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PHOTOS from "The Jungle Book" at Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater

by John Posada - published 2024-02-08

(DEAL, NJ) -- Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) is presenting a newly revised and revitalized version, with a new score, of Artistic Director Gabriel Chajnik's ballet The Jungle Book, based on Rudyard Kipling's beloved stories about a boy adopted and raised by wolves fulfilling his quest for identity, love and belonging, Performances conclude this weekend at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.


 
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Jersey Arts TV: Celebrating the Lunar New Year with Nai-Ni Chen at NJPAC

by Gina Marie Rodriguez & Dave Tavani, JerseyArts.com - published 2024-01-25

New Year, New Fortunes! Once again the lunar New Year is upon us, with those celebrating ushering out the old year and bringing forth a year of prosperity and good fortune. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company honors this tradition annually at the NJPAC with a cross-cultural, immersive dance performance.

Shea Center for Performing Arts presents Step Afrika!

(WAYNE, NJ) -- On Tuesday, February 13th, the Shea Center for Performing Arts presents Step Afrika! - a group that blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional West and Southern African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. The event begins at 7:00pm.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Tells the Story of Chinese New Year’s Origin through Dance

by Ilene Dube, JerseyArts.com - published 2024-01-04

Chinese New Year is always a favorite time of the year. Friends and family gather at favorite Chinese restaurants, wear red, eat dumplings and long noodles, and hand out red envelopes filled with money. But how many of us really know why it’s celebrated?

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Red Firecrackers at Grunin Center

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present Red Firecrackers, the story of Nian and the origin Chinese Lunar New Year customs on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts in Toms River. Showtime is 1:00pm.


 

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McCarter Theatre presents Mark Morris Dance Group

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center presents Mark Morris Dance Group on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 8:00pm in the Matthews Theater. Since its first performance in 1980, the Mark Morris Dance Group has received "highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity" (Bloomberg News).

Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Rhythm of the Dance

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Rhythm of the Dance on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:00pm. Rhythm of the Dance will undertake a Global tour in 2024 to celebrate its "25th Anniversary of touring the world " in 47 countries.  Featuring world class musicians who play LIVE on stage, Star vocalists singing live and WORLD champion dancers, the show is a completely captivating experience of pulsating rhythms performed at lightning speed and slick choreography by its ensemble of Champion step dancers and live band bringing audiences to their feet around the World.

Tony Nominee Jennifer Weber shares The Hip Hop Nutcracker's Famous Fan

by Maddie Orton, JerseyArts.com - published 2023-12-14

The Hip Hop Nutcracker translates Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet music into an incredible holiday story told through hip hop dance. Director and Choreographer Jennifer Weber—who is also the Tony-nominated choreographer behind Broadway’s & Juliet and KPOP—brought the idea to life 10 years ago in partnership with NJPAC. Now, a decade of touring and two films later, The Hip Hop Nutcracker has become a tradition of its own and returns to NJPAC on December 23rd.

PHOTOS from Holiday Performances by The Atlantic City Ballet

by John Posada - published 2023-12-14

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Atlantic City Ballet recently ushered in the holiday season with performances of "It's A Shore Holiday" and "The Nutcracker". Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

The Nutcrackers Are Back and the Memories of Childhood Return

by Bruce Chadwick - published 2023-12-08

It is the holiday season and so the Nutcracker ballet, that timeless gem of Christmas, is back, too. There are a thousand fascinating stories to tell about the Nutcracker, now and in the past, and this is one of them – that of Ethan Stiefel, artistic director of the American Repertory Ballet, when he was a kid.




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Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
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Rhythm of the Dance

Wednesday, March 06, 2024 @ 7:00pm
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American Repertory Ballet presents Classic Beauty featuring excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty

Friday, March 08, 2024 @ 7:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg will present the National Dance Company of Ireland's production of Rhythm of the Dance on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 8:00pm.


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