Randy James' 10 Hairy Legs Dance Company Makes World Debut Today

The balance of the 2012-2013 season includes additional works from James' critically acclaimed repertory with appearances at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Middlesex County) and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Victoria Theater (Essex County) during its Jersey Moves festival (February 23); at The Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, Middlesex County (April 14); our New York City Debut at New York Live Arts (May 30-June 2), and conclude with a two week residency and performances with workshops and outreach on Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman at the end of June.

James' former company, Randy James Dance Works, operated with uninterrupted service for 16 years until 2009, at which time he and the board decided to put the company on hiatus. James had suffered a personal tragedy and was pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree while maintaining a full time teaching schedule at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

10 Hairy Legs will serve to engage the core dance audience, and will also draw new audiences from less traditional sources due to its unique perspective as an all male company. The quality of the artistic work presented, as well as the collaborations created, will serve to engage those interested in new work, live music and renowned choreographers. As James will continue his position as a member of the faculty of Mason Gross' Dance Department following his Sabbatical, it will also serve to raise the standard of male dancer seeking admission to the department since there will be a notable professional performing entity comprised of graduates from the program. James' wildly popular Dance Appreciation class, attended by more than 1,000 non-dance department students each semester, provides a unique opportunity to engage and educate a novice audience.

Tickets to the performance are $30, $20 with Senior and Student discounts available. They may be purchased by calling (908) 725-3420 or at www.rvccarts.org. The theater is located at 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ.

A Meet the Artist Reception follows the performance. Tickets to the Reception may be purchased for $25 by contacting Betsy Sobo at bsobo@10HL.org. Patrons may choose to receive Premium Seating at the performance and entre?e to the reception. These tickets are $55 - $100 per person.

10 Hairy Legs is funded in part by a leadership grant from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.