The program's guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Jerry M. Sanders, senior pastor of the Fountain Baptist Church in Summit.
Dance Theatre of Harlem, one of the nation's most vital dance institutions, consists of racially diverse dancers, known worldwide for bringing a contemporary flair to classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire. The company was founded in 1969 by dance master Arthur Mitchell (the first African-American man to become a principal dancer with a major U.S. ballet company, New York City Ballet) and the late Karel Shook. Dance Theatre of Harlem remains committed to artistic excellence, and to reaching new audiences with a powerful message of self-reliance, artistic relevance and individual responsibility. "Dance Theatre of Harlem is still teaching dancers how to fly..." says The Washington Post.
Vessels (Darrell Grand Moultrie, choreographer, New Jersey premiere)
Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven (Ulysses Dove, choreographer, Arvo Pärt, composer, New Jersey premiere)
Return (Robert Garland, choreographer; songs by James Brown and Aretha Franklin)
NJPAC IN THE COMMUNITY:
Sunday, January 10 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
FREE Dance Workshop with Dance Theater of Harlem
at Sharron Miller's Academy of the Performing Arts
14 South Park Street, Montclair NJ
To RSVP and for more information, visit: njpac.org/community
Saturday, January 16 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Embodying the Dream - FREE EVENT!
A celebration of the life and message of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for children and families. Dr. King's dream is conveyed through performing arts workshops and activities.
Visit njpac.org or call 973-353-7058 for more informaiton.
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Location and Directions:
NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak.