“Dance on the Lawn” celebrates dance in New Jersey and aims to increase exposure to dance by bringing professional and emerging companies, plus students of dance from around New Jersey together in a community setting that is free and open to the public. Since our inception in 2014 we have presented New Jersey School Performing Groups, New Jersey Professional Companies including Randy James’ 10 Hairy Legs, Maurice Chestnut’s Dance Therapy and Donna Scro’s Freespace Dance, plus New York Professional Companies including Seán Curran Company, Janice Brenner and Dancers, works by Troy Powell (Artistic Director, Ailey II), Ballet Hispanico Dos and DanceGrandMoultrie. Additionally, each year we select and support an “Emerging Commissioned New Jersey Choreographer” with performance opportunities guided by a mentor. Robert Mark Burke was chosen in 2015 and Kyle Marshall is the 2016 recipient. Charmaine Warren and Laura Marchese are the guiding force behind "Dance on the Lawn: Montclair's Dance Festival."
The 2016 line up is:
NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS: Grooves Unlimited Dance Studio (Livingston); Kathy Costa's DanceWorks & Company (Montclair); Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts' Performance Workshop Ensemble (Montclair) & Nancy Turano's New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble (Summit)
Kyle Marshall - "DANCE ON THE LAWN'S 2016 "EMERGING NEW JERSEY COMMISSIONED CHOREOGRAPHER" (Jersey City)
NEW JERSEY COMPANIES: FreeSpace Dance (Donna Scro - Artistic Director/Montclair); "Dance Therapy" (Maurice Chestnut - Artistic Director/Newark); 10 Hairy Legs (Randy James - Artistic Director/Highland Park) & Carolyn Dorfman (Carolyn Dorfman - Artistic Director/Union)
NEW YORK COMPANIES: New Work by Troy Powell (Artistic Director - Ailey II); ZEST Collective (Gentry George - Artistic Director); &
Keigwin + Company (Larry Keigwin - Artistic Director)
Bring lawn chairs!
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