Carolyn Dorfman News

BWW Interview: Discussing the D.E.P.T.H. of Dance Education with CAROLYN DORFMANBWW Interview: Discussing the D.E.P.T.H. of Dance Education with CAROLYN DORFMAN
by Caryn Cooper - Jun 8, 2017

Carolyn Dorfman Dance prides itself in being a multi-ethnic dance company that is dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary dance that reveals the individual uniqueness and commonality of the human experience. Her choreography has been known to be bold and dramatic that connects life and movement. It also broadens students' knowledge and appreciation of dance in the classroom, in after school programs and curriculum building throughout communities across the country while speaking to contemporary issues. (more...)

Jersey (New) Moves! Program to Showcase New Work by Emerging ChoreographersJersey (New) Moves! Program to Showcase New Work by Emerging Choreographers
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jersey (New) Moves!, a collaboration of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Dance New Jersey, has lent a strong supporting arm to emerging choreographers since 2015 by awarding mentorships that conclude with a showcase of new works at NJPAC. (more...)

Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Presents UNFOLDING By Principal Dancer Ae-Soon Kim, 4/28Carolyn Dorfman Dance Presents UNFOLDING By Principal Dancer Ae-Soon Kim, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, hosts its annual performance and gala benefit at New Jersey's premiere performing arts center, NJPAC, Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

 Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, are broadening student's dance knowledge and appreciation through classroom, after school programing, and curriculum building throughout communities across the nation. In 2016, the organization launched the D.E.P.T.H. Initiative, Dance (that) Empowers People to (be more) Human, with a 36-month fundraising goal of $100,000 for dance education expansion. To date, the initiative has raised over $23,000 in private funding, earmarked for five new dance programs—McKinley School in New Brunswick, PS 27 Elementary and Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) in Paterson, New Jersey High School Dance Festival in Union City, and a special student assembly sponsored by LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, New York. (more...)

SOULSKIN Dance to Present SATIN & SWING in San FranciscoSOULSKIN Dance to Present SATIN & SWING in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance will present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. (more...)

Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWINGDance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance is proud to present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrianna Thompson seeks to engage audiences in a study of two eras, the 1920s and the present. Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine, transporting us back to the 1920s. Glitz and glam sparkle from the dingy corners of a speakeasy. Raucous jazz blares, bringing bejeweled and sequined dancing flapper girls to life. An evening of indulgence has begun. The entry notes of Prince's 'Erotic City' ring in your ears, an echo from another time. Suddenly you notice the writing on the wall. The crash of overindulgence is imminent. (more...)

POLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This SpringPOLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the lineup for year three of Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical' at UArts in Philadelphia. (more...)

Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWINGDance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance is proud to present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrianna Thompson seeks to engage audiences in a study of two eras, the 1920s and the present. Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine, transporting us back to the 1920s. Glitz and glam sparkle from the dingy corners of a speakeasy. Raucous jazz blares, bringing bejeweled and sequined dancing flapper girls to life. An evening of indulgence has begun. The entry notes of Prince's 'Erotic City' ring in your ears, an echo from another time. Suddenly you notice the writing on the wall. The crash of overindulgence is imminent. (more...)

SOULSKIN Dance to Present SATIN & SWING in San FranciscoSOULSKIN Dance to Present SATIN & SWING in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance will present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Tours to Saravejo in Collaboration with The National Sarajevo BalletCarolyn Dorfman Dance Tours to Saravejo in Collaboration with The National Sarajevo Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

 Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, return to the heart-shaped land of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) November 16-23, 2016. The 7-day tour will include a mix of educational community outreach and performance. Carolyn Dorfman Dance will present the European premiere of Traces, danced to a score by Sarajevo native Svjetlana Bukvich. The company will also perform Under My Skin and WAVES, which will feature five dancers from the Ballet of National Theatre in Sarajevo. (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Presents AFTERNOON OF REPERTORY At Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/6Carolyn Dorfman Dance Presents AFTERNOON OF REPERTORY At Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, will present an afternoon of repertory at the Bickford Theatre in the Morris Museum on November 6, 2016. The company's broad scale program showcases the athleticism and grace of the dancers and reflects a spirit and passion for life. (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance to Bring Bold, Dramatic Works to Morris MuseumCarolyn Dorfman Dance to Bring Bold, Dramatic Works to Morris Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, will present an afternoon of repertory at the Bickford Theatre in the Morris Museum on November 6, 2016. (more...)

NJPAC's Arts Education Department Announces Fall After-School and Saturday Classes for Ages 10-18NJPAC's Arts Education Department Announces Fall After-School and Saturday Classes for Ages 10-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center's (NJPAC) Arts Education Department is currently registering students after-school and Saturday classes, open to young people ages 10 to 18. Classes are offered in hip-hop, dance, jazz, musical theater, band and Arts Education's newest class, filmmaking. (more...)

WHITE WAVE Dance to Present 2016 DUMBO Dance Festival This FallWHITE WAVE Dance to Present 2016 DUMBO Dance Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

On Today, September 29, 2016, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 16th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening that heralds the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. (more...)

3rd Annual DANCE ON THE LAWN Festival to Feature Troy Powell, Keigwin & More3rd Annual DANCE ON THE LAWN Festival to Feature Troy Powell, Keigwin & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

?The third annual Dance on the Lawn Dance Festival featuring NJ Dance companies Randy James' 10 Hairy Legs, Maurice Chestnut's Dance Therapy and Donna Scro's Freespace Dance will return today, September 10 to the front lawn of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair, NJ, 3-5pm, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, a free, public outdoor event. (Full festival line up below.) (more...)

3rd Annual DANCE ON THE LAWN Festival Announces Lineup3rd Annual DANCE ON THE LAWN Festival Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The third annual Dance on the Lawn Dance Festival featuring NJ Dance companies Randy James' 10 Hairy Legs, Maurice Chestnut's Dance Therapy and Donna Scro's Freespace Dance will return today, September 10 to the front lawn of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair, NJ, 3-5pm, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, a free, public outdoor event. (Full festival line up below.) (more...)

White Wave Presents Dumbo Dance Festival, 9/26-10/2White Wave Presents Dumbo Dance Festival, 9/26-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Come join WHITE WAVE's 16th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival at the Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter from Sept. 29th–Oct. 2nd, 2016. 70 contemporary dance troupes with over 325 performing artists will showcase their work for four nights and three days in a marathon of dance innovation. (more...)

3rd Annual DANCE ON THE LAWN Festival to Feature Troy Powell, Keigwin & More3rd Annual DANCE ON THE LAWN Festival to Feature Troy Powell, Keigwin & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

?The third annual Dance on the Lawn Dance Festival featuring NJ Dance companies Randy James' 10 Hairy Legs, Maurice Chestnut's Dance Therapy and Donna Scro's Freespace Dance will return on Saturday, September 10 to the front lawn of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair, NJ, 3-5pm, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, a free, public outdoor event. (Full festival line up below.) (more...)

3rd Annual DANCE ON THE LAWN Festival Announces Lineup3rd Annual DANCE ON THE LAWN Festival Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The third annual Dance on the Lawn Dance Festival featuring NJ Dance companies Randy James' 10 Hairy Legs, Maurice Chestnut's Dance Therapy and Donna Scro's Freespace Dance will return on Saturday, September 10 to the front lawn of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair, NJ, 3-5pm, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, a free, public outdoor event. (Full festival line up below.) (more...)

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