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Nimbus Dance Performs at NJPAC with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nimbus Dance Performs at NJPAC with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Nimbus Dance returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on November 14 at 7 PM at NJPAC located at 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ, 07102 accompanied by musicians from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) in a collaboration that brings together the two acclaimed New Jersey non-profit arts groups. The evening features Nimbus’ world premiere of Falling Sky, choreographed by Artistic Director Samuel Pott.

Falling Sky includes new music commissioned by internationally-recognized composer Qasim Naqvi. The work is performed alongside Mr. Pott’s seminal 2015 dance, Patch of Turf, in which a tour-de-force quartet of female dancers manipulate a 12’ x 8’ piece of artificial grass, poignantly revealing both our estrangement from the natural world and insatiable appetite for its resources. Where Patch of Turf boils with the earthbound immediacy of biology, evolution, and survival, Falling Sky, a full company work for eight dancers, conjures the lofty, spiritual realm of the skies, addressing the intangible implications of a changing climate and natural world to our psyche and consciousness. Award-winning video artists Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger add projected scenic design to Falling Sky. Chamber musicians from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform Qasim Naqvi’s scores live for both works, creating an intensely vivid theatrical experience.

Also performed at NJPAC will be the return of Dawn Marie Bazemore’s The After Party, homage to jazz legends Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson. With vibrant, quick, and spirited choreography and intricate musicality, this crowd-pleasing ode to jazz explores intertwined relationships, dynamics, and joy of movement. Mr. Pott’s The Glare From These Horizons will also be performed.

Tickets for the evening are available at www.njpac.org/events/detail/nimbus-dance-2019.

About Nimbus

Nimbus’ 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, New Jersey, 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 30 works, the Company performs on tour nationally and in Jersey City, impacting 16,000 people each year. Community engagement initiatives serve over 7,000 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. In winter 2020, Nimbus will relocate to the new state-of-the-art Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District.

Contact: Samuel Pott, Artistic Director, Nimbus

Phone: (201) 377-0718

Email: [email protected]


November 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Newark, AU

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