Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company Announces 2014 Performance Season
Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 7:01pm
Carolyn Dorfman, Founder and Artistic Director of the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company (www.cddc.info), is pleased to announce the company’s 2014 performance season schedule. Highlights will include a new commission by the multi-faceted artist and award winning choreographer, Peter Chu; a unique art gallery experience, “All the World’s a Stage,” at Aljira in Newark, NJ featuring CDDC and visual artist, Carl Hazelwood; and a joint performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with choreographer Randy James and his all male company, 10 Hairy Legs. This season features performances and residencies throughout NJ, NY, nationally and internationally.
Dorfman and Company members travel this month to Germany for research on Dorfman’s new project, Traces and Paths, a work about memory, history, legacy and the present. An abstract work that will weave global images and music with stories of individual and collective lives; it will explore our interconnectedness across time, distance and circumstance.
“I am thrilled to announce this season, one that embraces all that CDDC stands for: creation, performance, teaching and multi-level impact on the audiences and communities we touch. It is exciting to see our repertory come alive in the studio, on stage and to see our arts education programming in full swing. I look forward to our performances and community connection throughout NJ/NY and on tour. I travel to Hamburg and Berlin this week to continue researching, teaching and creating in Germany. This is pivotal to my new work and its direction. Do join me for the ride and for CDDC’s amazing upcoming season!”
CDDC’s 2014 season performances will also include:
• The Outlet Dance Project, Performance-Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, N.J. Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2:00pm
• Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad Street, Newark, N.J. – “All the World’s a Stage,” a unique gallery experience and performance in conjunction with the Carl E. Hazelwood exhibit. Friday, November 1, 2013, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
• Academy for Performing Arts at Union County Vo Tech (APA), 1776 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, N.J. “In Process” with performances by CDDC and students of APA-Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 7pm.
• Houston- The Kaplan Theatre at I. W. Marks Theatre Center, Houston, TX
Residency. Performance-Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.
• 2014 Performance and Gala Benefit -New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), 1 Center St, Newark, NJ, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
• LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), Work-In-Progress Performance-LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY, April 29, 2014, times to be announced.
- Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY. Residency-
April 21-26, 2014. Performances-Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company will also present workshops, residencies and community programs in various performing arts venues, public schools and colleges throughout the tri-state area. For a complete listing of the season’s performances visit www.cddc.info/schedule. For further information, contact Anita Thomas, Executive Director, at 908-687-8855, (email@example.com) or visit www.cddc.info.
Funding for the 2013 season was provided in part from generous grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Irving and Blanche Laurie Foundation.
About the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company: The Union-county based company is led by the dynamic vision of Artistic Director Carolyn Dorfman and her creative drive to communicate human experiences, interactions, perceptions, and truths. CDDC’s ten members comprise a uniquely talented contemporary dance ensemble. The Company described as “ingenious” (Star-Ledger) and “emotionally resonant” (New York Times) presents the works of Carolyn Dorfman, and nationally known choreographers. With bold athleticism, dramatic nuance, and musical range, CDDC's high-energy and technically demanding repertory uses movement as metaphor to take audiences on intellectual and emotional. CDDC appears at major theaters, dance festivals, and universities regionally, nationally and internationally and is lauded for its artistry and exceptional arts education and community programming.