Centenary Stage's Dance Fest Wraps With Free Workshop, Moe-tion Dance Theater
Centenary Stage Company (CSC) annual Dance Fest comes to a close with a free Day of Dance Workshops and a collaborative work of art created by the innovative moe-tion dance theater all on Friday, April 11th at The Lackland Center in Hackettstown.
moe-tion dance theater 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.
Glennon will also be premiering a new piece entitled "Passages To..." inspired by her recent site-specific work at Grounds for Sculpture, "I was able to pick a sculpture that spoke to me and then created movement on, over, around and through the sculpture, guiding me to create new innovative phrase work," Glennon said of her work. "The piece was very well received and I wanted to be able to bring something similar to the stage." "Passages To..." also uses original music composed by Glen Fittin and a set designed Angus Clayton for the dancers to work with in a complete collaboration of art, music and dance. This project was made possible by a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign formed by Glennon herself.
All Dance Fest tickets are $20 for adults, $17.50 for seniors/students, and $10 for children under 12. Dance Fest is sponsored in part by the North Jersey School of Dance Arts.
Tickets may be purchased online at 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.