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Paule Turner sees different sides of South Jersey when he looks out the window each morning on his way to work. For more than two decades, he’s taken a combination of trains and buses — and lately Lyfts — from his home in Philadelphia to the suburban borough of Glassboro, where he’s a dance professor at Rowan University. Along the way, he passes through the urban landscape of Camden. ... READ ON

This time of year is always my favorite, because so many performing arts seasons get underway, and they are full of promise and excitement. While New Jersey Ballet has already kicked off their full season earlier this fall (its 61st!), they are about to open the Mayo Performing Arts Center portion this Saturday, November 16 with their “Season Opener” program. This program features five works showcasing a range of styles.... READ ON

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Russian Ballet Theatre will perform Swan Lake on Saturday, November 9 at 7:00pm in the Edward Nash Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg. Russian Ballet Theatre is passionate about producing shows that adorn Russian Ballet traditions in dance, sets and costume making. The new production of Swan Lake, is choreographed by Nadezhda Kalinina (Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro Lirico, Omsk State Music Theatre) who lovingly retouched the oldest St. Petersburg version of the ballet.... READ ON

Josh Handler has always loved music, and one of his favorite songs is Debbie Gibson's "Lost In Your Eyes", from her 1989 Atlantic album, Electric Youth. To Handler, the song has special meaning. Written in 1987 when Gibson was 17 years old, the song's lyrics describe a first, adolescent love. To Handler, though, the song, "shows a lot of caring, that it doesn't matter if you're different, you're still great."... READ ON

It started, of course, as a whimsical 19th century children’s book. In the 1950s, it was transformed into a Disney cartoon. And 60 years later, Tim Burton turned it into a piece of modern cinema.... 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

Nimbus Dance Works has been presenting contemporary dance in Jersey City and beyond since 2005. Through critically acclaimed performances throughout New Jersey and the Northeast, programs for local youth and seniors, partnerships with regional civic and cultural institutions , and collaborations with notable composers and visual artists, NImbus weaves together artistic excellence and community impact. Join Jesse and Dave as they talk to the people that bring this company to life. ... READ ON

About seven years ago, the acclaimed dancer and choreographer Faye Driscoll had a vision about her next project. Make that projects. Driscoll didn’t want to focus once again on creating a “standalone piece.”... READ ON

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

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

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