Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Cathartic, participator,y emotional journey into life, death, and dance to premiere in Jersey City, April 26

Jersey City Theater Center Presents

Cancer, Choreographed

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 2023; 6:00PM
Jersey City Theater Center, 165 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ (entrances on Barrow Street)
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Jersey City Theater Center is proud to present Cancer, Choreographed, a cathartic and participatory emotional journey into life, death, and dance. 

Created by Romanian choreographers Cosmin Manolescu and Cristina Lilienfeld and based on an original text written by Cătălina Florescu, the dance is an exhilarating experience in the last moments of a man dealing with breast cancer. 

The audience is welcomed into a special birthday celebration. The whole story unfolds into a series of performative episodes framed by an original soundtrack by Sabina Ulubeanu, a stunning visual projection by Cinty Ionescu, and live DJ-ing by Alexandros Raptis. Cancer Choreographed is co-presented in the U.S. by Jersey City Theatre Center and RCINYC.

Cancer, Choreographed will have its international premiere at Jersey City Theater Center on April 26, at 6PM, followed by a second performance at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York on April 28th. Performed and an homage to International Dance Day, celebrated worldwide on April 29th, Cancer, Choreographed is a unique affirmation of the present moment as we deal and dance with (breast) cancer. 

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"As the executive producer of JCTC, I strongly believe that the arts should be a platform for all voices, regardless of background or circumstance,” said Olga Levina. “We are committed to creating a space that is truly inclusive, where individuals from diverse communities, including those affected by cancer and disability, can come together to share their stories and experiences through the transformative power of the arts. We believe that by embracing diversity, we can create a more vibrant and compassionate world, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this movement."

About Jersey City Theater Center

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization committed to inspiring conversations about important issues of our times through the arts. Co-founded by Executive Producer Olga Levina, an immigrant from Belarus, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) produces and presents universal yet locally relevant works, emphasizing social justice and human rights. Since 2006, JCTC has provided a platform for all artistic voices to be heard in Jersey City, with the aim of sparking meaningful cross-cultural dialogue that helps build a greater understanding, mutual respect and better communities in New Jersey.

Programming made possible by numerous supporters, including the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Hudson County, the City of Jersey City, and the Office of Cultural Affairs.