Poesia: New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble Spring Community Storytime, 4/27

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 10:30am

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, a pre-professional training and performing company for young dancers based in Summit, NJ, hosts a community storytime which brings the classical and contemporary poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson, Langston Hughes, Eve Merriam, and more to life at this free special event.

No registration required
Auditorium, Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair
Ages 4-10
Thursday, April 27 at 4pm
*(Please note that this program has been rescheduled from Saturday, April 1 at 2pm)

NJDTE dancers, including Montclair resident Ashe Turner, 16, will perform and lead interactive creative movement explorations inspired by the season of Spring, nature, and animals. Afterwards, the dancers will answer questions, sign autographs, and take photos with the children in attendance. Enjoy this complimentary presentation in anticipation of NJDTE’s annual repertory performance, “i Balli di Primavera!” at Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University for one performance only on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2pm.

The acclaimed pre-professional company will present four world premieres by Elizabeth Roxas, a legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company member, Elizabeth Koeppen-Kalosieh of Parsons Dance, contemporary choreographer Adam Barruch, and NJDTE Artistic Director Nancy Turano. Repertory favorites by renowned choreographers Sidra Bell and Jean Emile complete the mixed bill program of short ballet, modern and contemporary works, and the production features over 55 talented dancers ages 7-18 from across New Jersey. Visit www.njdte.tix.com or call 908-273-5500 for ticket details for May 7 performance!

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