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This year MOVEMENT INVENTION PROJECT (MIP®) celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and with this milestone, a series of exciting new changes. Internationally acclaimed Francesca Harper takes the lead as MIPs new Artistic Director, another extraordinary line-up of artists are on faculty, and new experience-enhancing technologies will be included. It’s clear that a unique season awaits, but before we get into detail let me tell you more about the program as whole.... READ ON

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- The Atlantic City Ballet heads to the West Coast with their production of Sleeping Beauty to begin their spring season. The company’s first west coast tour will include performances in Prescott, Arizona, Palos Verde and Napa Valley, California. Company Founder and Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa emphasized, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the company. We are so proud to be able to represent Atlantic City as its cultural ambassadors.” ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Dance on the Lawn, Montclair, NJ’s free outdoor dance festival, will return to the front lawn of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, on Saturday, September 8 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Celebrating it’s fifth year, Dance on the Lawn 2018 will feature performances by more than 13 New York and New Jersey dance companies and schools. ... READ ON

(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University will host a performance by Carolyn Dorfman Dance on February 25 as part of the Winter/Spring Performing Arts Series of events. Hosted in the auditorium of the Pollak Theatre, the 4:00pm performance is also being presented as part of the “Artful Explorations of Activism” series, under the Jewish Cultural Studies program at Monmouth. ... READ ON








From February 1 through 4, Peak Performances at Montclair State University presents Camille A. Brown and her dancers in “ink,” the final installment in Brown’s dance theatre trilogy about identity. The first installment was “Mr. TOL E. RAncE” in 2012 and “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play” from 2015. The hour-long “ink” is a new work, having received its premiere on December 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C.... READ ON

A pas de deux, or dance for two, can be full of heartfelt emotion, beauty and grace and leaves audiences in rapt awe and amazement. But for ballet couples – on stage and off—when the pas de deux is what Dance Magazine calls a “fairy tale moment, a life-imitates-art moment, a moment for ballet fans to remember” it makes for an unforgettable performance.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Nimbus Dance Works presents from Brasil with Luv & Other Dances from Around the World on Sunday, February 25th in Jersey City.  The performance offers tales from around the world told through dance - featuring the world premiere of From Brasil with Luv - created by choreographer Elena Valls, and co-directed by by Chazz Giovanni Bruce. ... READ ON

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Community Education department, in conjunction with the College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, is offering a Dance Ensemble program this winter and spring. The Dance Ensemble will meet Fridays, January 26-May 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, at the College’s Branchburg campus.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents National Dance Institute: Harlem Night Song on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00pm in the Victoria Theater.The spectacular young dancers of National Dance Institute's Celebration Team arrive at NJPAC with Harlem Night Song, a vibrant production that celebrates the work of legendary artists like Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Florence Mills, Jacob Lawrence and Héctor Lavoe. ... READ ON

(WOODBRIDGE, NJ) -- Across the Floor and Kids Breaking League present "Breaking Ground I Kids Battle Jam" - a breakdancing competition on Sunday, February 4 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  The competition will take place at Across The Floor (97 Main Street) in Woodbridge and features matchups in the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced groups as well as a Main Event between The Mighty Geese and Three Little Birds.... READ ON


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