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CSC's Dance Fest Continues with Art Of Motion Dance Theatre, 4/11

CSC's Dance Fest Continues with Art Of Motion Dance Theatre, 4/11

Centenary Stage Company (CSC) annual Dance Fest continues through April 11th with the talents of The Art of Motion Dance Theatre and moe-tion dance theater. The Lackland Center will be the center for dancers and families from and around Hackettstown to congregate for two fantastic shows and a free Day of Dance Workshops open to the public.

The Art of Motion Dance Theatre (AOMDT) will stun audiences with their show "Legend, Myth & Nature" on Saturday, April 5th at 8 pm. The AOMDT is a repertory company based in Ridgewood, NJ, performing original works by Artistic Directors Lynn Needle, Olivia Galgano and guest artists Kent Lindemer and M.A. Taylor. Hailing from the Nikolais and Ballet Russe legacies, Needle and Galgano have created works defying logic. The multidisciplinary company features elaborate handmade costumes, conceived and constructed by visual and performing artist Annie Hickman. AOMDT was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, and was hailed by Out and About as "absolutely fantastic".

A collaborative project, led by Needle and Galgano will include Centenary dance students partnering with breast cancer survivors to perform in a piece entited "BRCA1/Genome," named after the gene mutation that can lead to breast cancer. Students will dance to music composed by Dr. Linda Marcel, Professor of Music at Bergen Community College. Dr. Marcel wanted to unite science with music and have music be reflective of the Genome pattern in breast cancer patients. Dr. Ruth Grauert, a 1935 graduate of Centenary College, will be the lighting designer for this project. Ms. Grauert, who returns to campus after 78 years will be honored at a special alumni reception at 6:30 pm, prior to the show. Interested alumni can contact Deana Cynar at Alumni Relations at 908-852-1400 x 2250 or by e-mail at cynard@centenarycollege.edu.

moe-tion dance theater returns to close out CSC's Dance Fest on Friday, April 11th at 8pm. moe-tion is a contemporary modern dance company based in New Jersey. Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon, the company is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression. It seeks to promote an inclusive vision of the arts through the language of modern dance, painting, sculpture, photography, literature and live music creating productions that expose the community to multiple art forms in one event.
moe-tion dance theater's mission is to present a wide range of programs that educate, enrich and entertain including people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. To further this mission, Glennon will also be hosting a Day of Dance including FREE workshops open to the public for ages 14 and up, focusing on modern dance, improvisation, and musical theatre dance from 9:00 am-1:00 pm on Friday, April 11th. Reservations required by calling the box office. Day of Dance participants will receive a coupon to purchase a $10 rush ticket to that evening's performance. moe-tion will also incorporate local high school and college dance students in one of their collaborative community pieces.

All Dance Fest tickets are $20 for adults, $17.50 for seniors/students, and $10 for children under 12. A Flex Pass to attend all three performances is available for $37.50. Dance Fest is sponsored in part by the North Jersey School of Dance Arts.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.centenarystageco.org<http://www.centenarystageco.org/>, at the CSC Box Office in The Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown, or by calling 908-979-0900. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m.

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