Monday, October 31, 2011

RVCC THEATRE TO PRESENT WORKS OF NJ DANCE COMPANIES

 

Dances from the Garden
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, at 8 PM
WHERE:
118 Lamington Road in Branchburg
TICKETS: $17 and $27
To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908.725.3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. A variety of subscribers’ packages are available for all Theatre series. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for a variety of performances.

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The evening will feature the outstanding talents of the Nimbus Dance Works, Randy James Dance Works and Lustig Dance Theatre. The presentation is part of the Theatre’s 2011-2012 Major Artists Series.

Nimbus Dance Works will present Memo, featuring choreography by Samuel Pott and music by Dvorak, Bloch, Prokofiev and Rochberg. The piece was inspired by Pott’s desire to create a work that emanated out of the personal experience of each dancer. Pott explains that he “wanted to find a process that would compel the dancers to speak directly and honestly through movement about subjects of importance in their lives.”

Lustig_Dance_TheatreLustig Dance Theatre will present Pulcinella, featuring choreography by Graham Lustig and a neo-classic score by Igor Stravinsky. In the piece Lustig explores the Commedia dell’arte, the Italian form of theatre that began in the mid-16th Century and was characterized by masked “types” of iconic characters. A farcical forerunner to slap stick, Commedia dell’arte is the perfect setting for this high-spirited romp to one of the world’s greatest pieces of music. (Above: A scene from Lustig Dance Theatre’s Pulcinella. Photo courtesy of Lustig Dance Theatre)

Master Class with Randy James
Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 PM

Open Rehearsal Randy James Dance Works
Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 PM

Open Rehearsal Nimbus Dance Works
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM

Master Class with Sam Potts
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3 PM

Open Rehearsal Lustig Dance Theatre
Friday, Nov. 11 at 12:15 PM
Master Class with Company Dancer
Friday, Nov. 11 at 3 PM

Classes are FREE. Pre-registration required. Call Cindy at 908.231.8801

Pre-talk
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:40 PM

Ticket holders for Dances from the Garden concert are invited and encouraged to arrive early for a brief and informative preview of the evening.

For the eighth year in a row, Courier News readers voted The Theatre at RVCC as the “Best of the Best” in 2011 in the “Theater” category.

RVCC’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 40 years, the College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. RVCC @ Bridgewater, located at 14 Vogt Drive, offers technical, trade, credit and non-credit courses. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.