Following a sold-out weekend of performances in early March, Nimbus Dance returns to the Nimbus Arts Center stage with ANIMA, featuring a world premiere by celebrated international choreographer Yoshito Sakuraba, and two iconic works by Artistic Director Samuel Pott.
Nimbus Dance is known nationally for its unique brand of concert dance offering audiences physical, emotional, and visually astounding performances that reveal poignant insight into our contemporary lives.
The performances, April 29 & 30 at 8 p.m., May 1 at 3 pm, include the highly anticipated world premiere of “Avenoir” by Yoshito Sakuraba. Started before pandemic lockdowns in 2020, recently completed, and now premiering at Nimbus “Avenoir” displays Sakuraba’s trademark mix of virtuosic flexibility and gravity-defying lifts.
Also featured on the program is Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott’s celebrated 2-part cycle of dances “Patch of Turf” & “Falling Sky”, which explore the changing environment. Created in collaboration with composer Qasim Naqvi (known for his work with the band, Dawn of Midi) and video projection artists Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger, the two works highlight Pott’s prowess for building a cinematic atmosphere with intensely vivid characters and entrancing storyline.
“We’ve been exploring how we can create a deeply immersive experience for performers and audiences where we all have something at stake in the outcome of these dances,” mused Artistic Director Samuel Pott, taking a break from rehearsal. “The program feels at times animalistic, other times, intensely human. The dancers reach majestic heights in what they are able to express.”
Audiences are invited to attend the VIP After Party on April 29th to meet the Nimbus Dancers over drinks, desserts, and dancing. Following the performance on May 1, join Nimbus for a Stage Door Series event delving into the intersection of dance, the environment, and public space through a conversation with dance luminaries Dr. Julia Ritter and Dr. Jeff Friedman of Rutgers University, along with Samuel Pott and artistic collaborators Isabelle Duverger and Laia Cabrera.
Tickets range from $27 – $35; Add on VIP Afterparty: $25. Call 201-377-0718 for group discounts (10 or more people.)