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Reminder: All The World's A Stage! The Bard at Bell Works Outdoor Arts Festival
AT BELL WORKS IN HOLMDEL, NJ
(LOCATED ON ROOF DECK & MAIN ATRIUM)
William Shakespeare’s 457th birthday, join us for The Bard at Bell Works,
an outdoor arts festival located at Bell Works Roof Deck. The
festival will run April 11-25 and will feature Shakespeare classics,
bard-inspired ballets, and live music.
event was created by Gabriel Chajnik, Artistic Director of Axelrod
Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT), Monmouth County’s premiere
professional ballet company, and Director of Axelrod Performing Arts
Academy (APAA), a pre-professional performing arts program residing in
presentation of this fairy-filled fable is Gabriel Chajnik’s acclaimed
ballet, A Midsummer
Night’s Dream—Ballet. This whimsical retelling of the classic
comedy features AXCBT professional dancers, APAA students, and the dynamic
narration of Shakespearean actor Patrick Poole.
dancers and the students of APAA also present The Bard on Broadway, a revue of songs and scenes from
Shakespeare-themed shows and the plays that inspired them, such as Kiss
Me, Kate,Something Rotten!, and West Side Story.
Chajnik’s dancers will also premiere his original choreography for his West
Side Story and Romeo and Juliet.
In preparation for
this program, APAA’s pre-professional students were coached by our
professional Broadway staff including Brian O’Brien (Chicago), Ross
Lekites (Disney’s Frozen) and Aaron Kaburick (Something Rotten!).
In addition to
incredible performances by AXCBT, APAA, and STNJ, festival goers can also
experience Shakespeare-inspired foods created by Bell Market and
short educational talk-backs regarding all things Shakespeare!
There will also be free, limited-seated
screenings of Max Reinhart’s 1935 classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream and
Michael Hoffman's 1999 interpretation, available only in AXCBT’s dance space.
• Explore artistic
classes that will technically challenge you
• Discover your path
and explore your potential
APAA is dedicated to bringing our students
world-renowned guest faculty.
APAA's Summer 2020 Guest Faculty included:
DANCE: Michael Trusnovec (Paul Taylor), Michelle
Fleet (Paul Taylor), Gilbert Bolden (NYCB), Blakeley White-McGuire
(Graham), Samuel Lee Roberts (Alvin Ailey), Nicolas de La Vega (Radio
City), and Dylan Pearce (Radio City Spectacular Assistant Choreographer).
THEATER: Brian O'Brien (Chicago), Ross Lekites (Frozen),
Gary Cooper (Aladdin), Susan Egan (Tony Nominee, Beauty and the
Beast), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide), and Joanna Gleason
(Tony Winner, Into the Woods).
Auditions for new students required.
Work Study and Scholarship opportunities
available on a limited and select basis.
*APAA and Bell Works
follow all COVID-19 Safety Procedures. Students will be required to wear
masks and maintain social distance from others during their class. Students
are required to sign a waiver upon registration for class.