Community Arts Center presents
Morris County Dance Connections Festival Week
WHEN: Monday, November 28, through Sunday, December 4.
WHERE: Madison Community Arts Center, 10 King Street, Madison
TICKETS: Tickets may be ordered through the www.madisonartsnj.org/mcac/ or www.lksentertainment.org
Advance sale pricing as low as $10 per ticket.
The programs feature dance in many formats from tap and swing to folk and modern.
Swing Dancing with Nissreen Almazouni & the Bottle Hill Swing Band
WHEN: 7:00 on Monday, November 28.
Beginning dancers can take instruction from noted dance teacher Nissreen Almazouni starting at 7:00 and then the Big Band starts playing at 7:30. Nissreen will work with students throughout the evening and experienced swing dancers can just jump and jive to the music. Advance sale tickets are only $10! Photo courtesy of the artist
Tap Dancers Take the Lead with the Antoinette Montague Experience
WHEN: 7:30 on Tuesday, November 29.
Jazz and Blues Singer Antoinette Montague brings her trio to the Arts Center along with two professional tap dancers, A.C. Lincoln and Calvin Booker, who take the role of instruments. Her two dancers are regulars at Jazz at Lincoln Center and bring an excitement and creativity to jazz dance unlike anything most people have experienced. Advance sale tickets are only $20. Photo courtesy of Jack Grassa
Dance and Storytelling
WHEN: 7:30 on Wednesday, November 30.
An evening of storytellers and choreographers who challenge the audience with their very creative approach to dance. Claire Porter, an internationally renowned dancer/actor, creates entertaining and unique movement/language experiences that blur the lines between theater and dance. Paul Rabinowicz, the Executive Director of Arts by the People, will read selections from some of his short stories with the accompaniment of three dancers. Tickets are a low $20. Photo courtesy of the artist
Young Dancers Take the Stage with Drew University’s Kimani Fowlin
WHEN: 7:30 on Thursday, December 1.
College Students show off their skills in a program that bodes well for the future of dance. Drew University Assistant Professor of Dance Kimani Fowlin, an internationally recognized dancer, choreographer and educator, will bring her most advanced students for a program entitled Choice. Tickets are only $15 in advance. Photo courtesy of the Martinetti Gio
WHEN: 7:30 on Friday, December 2.
The Thomas Edison Film Festival celebrates 40 years of great short films and will come to Madison for one evening only with a program of films using a dance motif. Formerly the Black Maria Film Festival, TEFF screens juried short films all over the world, advancing the creative power of film. Executive Director Jane Steuerwald will introduce the program and then discuss how dance is used in each of the films. Advance sale tickets are only $15.
WHEN: 7:30 on Saturday, December 3.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the internationally renowned modern dance company Carolyn Dorfman Dance, is dedicating this season to Carolyn Dorfman’s extraordinary parents, Henry and Mala Dorfman. Each performance celebrates the power of individuals working in relations to build a better community, a stronger world. Among the works performed will be excerpts of her newest work, The Attitude of Doing (featuring music of Regina Carter), PRIMA! (celebrating the music of Louis Prima), and NOW! Advance sale tickets are only $20. Photo courtesy of Stephen Pisano
Morris County Supports Ukraine
WHEN: 3:00 on Sunday, December 4.
All funds raised at this show will be donated to aid for Ukraine through the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (www.unwla.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The performance will include the Iskra Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, a Ukrainian Folk Dance group, and several Ukrainian musicians. The artwork will be from the Don’t Close Your Eyes exhibit on the gallery walls. Photo courtesy of Chris Syzonenko
Funding for Morris County Dance Connections Festival Week has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Dance week is a part of Dance Connections and the Arts & Culture Collaborative. The Madison Community Arts Center is a part of the Borough of Madison and the Madison Arts and Culture Alliance.