Carolyn Dorfman News

Renowned Choreographer Peter Chu Launches Into Creative Residency at The Cultch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014

Critically acclaimed choreographer and chuthis. Artistic Director Peter Chu returns to Vancouver for an artistic residency at The Cultch, July 2 to 12, 2014. Chu will begin creation on an original full-length work - a solo project inspired by Las Vegas lounge acts of the 1960's, which will enjoy its US premiere in Las Vegas in 2015. (more...)

Lea Antolini Receives Jete Award for Her Work Advancing Dance Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Lea Antolini, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance at Centenary College, and regular choreographer, director and performer with the professional Centenary Stage Company, will be accepting the "Jete Award" at the 2014 Dance New Jersey Festival on Saturday, June 28 at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, located on the Douglass campus of Rutgers in New Brunwick. (more...)

DANCENOW Announces the 2014 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival, 9/3-6 & 13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

DANCENOW is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2014 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival. Featuring works by forty choreographers and their companies, the 2014 festival will be held over four evenings from September 3 to 6, with an encore performance on September 13. The exciting lineup of artists features many fan favorites, including festival veterans and returning artists, alongside rising stars and festival newcomers. 2014 marks the 19th annual season of the DANCENOW Festival. (more...)

STRICTLY SEATTLE to Feature Six New Works by Local Choreographers, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Super-charged Strictly Seattle performances feature six new works by some of Seattle's most celebrated choreographers: 2013 Stranger Genius awardee zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers and Byron Carr at Broadway Performance Hall. To accommodate sold-out crowds Velocity has added a third performance-a Saturday matinee at 2pm. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces New York Season, Running 6/26-29
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, appears at New York Live Arts June 26-28 at 7:30 pm and June 29 at 2:00 pm. Continuing the company's aggressive repertory expansion that explores the range of the male dancer, the four performances feature two programs with works by Julie Bour, David Dorfman and Dan Froot, Doug Elkins, Tiffany Mills, David Parker, Claire Porter and Randy James. Tickets are $20 for General Seating, $15 for students, seniors, artists, and New York Live Arts Members. (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

Ellen Robbins, ZviDance and More to Headline New York Live Arts' 2014 THEATER ACCESS PROGRAM, 6/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

New York Live Arts announces the 2014 Theater Access Program - a comprehensive rental program that provides performance space and resources to a diverse group of self-producing artists of all disciplines. This year's artists include (in order of appearance) Ellen Robbins; ZviDance; Elisa Monte Dance, Bulglisi Dance Theatre and Jennifer Muller/The Works; and 10 Hairy Legs. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs to Perform at Crossroad Theatre, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, appears at Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm for its final New Jersey performance of its 2013-2014 season. The performance features all ten of the company members. The company is now double our size since our founding in 2012. (more...)

NJPAC Presents JERSEY MOVES! Festival of Dance Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

Today, March 8th NJPAC showcases of the quality and diversity of dance created in the Garden State. In its third year, Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance will feature New Jersey's top dance companies as well as the leading emerging dance troupes from around the state. Over the course of two evenings, nine dance companies with genres from Irish to modern, ballet to tap, and styles from around the world. The opening night's program will feature the two of the state's leading dance companies, and will include two world premieres from Randy James' all male dance company 10 Hairy Legs as well as a world premiere from The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. (more...)

NJPAC to Present JERSEY MOVES! Festival of Dance, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

On Saturday, March 8th NJPAC showcases of the quality and diversity of dance created in the Garden State. In its third year, Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance will feature New Jersey's top dance companies as well as the leading emerging dance troupes from around the state. Over the course of two evenings, nine dance companies with genres from Irish to modern, ballet to tap, and styles from around the world. The opening night's program will feature the two of the state's leading dance companies, and will include two world premieres from Randy James' all male dance company 10 Hairy Legs as well as a world premiere from The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Endangered Species, WORKING WOMEN at the Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

WORKING WOMEN released some of the strongest artistic voices of the hardest working women choreographers in the dance community and in the nation. These endangered species can scream at the top of their lungs, bang loudly on the glass ceiling, and still struggle to be heard. (more...)

Video: 10 Hairy Legs Dance Company Presents JUST SUITS August 24 in New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2013

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, will perform Just Suits at Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick on August 24 at 5:00 pm as part of Hub City Sound's 2013 month long festival of music and dance. Admission is free. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs to Host 2013 NYC Dance Intensive, 7/6-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2013

Randy James' new dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, will hold its first annual week long, all-day Summer Intensive Workshop July 8-12 at Gina Gibney Dance, 890 Broadway in New York City. The Intensive will focus on preparing dancers (male and female) to explore and challenge themselves as complete artists in preparation for a professional career in the field. (more...)

New Jersey's Finest Dance Companies Unite at Centenary Stage's 2013 Dance Festival, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

With the several theatrical and musical talents that Centenary Stage Company brings to Hackettstown, they still like to leave some room to dance. For a full week in April, audiences can enjoy performances by accomplished professional dance companies that come to the Lackland Center from all over New Jersey. CSC will be having its annual Dance Week, today, April 21st, through the 27th with performances by Umoja Dance Company, Moe-Tion Dance Theatre, Nimbus Dance Works, and The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs to Host 2013 NYC Dance Intensive, 7/6-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Randy James' new dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, will hold its first annual week long, all-day Summer Intensive Workshop July 8-12 at Gina Gibney Dance, 890 Broadway in New York City. The Intensive will focus on preparing dancers (male and female) to explore and challenge themselves as complete artists in preparation for a professional career in the field. (more...)

New Jersey's Finest Dance Companies to Unite at Centenary Stage's 2013 Dance Festival, 4/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

With the several theatrical and musical talents that Centenary Stage Company brings to Hackettstown, they still like to leave some room to dance. For a full week in April, audiences can enjoy performances by accomplished professional dance companies that come to the Lackland Center from all over New Jersey. CSC will be having its annual Dance Week April 21st through the 27th with performances by Umoja Dance Company, Moe-Tion Dance Theatre, Nimbus Dance Works, and The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces April Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

With spring right around the corner, Centenary Stage Company has exciting events planned. This April, CSC will be presenting the premiere of the new play, The English Bride, its annual Women's Playwrights Series, the Young Audience Series production of A Year with Frog and Toad, a week-long dance festival, and the finale of the 2012-2013 Family Fun Series a unique puppet show, The Lion's Whiskers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jersey Moves Dance Festival is Eclectic and Exciting
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 27, 2013

Jersey Moves Dance Festival treated the New Jersey Performing Arts Center audience to an excellent variety of performances by companies from the Garden State. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is a NJ PAC Sensation
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 11, 2013

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performed two matinee performances at New Jersey Performing Arts Center to celebrate 'The Year of the Serpent.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Endangered Species, WORKING WOMEN at the Joyce
by Amber Adams - Feb 08, 2013

WORKING WOMEN released some of the strongest artistic voices of the hardest working women choreographers in the dance community and in the nation. These endangered species can scream at the top of their lungs, bang loudly on the glass ceiling, and still struggle to be heard. (more...)

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