Saturday, October 31, 2015

CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE RETURNS TO MORRIS MUSEUM FOR AFTERNOON OF REPERTORY FAVORITES

Waves by Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Afternoon of Repertory Favorites
WHEN: Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 2:00 PM.
WHERE:
Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown
TICKETS: $35 General Public; $30 Members/Seniors/Subscribers; $15 Students (18 & under or a valid college ID).

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, returns for an afternoon of repertory favorites highlighting both the intimacy of the duet and the power of the ensemble. The company will present three varied works by Artistic Director Carolyn Dorfman.

Featured on the program is Dorfman’s 2015 premiere WAVES—with live music by cellist Jessie Reagen Mann, multi-instrumentalist and human beat boxer Pete List, and recorder player Daphna Mor. Dorfman uses this eclectic and unusual grouping of artists, their instruments, sounds, and vocals, to create new and visceral movement connections—WAVES—between her dancers, the music and the dance. The all encompassing and multi-dimensional work has been cited by critic Robert Johnson, NJArts.net as “a community that leaves no one behind.”

Hailed as a consummate storyteller, Dorfman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, has also created a celebrated body of work that honors her Jewish legacy. The company will present The Klezmer Sketch, in which Dorfman mines the exuberant, yet soulful quality of Klezmer music that inspired her exploration of Jewish gesture, expression, ritual, character and values. The program concludes with Under My Skin. With original music by composer/vocalist Jennifer Giering, this set of three songs chronicles the growth and depth of a relationship. Under My Skin is an evocative and sensuous duet exploring concealment and revelation, isolation and trust.

"I love bringing my work to the Bickford at the Morris Museum as it provides audiences a wonderfully intimate space to connect with the dances and dancers," said Carolyn Dorfman. "This fall we bring a program of work that celebrates relationship, family, the Jewish journey and encompasses the universal connection these themes engender.”

Tickets may be purchased online at www.morrismuseum.org, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00AM to 5:00PM.

(Image: WAVES. Photography by David Hedden.)