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Nimbus Dance Works: Ten Years

May 8—May 9, 2015
RUN TIME: 1hr 45min (with intermission)
$15 student/senior rush tickets available 90 minutes prior to curtain 
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Friday May 08, 2015
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Nimbus Dance Works

“Nimbus Dance Works helps define the American experience."
—Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger

Nimbus Dance Works celebrates its 10th anniversary season at BAM, where the company will present the world premieres of Patch of Turf by Samuel Pott, featuring original music composed by Qasim Naqvi performed live by Brooklyn’s NOW Ensemble, and Scene/Nimbus by Luca Veggetti with sculptural art pieces designed by artist Moe Yoshida and original music composed by Paolo Aralla. The evening programs feature the company premiere of Pearl Primus’ 1942 work Strange Fruit, a seminal modern dance work about a racial killing. Additional repertory include Pott’s 2012 collaboration, Scarabs, with Brooklyn visual artist Nicola Lopez and Hong Kong composer Samson Young, as well as modern dance pioneer Charles Weidman’s 1936 work Lynchtown, which is performed alongside a companion piece, Thistown, by student dancers from New Jersey City University and Drew University.

Live music by the NOW Ensemble
World premieres by Samuel Pott, Luca Veggetti
Company premiere of Pearl Primus’ Strange Fruit

Patch of Turf – Samuel Pott (World Premiere)
Scene/Nimbus – Luca Veggetti (World Premiere)
Strange Fruit – Pearl Primus (Company Premiere)
Lynchtown – Charles Weidman
We Acquiesce – Samuel Pott
Scarabs – Samuel Pott

Public Forum: Dance, Race, and Social Justice:
Strange Fruit – Pearl Primus
Lynchtown – Charles Weidman
Backspace – Francesca Harper
We Acquiesce – Samuel Pott
Patch of Turf – Samuel Pott
Thistown – Performed by Drew University & New Jersey City Unversity
Post-Performance Town Hall Discussion Led By Baraka Sele, Performing Arts Curator/Presenter with Panelists: Kim Bears-Bailey, Assistant Artistic Director: Philadanco; Francesca Harper, Artistic Director, Francesca Harper Project; Samuel Pott, Artistic Director, Nimbus Dance Works

This event is presented by Nimbus Dance Works. BAM house, ticketing, and membership policies may not apply.

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Closing Night Anniversary Celebration 

Sat, May 9, after 8pm show

Join the cast for a post-show celebration on the Fisher Rooftop Terrace.

$75 Supporter tickets include the performance and reception with Open Bar, Dessert and Live Music

$150 Benefactor Tickets include the performance, reception with Open Bar, Dessert and Live Music, and an invitation to upcoming Exclusive Open Rehearsal Events

Post-Show Artist Talk 

Sat, May 9, post-matinee

Join the full company following the Saturday matinee performance in a town hall discussion led by Baraka Sele, Performing Arts Curator/Presenter, along with distinguished members of the dance community, Kim Bears-Bailey, Assistant Director of Philadanco, Francesca Harper, Artistic Director of Francesca Harper Project, and Samuel Pott, Artistic Director of Nimbus Dance Works, as panelists.

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