Dance on the Lawn Outdoor Dance Festival returns to Montclair, NJ

By: Aug. 10, 2016
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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.)

New York companies include new work by Troy Powell (Artistic Director - Ailey II); ZEST Collective (Gentry George - Artistic Director) and Keigwin + Company (Larry Keigwin - Artistic Director). In addition, Kyle Marshall, Dance on the Lawn's 2016 "Emerging Commissioned NJ Choreographer, will present new choreography in the Festival program.

Dance on the Lawn was established by Montclair resident Charmaine Warren in 2014 to increase New Jersey's exposure to dance by bringing professional and emerging companies, plus students of dance from around the state, together to perform in a community setting. In addition to offering presentation opportunities, Dance on the Lawn created an Emerging Commissioned New Jersey Choreographer and mentor program to help support young, emerging artists.

Charmaine Warren is winner of the Dance NJ's JETÉ AWARD, in honor of founding the Dance on the Lawn Festival. Dance NJ is the service organization committed to advocating the excellence of dance and dance education in the state. Read more:

The 2016 Dance on the Lawn line up:

NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS: Grooves Unlimited Dance Studio (Livingston); Kathy Costa's DanceWorks & Company (Montclair); SharRon Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts' Performance Workshop Ensemble (Montclair); Nancy Turano's New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble (Summit) & American Repertory Trainees (Princeton)


NEW JERSEY COMPANIES: FreeSpace Dance (Donna Scro - Artistic Director/Montclair); "Dance Therapy" (Maurice Chestnut - Artistic Director/Newark); 10 Hairy Legs (Randy James - Artistic Director/Highland Park) & Carolyn Dorfman (Carolyn Dorfman - Artistic Director/Union)

NEW YORK COMPANIES: New Work by Troy Powell (Artistic Director - Ailey II); ZEST Collective (Gentry George - Artistic Director) & Keigwin + Company (Larry Keigwin - Artistic Director)


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