Thursday, March 15, 2018

AXELROD CONTEMPORARY BALLET THEATER ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR “A MIDSUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE”

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AUDITION NOTICE:

A MIDSUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 18, AT 2 PM
WHERE
: Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ.
Open to dancers ages 10-21.
For more information and to register for the audition, please email Wendy Roman, company coordinator, at wendyroman@gmail.com.

The audition will consist of a short Ballet/Pointe or Jazz/Contemporary/Modern solo (less than 2 minutes).

“A Midsummer Dance Intensive” is a 14-day program, August 13-30, which meets five days a week for six hours a day.  This summer program is designed for young dancers interested in taking their artistic abilities to the next level under the tutelage of choreographer and director Gabriel Chajnik and visiting master teachers. Tuition: $1,200. Scholarships available.

The summer program culminates with a full-length production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream” on Thursday, August 30 at 8:00 p.m. The participating Dance Intensive students will perform alongside the professional company members of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theatre, accompanied by live musicians. The multi-media performance will integrate different styles of dance from Ballet and Pointe to Contemporary and Modern on the spacious stage at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center.

About Gabriel Chajnik

The founding director of the new Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater, Gabriel Chajnik was trained under the tutelage of Maestro Hector Zaraspe and is an alumnus of the Juilliard School.

Chajnik is a former dancer with American Repertory Ballet. His teaching credits expand from Argentina to Europe and the United States at Brooklyn Music School, Princeton Ballet, the Academy of Dance Arts and Gotta Dance in New Jersey. Gabriel’s work has been featured at Juilliard, the Manhattan School of Music, the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C., Alice Tully Hall, the Clark Theater at Lincoln Center, MMAC, and the Lambs Theater.

Chajnik is also the Artistic Director for TranscenDanceGroup, whose TDG Holocaust Awareness performance has reached school students throughout the tri-state area. Chajnik has been honored by the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, & Warren Counties.

About Axelrod Performing Arts Center

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center fosters artistic excellence by showcasing varied and distinct cultural programs that enrich the imaginative, intellectual, and creative soul, while cultivating an appreciation of diverse communities through the pursuit of the arts. For more information, please visit www.axelrodartscenter.com