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NJPAC Hosts 2023 Dance Performances including 50th Anniversary of Pilobolus, 25th Anniversary of Riverdance, Alvin Ailey, and More
WHERE: NJPAC is
located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from
the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or
To purchase, contact NJPAC at
1.888.GO.NJPAC/1.888.466.5722 or visit NJPAC.org/dance. Artists and
schedules are subject to change
Sun 1.15 @ 6:00 p.m.
Sleeping Beauty: State Ballet
Theater of Ukraine
Sleeping Beauty is
one of the worlds most beloved ballets and one of Tchaikovsky’s most
captivating masterpieces. The tale of a princess cursed to sleep for
100 years comes to life with The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine,
whose dancers perform dazzling choreography adapted from the
legendary Marius Petipa. Tchaikovsky himself declared Sleeping Beauty his
best work, and audiences of all ages will enjoy the colorful
costumes, festive music and charming fairytale love story. Tix:
1.21-22 @ 2:00 p.m.
Nai-Ni Chen: Year of the Black Water Rabbit
For two decades, NJPAC has hosted a fantastic Newark celebration of
the Lunar New Year with performances and festivities by the Jersey-based
company, Nai-Ni Chen Dance. In Spring of 2023, Nai-Ni Chen Dance
Company celebrates the Year of the Black Water Rabbit. It’s a
spectacular experience for all ages, combining traditional Chinese
dance with modern flair. The Red Lions dance to a hip hop beat in a
world premiere work commissioned by NJPAC. The Golden Dragon brings
good luck and fortune for the coming year. Dancers, acrobats and
musicians perform in dazzling red and gold costumes. Tix: $27-$35.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown
Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and
the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey –
where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every
day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all
and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting
as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.
Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the
next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted
10 million visitors (including more than 1.8 million children) since
opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting
relationships with each of its constituents.