year? I submit for your consideration: Rowan University College of Performing Arts’ “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Celebration of Women in Choreography” performance on Thursday, March 28. This evening features original choreography by Helen Simoneau, Dawn Marie Bazemore and Leslie Elkins. But wait, there’s more! Following the performance, stay for a talk with the artists, moderated by Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild, dance scholar and professor emeritus of dance studies at Temple University.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world, in their State Theatre debut on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:00pm. After the performance, there will be a post-show talkback with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Composer Nick Hallett, and the performers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Tickets range from $19-$49. ... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) – Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon Clayton, moe-tion dance theater will present an evening of work as part of the Centenary Stage Company’s season at the Lackland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00pm. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Carolyn Dorfman Dance, a premiere modern dance company based in New Jersey and New York City, will appear at NJPAC for two performances on Saturday, April 6 at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 7 at 3:00pm as part of the Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance Series. The acclaimed company will celebrate more than three decades of work by their founding artistic director and choreographer Carolyn Dorfman in a program entitled “Love Life Dance.” ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Peak Performances presents the World Premiere of "Thank You For Coming: Space" by Faye Driscoll from April 11-14 in the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Commissioned by Peak Performances, the new performance is the culmination of a multi-year PeARL (Performing Arts Research Laboratory) Residency. The final installment in Driscoll’s three-part Thank You For Coming series, Space is both an intimate shared performance (audience capacity is set at approximately 60) and a liberatory ritual that confronts life’s most notable transition.  Tickets are $30; FREE for Montclair State undergraduates with ID.... READ ON

(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University presents the Bridgman/Packer Dance troupe, in a presentation of “Voyeur” (recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award) and other works from their repertoire, on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00pm in the Pollak Theatre.  ... READ ON

(HIGHLAND PARK, NJ) -- The Board of Trustees of 10 Hairy Legs has unanimously elected Samantha Murphy to join its governing body, effective immediately. President Carol Byrne noted, “We are pleased to welcome Samantha. Her love of dance combined with her business acumen will be a great asset to the organization, helping us to continue our trajectory of increased service locally, nationally and internationally.”... READ ON

(UNION, NJ) --  Murphy’s Celtic Legacy will be performed at Kean Stage’s Wilkins Theatre on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30pm. But this is no ordinary Irish dance performance. Along with a live orchestra and original music, it tells a story of hope and despair while incorporating dark, cinematic undertones.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Swan Lake featuring the Russian National Ballet on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Tickets range from $19-$49.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) --  New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance: Carolyn Dorfman Dance on Saturday, April 6th at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 7th at 3:00pm. The stunning dancers of Carolyn Dorfman Dance bring Love Life Dance – over three decades of work by their prolific and versatile choreographer/director. ... READ ON

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