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Nimbus Dance Performs Jersey City Nutcracker

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Samuel Pott, Artistic Director

Phone: (201) 377-0718

Email: [email protected]

November, 2019

 NimbusPRESENTS: Jersey City Nutcracker, December 13-22, 2019

Jersey City’s Largest Annual Professional Performing Arts Event

– Tchaikovsky’s Holiday Classic set in Jersey City!

 Jersey City, NJ (11/19) – For the 10th consecutive year, NimbusPRESENTS the local holiday favorite: Jersey City Nutcracker. Set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned orchestral score, Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s city adventure, following them through fantasy, adversity, and celebration, with lessons about friendship and community along the way. This year’s performances once again features two exciting components: video mapping and projection designed by award-winning video artists Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger. Also included will be a pre-show Winter Carnival with games, concessions, and craft vendors.

Jersey City Nutcracker features Nimbus Dance’s professional company dancers with talented local youth from The School of Nimbus as well as from the French American Academy of Jersey City, Frank R. Conwell PS #3, Rafael de J. Cordero PS #37, Waterfront Montessori, Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School, and Snyder High School. Lead youth performers include Sibel Gitonga (Explore MS) and Michael Fuks (Newark’s Art HS), Janelle Acosta,  Brogan Donston and Leah Murphy (High Tech HS), Ysabelle Baculod (McNair HS), and Sophie Shapiro (Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS). Additionally, local celebrities make hilarious guest cameo appearances.

Goldman Sachs will support the 10th season of Nimbus Dance Works’ Jersey City Nutcracker as Lead Sponsor. Goldman Sachs’ support helps cover the costs of dance artists, lighting, and production, costumes/sets, administration, and marketing. Additionally, one half of Goldman Sachs’ sponsorship makes possible the inclusion of Jersey City public school students as performers in the production. Says Anthony Cammarata Jr., Managing Director, Corporate Services and Real Estate at Goldman Sachs: “For years Nimbus’ Jersey City Nutcracker has brought Jersey City youth, families, and residents together around the holidays to celebrate our community. Goldman Sachs is proud to sponsor this wonderful production and applauds the youth performers and Nimbus dancers and staff for their continued contribution to Jersey City.”

In addition to 9 public weekend performances, Nimbus will present 12 additional school matinee performances, providing the opportunity for 1500 Jersey City youth to attend the performances.

Nimbus Theater:

165 Newark Ave , Jersey City NJ (Enter on Barrow St.)

Dates/Times:

Friday, December 13, 7pm

Saturday, December 14, 1pm & 5pm

Sunday, December 15, 1pm & 5pm

Friday, December 20, 7pm

Saturday, December 21, 1pm & 5pm

Sunday, December 22, 1pm

Tickets: $25-$40  (Group discounts available)

Available HERE: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4256191

School Matinee Performances:

Tuesday, December 10, 10:15am & 1:15pm

Wednesday, December 11, 10:15am & 1:15pm

Thursday, December 12, 10:15am & 1:15pm

Tuesday, December 17, 10:15am & 1:15pm

Wednesday, December 18, 10:15am & 1:15pm

Thursday, December 19, 10:15am & 1:15pm

For information on groups sales or to reserve seats for school matinee performances, please email [email protected] or call (201) 377-0718.

About Nimbus Dance 

Nimbus Dance’s mission is to create and present innovative dance by bringing together top-tier dancers, choreographers, and collaborators in a dynamic, creative environment and delivering that work to diverse communities. Founded in 2005 by Samuel Pott and based in Jersey City, Nimbus has been at the forefront of excellence in the arts, community engagement, and impact, successfully interweaving Company, School, and Presenting wings. With a repertory of over 25 works, the Company performs on tour nationally and in Jersey City, impacting more than 16,000 people each year. Community engagement initiatives serve over 3,000 children annually through in-school, movement-based programs. The School of Nimbus holds 45 classes throughout the week and also offers the Junior Youth Ensemble, Nimbus Youth Ensemble, and the Pre-Professional Program. Through Company performances, programs for youth and seniors, partnerships with institutions such as New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saint Peter’s University, Young Audiences of New Jersey, and the Jersey City Board of Education, and collaborations with notable composers and visual artists, Nimbus weaves together artistic excellence and community impact.

 Nimbus Dance’s 2019-2020 Season is made possible by: 

 LMC, A Lennar Company, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, Base Fitness, Hopkins Group LLC, 

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Music USA, Goldman Sachs, US Trust/Bank of America, 

CoolVines, SILVERMAN, Dance New Jersey, Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs, the City of Jersey City, and by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by generous donors and sponsors. Thank you!

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