Spring Into Dance and Performing Arts at NJ PAC


The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is a world-class venue located in the Arts District of Newark. In April, NJ PAC hosts an impressive line-up of dance, theater, and music presentations. With a rich variety of cultural offerings, there are performances to suit every taste.

On April 6th at 8:00 pm, music enthusiasts can enjoy one of the premiere orchestras in the United States, the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of Daniele Gati, with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, the orchestra will present an All-Wagner program to mark the Wagner Bicentennial

The NJ PAC dance line-up includes "Les Ballet Trocadero De Monte Carlo" on April 7th at 3:00 pm. Known as a talented, yet comic ballet troupe, they will don their drag costumes to entertain the audience with hilarious dance performances that parody some of ballet's most famous set pieces. This is a performance that is sure to please even the most discerning dance enthusiast.

On Saturday, April 13th, the New Jersey Ballet will join with the 48 piece West Point Band to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned American composer, Morton Gould. Gould is widely known for his symphony, Broadway, television, movie, and ballet music, the latter most famously for Interplay, originally choreographed for American Ballet Theater by Jerome Robbins.

On Sunday, April 14th, at 3:00 pm, famed pianist and Grammy Award winner, Peter Serkin, will perform Beethoven selections. Known as one of the finest musicians of our time, his performance will fascinate the NJPAC audiences.

Mike Tyson, known to audiences as the Heavyweight Champion of the World, as well as a highly controversial figure, will make his debut performance in "The Undisputed Truth," on April 25th at 8:00 pm. A rare look into the life and times of Tyson, this very special and unique show is directed and produced by Spike Lee Jones. It will only play one performance, so audiences interested in the life and trials of Mike Tyson should reserve seats now.

The second installment of the dance festival, Jersey Moves, will be held on April 27th at 7:30 pm. The festival will feature companies from the Garden State including Timothy Kochka with The Davis Academy, Bani Ray, Nimbus Dance Works, American Repetoire Ballet, and New Jersey Tap.

Tickets for all performances may be purchased by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), in person at the NJPAC box office located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, or online at www.njpac.org.

Photo Credit for Les Ballet Trockadero De Monte Carlo: Courtesy of the Company

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