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NEW 10 HL Project - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Based on the children’s classic The Chronicles of Narnia and choreographed by Randy James, this production brings C.S. Lewis' beloved and magical novel to life through dance set to the music of Mozart! The classic story, set in the fictitious Narnia, features all of your favorite characters – the heroine Lucy and her brother Edmund, The White Witch, The Wolf, The Faun and, of course, Aslan The Lion. Follow them through the land of forever Winter to see if they can break the evil spell cast by The White Witch. Production includes a cast of 9 fully costumed and post-performance talk back with artists is available upon request. 10 HL; Grades K-12; $1,000/$1,500

Elizabeth Sobo 973.699.8191                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


Art of Chinese Dance

A multi-cultural, interactive dance program with dazzling costumes and fantastic props, the dancers bring young people on a journey to explore one of the most ancient cultures in the world. Detailed narration on the background and inspiration of each dance also enhances the educational experience. Audience participation is included and encouraged during the program. Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company; Grades K-12; $975/$1375

Andrew Chiang 800.650.0246

 

 


NEW Caravan to Cairo 

From the exotic lands of the Arabian Nights, Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s Caravan to Cairo brings you traditional original folkloric dances from the lands which stretch from North Africa to the Middle East. Choreographed by Samara, one of today’s finest international performers of Middle Eastern dance, this delightful dance journey through the Near East offers a diversity of engaging styles and rhythms, lavish, colorful costumes and features a charming story theater adaptation of a timeless Arabic folktale. A short, interactive dance lesson and a Q&A session add to the fun. This program can also provide classroom teaching artist workshops and residencies. Mosaic Dance Theater Company; Grades K-6; $1,000/$1,300

Morgiana C. Varricchio 973.783.2395                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Dance Inspirations

Artistic Director of Freespace Dance, Donna Scro, uses this lecture demonstration to explain what has inspired her to make dances. Shapes, patterns and numbers, children’s play, an abstract transformation of a chrysalis, group and family dynamics are the topics she discusses as the company demonstrates how these ideas can become a dance. Basic composition skills are introduced to the lower grades and explored deeper with the older grades. Through audience participation, the students are encouraged to find their own inspirations to make dances and learn basic tools in order to begin to form those inspirations. “Dance Inspirations” leaves open the possibility for further discussion and exploration of the students inspired dance ideas. Freespace Dance; Grades K-12; $800/$1400 (Note: Grades 9-12 performance will include company repertory integrated with selected dance inspiration repertory)

Lisa Grimes 201.463.4325

 

 


Dancing Through The Ages

Dancing Through the Ages takes the audience on an exciting and energetic tour of history through dance, with performances highlighting the Charleston, Lindy, Swing, Broadway Jazz, Disco, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Lyrical dance styles. Complete with costumes depicting each era, this assembly is designed to encourage the students to participate, dance, and have fun while learning about the unique dances throughout time. Audience participation is highly encouraged. Dance Innovations Performance Foundation; Grades K-12; $700/$1000 

Susan Coutts 973.635.1205 or 973.635.7000

 

 


Hispanic Tapas

Hispanic Tapas will captivate audiences with a concert-like presentation of the dance, songs and music of Spain - along with dances from Mexico or South America - that will explore the historic interactions of these rich cultures over the centuries. Experience the fire of Gypsy flamenco, the vibrancy of Spanish classical and folk dances, as well as exciting folk dances from Mexico, Ecuador or Peru. A narrative will lead the audience on their journey, which may also include participation for learning the elements of Flamenco dance - rhythmic hand clapping (palmas), arm movements (braceo), foot stamping (zapateo), castanets and jaleo - shouting out an Ole! Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre; Grades K-12; $800/$1200; Workshops available: assembly costs plus $300 for a full day; $200 for a half day (travel included unless more than 30 miles)  

Eva Lucena 732.598.3979

 

 


Motion 360

Is it Dance? Theatre? Circus? It's all of these and more. With years of experience in all of these disciplines, Tim Latta (Pilobolus, Momix, Faustwork) uses stilts, masks, rollerblades and more to entertain and present a new way of looking at creative thinking and how we can use it in our daily lives. With simple, common, everyday objects he demonstrates how to unlock our creativity, look at the world with new eyes and discover the stories and potential within us all. Motion 360 will leave audiences saying, "I can!" Tim Latta; Grades K-12; $750/$1250

Tim Latta 203.313.12.75                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .


New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble - Generation Tap

Artistic Director Deborah Mitchell created Generation Tap to showcase dancers, music and social influences from the mid 20th century to the present day. The acclaimed NJTAP Youth Company dancers, aged 12-17, will tap through highlights of several decades of music in works by award winning choreographer Deborah Mitchell and other emerging choreographers. This special school-time version of this show is followed by Q&A with the artists and Artistic Director. NJTAP; Grades K-12; Price on request

Deborah Mitchell (Artistic director) or Karen Callaway Williams (NJTAP2 Coordinator) 973.743.0600

 

 


A Taste of Spain

A Taste of Spain will delight audiences with a concert-like presentation of the dance, songs and music of Spain integrated with a narrative, that will take students on a joyous journey into the centuries-old traditions, culture and history of Spain. Experience the fire of Gypsy flamenco - created in the 9th to 17th centuries from the interaction of Gypsy, Arabic, Jewish and Christian populations; beautiful Spanish classical dances - influenced by French and Italian ballet; and vibrant folk dances from around the country. Audience participation may include rhythmic hand clapping (palmas), arm movements (braceo), foot stamping (zapateo), castanets and jaleo - shouting out an Ole! Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre; Grades K-12; $800/$1200; Workshops available: assembly costs plus $300 for a full day; $200 for a half day (travel included unless more than 30 miles)  

Eva Lucena 732.598.3979

 

 


World Dance

History, geography, social studies, fashion, music and dance are all incorporated in this assembly. Experience Japan, from Kabuki to Takarazaka. See a performance of a classical Japanese fan dance or learn an Italian folk dance, the Cicerenella. See hand carved wooden spears, fabric and jewelry from Kenya and learn the Masai tribe's famous lion dance that includes a jumping competition. In this assembly students experience both the process of learning by participation and the thrill of performance. Joanna Pang Atkins; Grades K-8; $750/$1250/$1650

Joanna Pang Atkins 973.325.2045