April 11, 12 & 13 • 7:30pm
April 14 • 8:00pm
April 15 • 2:00pm
Artistic Directors: Nancy Lushington and Lori Katterhenry
Alexander Kasser Theater
Join us for a special post-show conversation with director/choreographer Chase Brock and Limon Institute faculty member Ryoko Kudo, taking place after the April 13th performance!
The repertory for this concert explores the theme of “Dance and the Human Spirit,” as a commemoration of 9/11. This concert will feature Jose Limon's elegant and moving masterpiece There Is A Time which originally premiered in 1956. Also spotlighted will be the 2012 offering commissioned by the New Works Initiative, "we love you get up," an original work based on the poetry of Frank O'Hara and the music of Zez Confrey, devised and staged by celebrated New York choreographer Chase Brock. Completing the program will be Tobi Roppo by Sabatino Verlezza, a tribute to the Japanese survivors of the atomic bomb at the close of WWII, along with works by Charles Weidman, Lane Sayles, Bill T. Jones, and Fredrick Earl Mosley.
The New Works Initiative, a special project of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University committed to the development and production of original works in theatre and dance, is made possible with generous support from Holly J. and Robert S. Gregory.