This summer, two Summit-based nonprofit organizations, New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble and Reeves-Reed Arboretum, join together to present the INKUBATE® dance installation performance series. The collaborative endeavor provides choreographic residencies at NJDTE’s new 8,800 square foot facility for contemporary dance artists, and culminates in three outdoor performances at the Arboretum on June 22, July 27 and August 31.
On June 22, emerging contemporary choreographers including Patrick Coker of Jessica Lang Dance in New York City will interact with and highlight the 5,000 acres of Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s various landscapes through a series of intimate duets and trios. NJDTE alumni and 2016 AiR® Program choreographers-in-residence Samuel Asher Kunzman of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Juilliard School graduate Magdalyn Segale will also perform new works in the installation.
On July 27, NJDTE Artistic Director Nancy Turano will collaborate with Val Vigoda, an accomplished electric violinist, to present a new work that explores the interplay of live music with the sounds of nature, along with aesthetic sculptural movement. The performance will feature approximately 35 pre-professional dancers ages 13-17 from NJDTE’s Summer Dance Intensive.
For the final performance on August 31, master guest choreographer Elizabeth Roxas, a legendary dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will create an imaginative work inspired by new water sculptures commissioned by the Arboretum, with movement that reflects the flow and power of water. A multigenerational cast of professional and pre-professional dance artists from NJDTE and will collaborate with Roxas for this installation.
Admission: Free for RRA members; $10 donation for non-members; $5 students
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Arboretum grounds open at 6pm for guests to picnic. Performances begin at 7pm.