Roxey Ballet Celebrates Hunterdon's 300th and New Jersey 350th Anniversary with Music, Dance and


Roxey Ballet Announces Family-Friendly Concert to Celebrate Hunterdon County’s 300th Anniversary And New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary

Roxey Ballet Company, the premier contemporary ballet company serving Hunterdon and Mercer Counties in New Jersey, and Bucks County in Pennsylvania, is proud to unveil its “I Love NJ” dance and musical concert to celebrate Hunterdon County’s 300th anniversary and New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. The concerts will take place at Canal Studio Theater in Lambertville, NJ on February 7th through February 16th, 2014 and will fuse live poetry, song and dance to great a truly up close and personal live theater experience.

“I Love NJ" will feature the works of many New Jersey artists including fourteen professional Roxey Ballet dancers who work and live in Hunterdon County, NJ, ten pre-professional Mill Ballet School trainees, and five NJ choreographers. Live music will be performed by Flemington natives, twin sisters, and talented vocalist and musicians Nalani and Sarina Bolton, and by the award winning poet and songwriter, Richard Jarboe of Stockton, NJ. Robert Sands, a four-time Emmy Award winning composer from Hunterdon County, NJ, will make additional musical contributions to the two weeks engagement.

Mark Roxey, Founder and Artistic Director of the Roxey Ballet comments, “We are proud to produce a concert that will honor Hunterdon County and New Jersey in so many ways. Our dancers will highlight history by performing to Richard’s songs and poems that were inspired by Lambertville’s James Marshalls, a gold pioneer, and by George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River. Nalani and Sarina will perform original duets and lead interactive song sessions about life in the Garden State that the entire family will enjoy. Never before seen traditional and contemporary ballet pieces will round out this unique event.” Mr. Roxey continues, “Please join us for this once-in-a-lifetime concert! You will see dance in a entirely new light”.

Interested in seeing “I Love NJ”? Tickets for the February 7 – 16th concerts are on sale now at www.roxeyballet.org. Evening and afternoon performances are available for $28 in advance, $25 for seniors or the disabled.

About Roxey Ballet:

The Roxey Ballet is a world class contemporary ballet company and draws audiences from Hunterdon County, NJ, Mercer County, NJ, Somerset County, NJ as well as Bucks County, PA. The company is a non-profit organization and was incorporated in 1995 along with its affiliated dance school, The Mill Ballet School . Its mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops and master classes. The company is accessible to artists and patrons with disabilities.

The Roxey Ballet is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Wachovia Foundation, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The Bunbury Company, The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission and The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, in addition to individual donors. For more information, visit www.roxeyballet.org.

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