Roxey Ballet's In Studio Events: Bringing Dance to the Community in 2017
Community Engagement at Roxey Ballet
Roxey Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent contemporary dance company, has announced an exciting program for the Spring 2017 season. This includes a full program of community engagement events to be held in Roxey Ballet's Canal Studio Theatre in Lambertville, in addition to main stage performances around the region. In-Studio events include "Dance on Screen", "Beer and Ballet", "Tutus and Tiaras", and "Brown Bag Ballet".
Tickets for In-Studio events can be purchased at http://www.roxeyballet.org/in-the-studio-events.
Dance on Screen February 11th
This season, Roxey Ballet will introduce its first-ever dance film night, "Dance on Screen", on February 11th. This program of local and international shorts will expand the meaning of dance and offer insight into dancing and choreography for the screen. There will be a discussion and refreshments following the screening. This event is open to all ages.
Beer and Ballet March 24th | April 28th | May 12th
Come get a taste of the local art while sampling some local craft beer at Roxey Ballet’s Open Barre! "Beer and Ballet" is a 2-hour event open to adults ages 21 and over. Participants will watch professional dancers in a warm-up class and rehearsals while tasting local beer. Beer and Ballet offers a behind-the-scenes look at Roxey Ballet's main stage performances. On March 24th, "Beer and Ballet" will allow audiences will get an inside look at the collaboration process as Mark Roxey creates brand new choreography for "Carmina Burana", a partnership with Princeton Pro Musica. On May 12th, "Beer and Ballet" will focus on "We vs. C: Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors", a collaboration that has connected Roxey Ballet with strong and special survivors of breast cancer.
Tutus and Tiaras March 26th | April 30th
Does your little one dance around the house pretending to be a ballerina or a toy soldier? Join Roxey Ballet for Tutus & Tiaras beginning on March 26, featuring music and dance specifically designed to introduce young children to ballet through storytelling. For each event, the program will focus on a different children's ballet. Young, aspiring dancers will hear a story read by a dancer, learn how dancers tell stories with pantomime, have the opportunity to see and touch the dancers' costumes and pointe shoes, and create a small souvenir to take home. A special "Tutus and Tiaras" on April 30th will feature Cinderella, allowing children to decorate their own glass slipper while listening to the classic fairy tale.
Brown Bag Ballet March 29th | May 17th
Seniors, retirement homes, community groups, and individuals are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch and spend the afternoon with Roxey Ballet for our "Brown Bag and Ballet" series. Take a behind the scenes look at the creative process that goes into Roxey Ballet's repertory works, engage in conversations with the dancers, and get a preview of upcoming productions. Roxey Ballet encourages local organizations to book our space for your next staff meeting or event. Join in the full Brown Bag and Ballet experience, and continue your event in one of Roxey Ballet's state-of-the-art studios. Tables and chairs provided.
Main Stage Performances
In addition to In-The-Studio events, Roxey Ballet's Main Stage Events are scheduled to be performed in May and June. These performances include "Cinderella", to be held at The College of New Jersey on May 6th and 7th, "Carmina Burana", to be performed on May 21st with Princeton Pro Musica and Princeton Girlchoir in Princeton's Richardson Auditorium, and "We vs. C: Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors", held on June 4th, a healing arts project involving nonprofits and artists throughout the region using dance, spoken word, and music to tell the stories of 15 strong women. For tickets and more information, visit www.roxeyballet.org. The Roxey Ballet performs cutting edge, contemporary ballet to critical acclaim throughout the United States. The progressive company produces out-of-the box dance performances that redefine the way audiences view ballet and dance. The company is a non-profit organization incorporated in New Jersey in 1995. Its mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops, and master classes. It is a multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all of its artists. Its diverse works, taking traditions to the next level, strive to inspire audiences and artists alike. The Roxey Ballet is supported in part by funds from the Bunbury Foundation, Church & Dwight Co., Inc, Cultural Trust of New Jersey, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission. Merck Foundation, The Kennedy Center John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, NewMusic USA, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospitals, VSA: The International Organization on Arts and Disability, in addition to individual donors.