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Festival of Dance Series

Dancers Brandon Jones and Katlyn Waldo will perform at NJPAC in April. (Photo courtesy Whitney Browne)
Dancers Brandon Jones and Katlyn Waldo will perform at NJPAC in April. (Photo courtesy Whitney Browne)

CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE, a modern dance company based in New Jersey and New York City, will appear at NJPAC in Newark for two performances on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, as part of the Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance Series.

Both performances will feature three repertory favorites including “Odisea,” which chronicles the journey of 23 Jews fleeing persecution in Recife, Brazil, in 1654 and journeying to the New World in North America, landing at New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City). With music by composers Greg Wall and Cecelia Margules, the dance is part of the company’s exploration of Dorfman’s Jewish legacy. 

The April 6 performance is part of the company’s annual fund-raising gala to benefit the operations of Carolyn Dorfman Dance, including touring, performing, and all educational programming that falls under the DEPTH (Dance that Empowers People to be more Human) Initiative. 

At the gala, NJPAC leadership, including John Schreiber, Allison Scott Williams, David Rodriguez, and Donna Walker-Kuhne, will receive the Encore Award. Anita Thomas, the company’s executive director, will receive the Lifeline Award. The evening includes cocktails, light supper, and dancing. Visit cddc.ejoinme.org/gala2019.

General admission tickets to both performances are available at bit.ly/2XTaHYf.

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