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The perfect Holiday event will take place next weekend!
Tickets still available!

Jersey City Nutcracker : Broadway World

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NIMBUS DANCE WORKS PRESENTS BELOVED FAMILY EVENT JERSEY CITY NUTCRACKER FOR 5th ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON
Classic Holiday Tale Re-envisioned in Current-Day Jersey City;
5th Annual Production of the City?s Most Widely-Attended Professional Performing Arts Event



Nimbus Dance Works? Jersey City Nutcracker 2014
Venue: Frank R. Conwell M.S. #4 Auditorium, 107 Bright Street, Jersey City, NJ
Dates:
Wednesday, December 1tth: matinee performances for School Audiences
Thursday, December 18th: matinee performances for School Audiences
Friday, December 19nd: 7pm
Saturday, December 20th: 1pm & 5pm
Sunday, December 21st: 1pm
Tickets:
$25: Premium
$18: General
$12: Students & Seniors ?Premium
$10: Students & Seniors ?General
Tickets Available at: www.nimbusdanceworks.org
Information: (201) 377-0718 or info@nimbusdanceworks.org
Running Length: Approximately 1.5 hours
Appropriate for all ages; barrier-free event.

Nimbus Dance Works, Jersey City?s top professional dance company, will take the stage with ten performances of its acclaimed production of Jersey City Nutcracker. Jersey City Nutcracker?s unique retelling of this classic tale illustrates two children?s urban holiday adventure filled with fantasy, adversity and celebration with underlying themes of community and friendship. Choreographed and directed by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, the adaption of Tchaikovsky?s renowned holiday ballet is performed by a cast of professional dancers from Nimbus Dance Works who portray familiar characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Rat King, the Arabian Princess and Drosselmeyer, joined by youth and adults from the community? all with a Jersey City twist! New for 2014 is the ?Waltz of the Flowers?Or Whatever? section featuring Nimbus Youth Ensemble Pre-Professional students. With colorful life-size sets designed by Jersey City artist, Irene Borngraeber, sumptuous costumes by Jennifer Bentley, and a glittering tree, youth and adults alike will be touched by this tale of holiday spirit. Surprise guests and local celebrities make unforgettable cameo appearances? Stay tuned!

Thanks to Goldman Sachs as the Title Sponsor, Jersey City Nutcracker is one of the largest annual performing arts events in the region. Performances will involve youth performers drawn from the School of Nimbus Dance Works and the dance programs of the Jersey City Public Schools. Over 2,000 school children attend special school-time matinee performances. Jersey City public school students will perform important roles in the production and will gain real-world experience assisting with backstage, front-of-house and set construction work.

For last minute holiday shoppers: a pop-up gift boutique in the lobby of the performance will feature unique, handmade items and gifts for sale made by local artists and craftspeople.

About Nimbus Dance Works
Nimbus Dance Works focuses its efforts on the intersection between top-caliber concert dance and innovative ways of bringing dance into the communities it serves. With Nimbus, dance becomes a vehicle for engagement, community-building and learning all the while revealing and pioneering new artistic territory through the creation of dance works by exceptional dancers, choreographers and collaborators. Founded in 2005, the company presents biannual Jersey City performance seasons including Jersey City Nutcracker, one of Hudson County?s largest and most well-attended yearly theatrical events, and conducts numerous programs throughout Jersey City in the public, charter and private schools, senior centers and other forums.
Known for creating structured, musical dances that evoke deep-rooted emotional connections, Samuel Pott?s choreography has been shown in New York City, New Jersey, New England and California at venues including the Joyce Theater, Downtown Dance Festival and Jacob?s Pillow Dance Festival. The Bar-Harbor Times called Nimbus ??one of the country?s most exciting young dance ensembles?.
Performers with Nimbus Dance Works are top-tier dance artists drawn from widely recognized companies including Ballet Hispanico, Ailey II, and the Martha Graham Dance Company. In addition to work by Artistic Director Samuel Pott, the company commissions dances by leading international dancemakers including Luca Viggetti (Italy), Pedro Ruiz (Cuba/USA), Huang Yi (Taiwan), Korhan Basaran (Turkey), and Xiao-Xiong Zhang (Australia/Taiwan). Through critically acclaimed performances throughout the Northeast, programs for Jersey City youth and seniors, partnerships with institutions such as the Jersey City Board of Education, Rutgers University, and the Newark Museum, and collaborations with notable composers and visual artists, Nimbus weaves together artistic excellence and community impact.

Nimbus Dance Works's 2014-15 Season is made possible by: The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Music USA/Live Music for Dance, Goldman Sachs, SILVERMAN, US Trust/Bank of America, Pharos, the City of Jersey City, St. Mary's of the Ressurection, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and by generous donors and sponsors. Thank you!

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