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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater To Perform At NJPAC In May 2022

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 8:00pm, Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 3:00pm.  They will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Revelations, the cultural treasure that changed modern dance forever.


NJPAC Presents Parsons Dance On October 22nd

(NEWARK, NJ) --  New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Parsons Dance on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:30pm. Joyous. Life-affirming. Exuberant. Parsons Dance jolts the spirit and soothes the soul.


Nimbus Arts Festival To Take Place May 22nd

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Nimbus leads Jersey City and statewide audiences back to live performance with the first annual, star-studded, outdoor Nimbus Arts Festival, presented on the Harborside Campus on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 7:00pm.  The event features a lineup of nationally-renowned and locally-loved performing artists including Nimbus Dance, Jersey City’s hometown dance company, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, co-presentations with Segunda Quimbamba Puerto Rican Folkloric Center, Riverview Jazz Festival and Hudson West Folk Festival, the Festival offers world-class arts in a laid-back and socially-distanced atmosphere, complete with food trucks, drink refreshments by CoolVines, and artisan vendors. 


Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Dancers For "The Bridge" May 10-14

(FORT LEE, NJ) -- In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute through Zoom, The Bridge.  The Institute’s aim is to bring together dancers, choreographers and directors around the world to experience the master teachers of color whose practices are embedded in the community and are focused on advancing the art of dance that transform the personal, environmental and metaphysical spaces. 


Outside The Lines Site Specific Dance Project To Premiere at Centenary Stage Company On May 15th

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company will host the premiere of the Outside the Lines Dance Project, on May 15, 2021 at 3:00pm, on the Front lawn of Seay Building. (rain date May 16). Co-founded by Centenary University dance and theater professors, Maureen Glennon Clayton and Lea Antolini Lid, Outside the Lines intention is to present immersive site-specific dance experiences throughout the state of New Jersey.

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FEATURES

A Very Jersey City Christmas — Nimbus Dance's "Jersey City Nutcracker: The Movie"

Some things are certain each holiday season: sugar cookies, last-minute shopping, Andy Williams’ Christmas songs, and countless performances of “The Nutcracker” ballet all over the globe. But, as far as we know, Nimbus Dance in Jersey City puts on the only “Nutcracker” set in New Jersey’s second largest city — complete with dozens of local children and Garden State-centric characters that include the Statue of Liberty, a corrupt politician, and a creature known as Mama Cannoli.


Alone/Together - A Virtual Collaboration From Across The Atlantic

Over the past two months, two choreographers and 15 dancers have reached across the Atlantic Ocean to create a short work, “Alone/Together,” which premiered online July 15. This virtual collaboration has come about because the coronavirus brought the world to a stop, battering the economy, forcing a time of isolation and physical distancing, and for many, a loss of work. 


Meet New Jersey’s Arts Leaders: A Conversation with Samuel Pott, Founding Artistic Director, Nimbus Dance

Through his company Nimbus Dance, Samuel Pott choreographs new work, such as the recent premiere of “Falling Sky” at NJPAC, and provides dance education to 4,000 students in Jersey City. As the founder and artistic director of Nimbus, Pott has also choreographed a bold new move: the creation of a permanent home for the company at The Lively in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District. Located on the ground floors of a new luxury apartment complex, the Nimbus Arts Center at The Lively includes studio and rehearsal space, a 150-seat theater, and administrative offices. The center will also house new partnerships focusing on arts education and the visual arts with St. Peter’s University and Pro Arts Jersey City.


REVIEW: The Tap Pack at MPAC

Who knew, that back in my childhood days when my parents signed me up for tap dance lessons with Henry LeTang and Phil Black, that I would have a lifelong obsession with tap? So when I heard that Australia’s The Tap Pack was coming to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ, I knew I had to secure a seat – and only because they are tap dancers. I’ve never heard of them previous to seeing their sizzle reel on YouTube.


Rowan Presents "Groove" Dance Show

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.

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