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(HIGHLAND PARK, NJ) -- 10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company, will hold its first Live Streaming Event on Friday, May 17 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm to launch The 10HL Choreographic Initiative to raise $100,000 during the coming year. The Initiative will fund our overarching commitment to commissioning 10 choreographers in the next 5 years. The Initiative serves to further demonstrate the company’s commitment to the importance of bold and new choreographic voices in the field that challenge and inspire.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The fifth annual In Full Color, a production featuring women of color from around the country, will be performed at Nimbus Dance June 6-9, 2019 in the Nimbus Theater, 165 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. In Full Color is a performance by Thinking in Full Color, an award-winning organization that empowers women of color through education and the arts. This year’s production of In Full Color features stories about mother-daughter relationships, identity, and immigrants losing touch with their ancestral homes. The unique theatrical platform gives voice to women of color, allowing them to take ownership of their stories and create cultural dialogues.... READ ON

(POINT PLEASANT, NJ) -- Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant will be the site of Show Up and Dance on the Beach -- an opportunity for dance artists to exhibit their work in a supportive environment at a unique outdoor location, along with participation in two dance classes in the sand. The event takes place on Thursday, June 27 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The rain date is Friday, June 28th.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- There are only a handful of choreographers in our time who have effectively changed the vocabulary of contemporary dance and made it their own, extending its scope as an art form. We have lost both Merce Cunningham and just this past year Paul Taylor, but Twyla Tharp is still very active, as is Mark Morris, who has been a staple of McCarter’s dance program since 1987 – over thirty years, which is a lifetime in the dance world. ... READ ON

(AVENEL, NJ) --  This August, as part of its inaugural season, the Avenel Performing Arts Center presents Cocktail Hour: The Show by New York City-based company Ballets with a Twist. The five-performance summer run will feature two different program line-ups.  Performances take place August 1-4. Throughout the evening, beer, wine, and a special selection of cocktails and mocktails from the program will be available.... READ ON

It's a tale as old as time -- but not exactly that one. American Repertory Ballet's "Beauty and the Beast" is making its world premiere. Presented with Princeton Symphony Orchestra, this show promises all the enchantment and romance that comes with this beloved story. Join Jesse and Dave at rehearsal in Princeton to hear more from the stars of this spellbinding ballet.... READ ON

(EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- New Jersey Foundation for Artistry & Ballet (NJFAB) is a newly formed charitable organization whose mission is to provide aspiring young artists from all backgrounds a premier education in classical dance. NJFAB will offer scholarship opportunities, live performances, and educational outreach programs. The organization is committed to bringing the best of the world of ballet to New Jersey by hosting internationally renowned guest performers and dance educators.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the 4th Ellis Island Asian American Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2019, with ceremony and performances starting at 12 noon at The Great Hall of Immigration at Ellis Island, located on the second floor of the main Ellis Island building. ... READ ON

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- In keeping with their yearly tradition, the Atlantic City Ballet will end its critically acclaimed 36th season with a world premiere. Cinderella will be performed Saturday, May 18th at the Circus Maximus Theater in Atlantic City and then on May 19th at the Richard Marasco Theater in Monroe Township. ... READ ON

(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- On June 1,2,3 , Roxey Ballet will perform the groundbreaking performance of Mark Roxey’s We vs. C: - (THE C WORD) Personal Stories of Triumph. It is a  groundbreaking dance, music, art and theater presentation by Roxey Company that celebrates the lives of breast cancer survivors. ... READ ON

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