(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Monmouth University's Center for the Arts presents Step Afrika on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6:00pm in the Pollak Theatre. This show introduces audiences to stepping through both a traditional and contemporary lens. Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience.
(RINGOES, NJ) -- Old York Cellars and Roxey Ballet Company are collaborating to bring the taste of wine and the beauty of dance to the hills of Hunterdon County at the award-winning winery in Ringoes, NJ on Saturday, October 7, 2023 (Rain date October 14th). The first performance of its kind for the Roxey, Dancing on the Green was designed to connect the rural cultural identity of Hunterdon County with the professional artistry of Roxey Ballet. The wine team at Old York Cellars will be pairing wines with each dance number and offering free samples at the start of each number.
(MAHWAH, NJ) -- The Berrie Center's Arch Performances will begin the 2023-2024 season with a performance from Calpulli Mexican Dance Company on Saturday, October 7 at 8:00pm in the Sharp Theater. The performance, made possible with generous support from the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, is part of the College's celebration of Latinx Heritage Month.
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- American Repertory Ballet (ARB) announces the opening of its spellbinding 2023-24 season - "Elevate" - at the state-of-the-art New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), October 13-15. The program features world premieres by celebrated choreographers Stephanie Martinez and Meredith Rainey, along with the return of ARB Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel's rousing Wood Work, set to modern renditions of Nordic folk tunes by the Danish String Quartet. Plus, Stiefel will create a new solo set to "If I Could Only Fly" by American singer-songwriter and poet Blaze Foley.
(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- West Windsor Arts is hosting a special solo dance performance by Shivani Badgi, an Indian American dancer, teacher and choreographer, on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Badgi will perform Nritya Mehfil, a traditional Kathak dance that originated in northern India hundreds of years ago. Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word "katha," which means story. During a Kathak performance, the dancer becomes a storyteller through graceful, expressive movements.
(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Experience the magic of Latino culture and dance as Ballet Hispánico, the largest Latine/Latinx/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States, graces the stage at Monmouth University's Center for the Arts at Pollak Theatre on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 8:00pm. Recognized as one of America's Cultural Treasures, Ballet Hispánico is set to captivate audiences with their innovative dance productions that celebrate and explore the rich tapestry of Latino cultures.
(RED BANK, NJ) -- Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance – 25th Anniversary Tour comes to the Count Basie Center for the Arts on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 7:30pm. Flatley's ground-breaking choreography for Riverdance was followed by massive global success with the hit show Lord of the Dance.