Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Out of Bounds: JCTC Presents Innovative Modern Dance Showcase at White Eagle Hall


WHEN: Saturday June 2, Doors 7:30/ Show: 8:00
White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
TICKETS: $15 - $20 (Student & Senior Citizens discounts available with valid ID)
To purchase tickets, visit: www.JCTCenter.org
For JCTC information, call: (201) 795-5386

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Out of Bounds, an evening of high-caliber modern dance celebrating innovative New Jersey and New York choreographers by some of the leading dance companies and dancers in the region.

Curated by Meagan Woods, co-producer of Your Move, the largest dance festival in New Jersey, the White Eagle Hall dance concert brings together a rare grouping of some of today’s most innovative practitioners of dance and movement. "Jersey City has a strong community with enthusiasm for dance,” said Woods. “Out of Bounds will offer a full spectrum of contemporary movement in a unique celebration of the thriving dance scene here."

In addition to Woods, Out of Bounds features Robert Mark Burke, Lauren Connolly, Katelyn Halpern, Joe Monteleone, Morgan Refakis, Nick Sciscione and Heather Warfel in evening of eight distinct dance vignettes. Each piece was created or selected specifically for Resistance, JCTC’s current thematic series. JCTC selects topics global in scope yet relevant to the community then explores this theme through a variety of art genres, including visual arts, readings, theatre and dance.

These dance interpretations of Resistance are all individual takes on overcoming limitations, either by pushing back against restrictions or moving beyond them. Out of Bounds also redraws boundaries of typical performance space. Dance will erupt both onstage and off with movement traversing throughout White Eagle Hall. Audience members can decide on what sightline to view each piece – either on the floor and close to the dancers or from a birds-eye view of the action from the balcony. The dance concert will be followed by a reception at White Eagle Hall where audiences can meet the Out of Bounds performers.

“This dance concert offers boundless performances, defying categories with raw, expansive movement inventions,” said Woods. “Out of Bounds offers a nod to the evening's content and structure: dancers, and audience members, engage without confines in a concert that explores nearness, escapism, rebellion, and impending change.”

“Meagan has always embraced the community and in turn the community embraces her,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “Out of Bounds has some of the most incredible dancers and choreographers that have come together to celebrate dance and the Jersey City community.”

Funding for Out of Bounds and Resistance was made possible by generous support from the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Out of Bounds and Resistance was also made possible through the generosity of Ben LoPiccolo Development Group, JCTC’s Board of Directors, private donors and local Jersey City businesses.

Jersey City Theater Center, Inc. (JCTC) presents programming at Merseles Studios and White Eagle Hall. JCTC is a nonprofit, 501c3 arts organization committed to inspiring conversations about the important topics of our times through innovative and progressive performing and visual arts that celebrates diversity, bringing communities closer together and enhancing the quality of life.