Nimbus Releases 2018 Spring/Summer Performance Schedule

Nimbus Releases 2018 Spring/Summer Performance ScheduleNimbus Dance Works brings world premiere new dance, acclaimed repertory, and family performances to world-renowned venues, local communities, colleges, high schools, and elementary schools, throughout New Jersey and on tour across New York and New England.

Says Artistic Director Samuel Pott: "For Nimbus, dance has always been about connection and impact; we couldn't be more pleased to be bringing this approach - and an exceptional selection of dance, including three world premieres - to diverse communities through New Jersey and the Northeast this Spring and Summer." On February 25th,

NimbusPRESENTS: From Brasil with Luv and Other Dances from Around the World, featuring a dance based on the Chinese fable The Empty Pott, Samuel Pott's classic solo, Letter Home, recalling a WWII soldier's experience onboard a ship in the Pacific, and a brand new narrated dance celebrating Brazilian culture, From Brasil with Luv, Co-Directed by Chazz Giovanni Bruce and Elena Valls (formerly of Nimbus Dance Works and Sleep No More.) Performances will be at Nimbus' Studio/Theater on February 25th at 2pm and 5pm.)

Nimbus continues the season with performances at the New Jersey High School Dance Festival on March 10, and an evening of mixed repertory at The Sitnik Theater at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ on March 25, where the company will preview our upcoming season at BAM Fisher. In early April, Nimbus tours to Vermont, hosted by the Putney School for the 7th annual residency and performance.

The centerpiece of Nimbus' Spring 2018 season is the company's April 21-22 NYC season, at Brooklyn Academy Of Music. Nimbus presents the long-awaited world premiere of Esther, by Samuel Pott, with live music by Brooklyn indie-rock band, Sky-Pony. Additional premieres include: Tie the Not by veteran Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer, Vernard Gilmore and Fractured Time by Darshan Singh Bhuller (choreographer of audience favorite: Mapping). Also, revisit Samuel Pott's "gorgeous" and "exquisite" (BroadwayWorld) Surface Tension - part of the Nimbus' 2016 NYC season named "Best dance performances of 2016" (Huffington Post) 2016! Also at BAM Fisher, Nimbus presents the work of 7 NJ and NY-based choreographers on April 21 at 2pm featuring Nimbus2 in a world premier by Nimbus Company Dancer, Justin Keith Perez.

On May 5th, Nimbus performs at South Orange Performing Arts Center, in recognition of Artistic Director Samuel Pott's 2017 New Jersey State Arts Council Choreography Fellowship. May 18th and 19th, NimbusPRESENTS the 6th cycle of OFFLINE, a performance of choreography by emerging to mid-career choreographers, curated by Keith Thompson.

Nimbus brings back the classic Memo, a piece which incorporates a cast of community dancers in a poignant exploration of collective and personal memory for outdoor performances at Jersey City's Owen Grundy Pier (July 19th) and Secaucus' Buchmuller Park (date TBD). The company will also bring Memo and other favorites to the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor, ME on August 4th.

Nimbus Dance Works' Spring 2018 educational assemblies include: Black Lives Matter performance/assembly at Manhattan Country School (NYC), performances at three Newark schools in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency Educational Foundation's Youth Dance Program, and additional school performances in Cresskill NJ, East Brunswick NJ, and 4 Jersey City schools. For more information on Nimbus Dance Works, Nimbus' Spring/Summer season events, and to buy tickets, please visit:https://www.nimbusdanceworks.org/events/.

About Nimbus Dance Works Nimbus Dance Works focuses its work on the intersection between high-level dance and innovative ways of involving communities and audiences. In addition to work by Artistic Director Samuel Pott, the company commissions dances by leading international dance-makers, such as Pedro Ruiz (Cuba/USA), Huang Yi (Taiwan), Korhan Basaran (Turkey), and Xiao-Xiong Zhang (Australia/Taiwan).

The company has received acclaim for its program Dance Speaks Out - the company presents significant, historic, socio-political modern dance works - including Pearl Primus' Strange Fruit (1942) and Charles Weidman's Lynchtown (1936) - and leads community members in the creation of dance work that respond to socio-political subjects of significance in their community. Through company performances, programs for youth and seniors, partnerships with institutions such as the Jersey City Board of Education and Rutgers University, and collaborations with notable composers and visual artists, Nimbus weaves together artistic excellence and community impact. Nimbus' programs impact more than 16,000 people each year. Nimbus' educational programs serve over 1,100 annually in the Jersey City public schools with ongoing dance instruction, and with company performances for an additional 2000.

The School of Nimbus Dance Works offers training in Ballet and Modern Dance for over 130 youth ages 2-18, including a pre-professional program. The company presents two annual seasons in Jersey City, annual New York City Seasons, and touring regionally to many of the most prestigious venues in the region including: Brooklyn Academy Of Music, NJPAC, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater.

Hopkins Group LLC is the Official Sponsor of Nimbus Dance Works' 2017-18 Season Mack-Cali Corporation is the Official Sponsor of the School of Nimbus Dance Works Goldman Sachs is the Lead Sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker Base Fitness is the Official Fitness Gym of Nimbus Dance Works Nimbus Dance Works's 2017-18 Season is also made possible by:

Hopkins Group LLC, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Music USA/Live Music for Dance, Goldman Sachs, US Trust/Bank of America, Mack-Cali Corporation, Dance New Jersey, the City of Jersey City, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, and by generous donors and sponsors. Thank you!

The School of Nimbus Dance Works introduces NimbusFIT: an adult program for dance and fitness enthusiasts. NimbusFIT is comprised of drop-in fitness classes like Zumba, Pilates and The New STRONG by Zumba - High Intensity Interval Training, and dance classes in Ballet, Modern and Hip-Hop. NimbusFIT encourages adults to get fit and connect with the expressive and cathartic experience of dance as an art form. Grab a friend and become a part of the Nimbus Family! Online registration is highly recommended. NimbusFIT

Begins: January 8th Classes: Monday: STRONG by Zumba (HIIT) | 7:00-8:00pm Ballet V (Adv)| 6:15-7:45 Tuesday: Ballet (Int.) | 7:00-8:30pm Ballet (Beg.) | 7:30-8:30pm Modern (Int.) | 5:30-7:00pm Wednesday: Zumba | 8:00-8:45pm Thursday: Ballet (Int.) | 7:30-9:00 Friday: Absolute Beginning Hip-Hop | 6:30-7:30pm Click Here to Register! Price: Drop in | $18 (6) Class Card | $90 *Class Card valid for 3 months after purchase For more information contact school@nimbusdanceworks.org.



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