Nimbus Dance Works Jersey City Spring Season
Nimbus Dance Works
Nimbus Dance Works, Jersey City's premier dance company, announces its 2011 Jersey City Home Season, featuring an array of dance works by choreographers from four distinct cultural traditions. Kicking off on June 9, 2011 with an Opening Night Celebration, and featuring works by renowned choreographers Pedro Ruiz, Xiao-Xiong Zhang, Jean Paul Jr., and Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, these performances allow Nimbus dancers to display the full range of their impressive capabilities.
The program features a world premiere by Latin choreographer Pedro Ruiz, showcasing the sophisticated grace of the Cuban “Danzón” style. The flowing, martial-art-inspired movements of Xiao-xiong Zhang's “Butterfly Dream” bring to Jersey City a piece that thrilled audiences when it was performed last summer at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Jean Paul Jr.'s “Priye Ginen” highlights Nimbus' dancers' thrilling intensity as they push their physical limits to a percussive Haitian score. The program is rounded out by the Nimbus company premiere of Samuel Pott's poignant and historically insightful “Bloodlines 1944.” This quintessentially American work conjures up the year 1944 through a montage of memory and fantasy in the mind of a World War II soldier at sea in the Pacific.
Performance and Event Details
Grace Church Van Vorst
39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ
Thursday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. (followed by an Opening Night Celebration)
Friday, June 10 and Saturday June11, 8:00 p.m.,
Tickets: 8 (0 students and seniors)
Opening Night Celebration:
Tickets 5: include entrance to performance, and to champagne reception honoring Grace Church Van Vorst and dancer Michelle de Fremery