March 11-25: Three professional dance companies— Moe-tion Dance Theater, Nimbus Dance Works and XY Dance Project—perform during Lackland PAC’s Dancefest, a celebration of expressive movement. Pictured here, XY Dance Project’s artistic director, Nijawwon Matthews.
The 2017 – 18 Dance Fest launches with Moe – tion Dance Theater on Sunday, March 11 at 3pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. “Artistic Director Marueen Glennon’s choreography has the ring of truth,” says NJ dance critic Robert Johnson, and her work has been called “refreshing, wise, and grounded in experience”. Known for their site specific work, Glennon’s company is dedicated to creating new forms of expression through movement and dance.
The 2017 – 18 Dance Fest continues with the XY Dance Project on Sunday, March 18 at 3pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Led by Artistic Director, Nijawwon Matthews, XY Dance Project has a unique movement style that blends contemporary dance through spiritual rhythms of African dance, the grace and peace of Tai Chi and the heart of street dance.
Finally, the 2017 – 18 Dance Fest closes with Nimbus Dance Works on Sunday, March 25 at 3pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Nimbus Dance Works presents ESTHER, an edgy retelling of the First Testament tale of gender, power, and seduction, with full glam – rock/high – concept verve. In collaboration with Brooklyn – based indie rock band Sky Pony (fronted by Tony – nominated Lauren Worsham), ESTHER creates crossover appeal between rock and concert dance, high – brow and low – brow, and resonates deeply in today’s turbulent context.