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Freestyle Love Supreme Announces Virtual Classes For The Fall
Freestyle Love Supreme, the critically acclaimed improv troupe founded by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale and the recipient of a Special Tony Award, is continuing virtual classes with the popular FLS Academy, launched in 2018 and taught by FLS company members.
NJPAC Presents Peking Acrobats on March 12th
(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes the Peking Acrobats on Saturday, March 12, 2022 with performances at 3:00pm & 7:00pm. A breathtaking spectacle 3,000 years in the making! The time-honored art form of Chinese acrobatics combines with traditional music and high-tech special effects for a jaw-dropping carnival of fun.
“Dance and Disability in Israel” to be Presented Via Zoom on October 10th
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Integrated dance, an art form that brings together dancers with and without disabilities, powerfully challenges the way disability is presented and perceived in public culture and in the arts. Professor Gili Hammer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will explore the Israeli aspects of this art form, which defy national, religious, and social boundaries while expanding public awareness of multiculturalism. Yet, they also reveal a hierarchy between veterans who are disabled as a result of military service in the Israeli Defense Forces and others with disabilities.
2nd Annual Asbury Park Dance Festival To Take Place September 25th
(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The second annual Asbury Park Dance Festival will take place at the House of Indpendents on September 25, 2021 at 7:00pm. The spectacular evening of dance features performances by the Martha Graham Dance Company, Merce Cunningham's Centennial Solos, Parsons Dance, star B-Girl Ephrat Asherie, tapping sensation and NJ native Maurice Chestnut, Nimbus Dance and more.
Ocean County Library Marks Hispanic Heritage Month and Resumes Live Entertainment with Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre
(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Ocean County Library will host a trio of performances by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre during Hispanic Heritage Month. The first “Romeria del Rocio,” a virtual performance, will take place onWednesday, September 15 at 6:00pm. Registrants at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events will receive links for the Zoom event by email.
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The Healing Power of Dance Returns to Montclair
Dance on the Lawn returns for its 8th year on Saturday, September 11. The free outdoor festival offers live performances from some of the best professional dancers in the area and showcases some of the best future talent as well. The event takes place in front of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (73 South Fullerton Avenue) in Montclair from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
American Repertory Ballet Presents "Mexican Music" Video Performance
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- On June 28, 2021, American Repertory Ballet released the digital premiere of Mexican Music, a video filmed onstage at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC). The video takes you behind-the-scenes with ARB dancers and an interview with the choreographer, David Fernandez. Dancers include Erikka Reenstierna-Cates, Shaye Firer, Ryoko Tanaka, Annie Johnson, Nina Yoshida, and Hallie Rumsey-Lasersohn , Aldeir Monteiro, and Matanya Solomon.
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.
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