Applications Open - "Emerging Commissioned New Jersey Choreographer" * $1,000 Stipend* ~ "Dance on the Lawn: Montclair's Dance Festival" 2020 - Deadline 12/13
Application Open - NJ & NY Professional Company + NJ School Company - "Dance on the Lawn: Montclair's Dance Festival 2020" - Deadline, 12/13
Thank you DOTL Audience & Supporters!
We could not do this without you!
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~~~Save The Date~~~
See you on Saturday, September 12, 2020
NEWS... Dance Theatre of Harlem's Stephanie Rae Williams joins our 2019 lineup.
Read more about our New Jersey and New York lineup
Read more about Oluwadamilare 'Dare' Ayorinde, DOTL's 2019 "Emerging Commissioned New Jersey Choreographer" HERE
See you on Saturday, September 7th @ 3-5pm
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
73 S. Fullerton Avenue
Be sure to join us for the after party at
Montclair Brewery where they are making a special brew - "Second Position Session"!
Read about the update on our
"6 Months to our 6th Season" campaign, including our
"Scenic Summer Gathering" with Savion Glover
Next up is our partnership with
Saturday, August 17th @ 5-7pm
(rain date 8/24)
Oluwadamilare 'Dare' Ayorinde
Dance on the Lawn's fifth "Emerging Commissioned New Jersey Choreographer" will present an excerpt of a new work made for DOTL 2019!9!
'Save the Date'
for our annual outdoor festival
Saturday, September 7th
St. Luke's Episcopal Church 3-5pm
Top Tapper Savion Glover and his 14-year-old son Chaney joined us on Thursday evening, July 25, for a conversation in support of Dance on the Lawn. The “Scenic Summer Gathering” was the fourth in a series of outdoor social events marking DOTL’s Sixth Season Campaign.
Savion, who made his mark as the lead in Broadway’s “The Tap Dance Kid,” each summer teaches young students at the NJ Performing Arts Center Arts Intensive Program, where he also serves on the organization’s board. NJPAC will present the students at Glover’s revival of “The Tap Dance Kid” in three days of performances beginning Sept 15.
“It’s my duty to tell them what’s outside these walls, and give them permission to be free, that it’s ok,” said Glover. According to Laura Marchese, DOTL Managing Director, “This is why we do arts education." Right now, according to Glover, “I am happy to be figuring out my why.”
The evening was a fitting celebration of dance as we gear up for the fall festival in September. Thank you to our hosts Barbara White and Lennon Register, and to the many DOTL supporters who came to this special event.
~ Adria Rolnik
Read about the update on our "6 Months to our 6th Season" campaign, including our "Garden Dances," the upcoming "Scenic Summer Gathering" with guest Savion Glover, and more.
The "Scenic Summer Gathering" with Savion Glover (Thursday, July 25 @ 6-8pm), is our only ticketed event.
$65 Single ~ $100 Couple.
We do hope that you will consider attending and supporting DOTL; your support will go towards artist fees for our exciting 6th season!
the "6 months to our 6th season" campaign is just one way that we broadened our network!
Amid a summer full of activity, we’d like to pause to acknowledge and welcome several funding organizations into the Dance on the Lawn family.
Our sponsors focus on supporting arts programs with strong community connections. The Dodge Foundation, a key supporter of the arts in New Jersey for nearly 40 years, has a focus on programs with an inclusive mission and an emphasis on the meaningful role that the arts can have in building community. Partners for Health Foundation aims to invest in programs that improve the quality of life in Essex and Passaic Counties. Similarly, BSTV and Investors Bank support community-minded organizations that contribute to civic life in the NJ communities they serve. And in August, we added Montclair Orthodontics to our esteemed list of supporters.
To cap this season’s campaign, DOTL also is a proud recipient of a Masterwork Foundation Community Grant Award. This New Jersey-based organization has been supporting excellence in the arts, particularly music, for more than fifty years and recently announced an expansion of their mission to include funding in all arts disciplines. To celebrate, the Foundation invited artists, arts lovers, and arts supporters to a “re-envisioning” event at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ in March, where DOTL’s 2019 Emerging Commissioned NJ Choreographer, Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde, shared a piece of his work-in-progress. Executive Director Todd Whitley again honored DOTL in June: “Recognizing community-based programming that supports excellence in the arts is what the Masterwork Foundation' s Community Grant Awards are all about. We're pleased to offer our top grant award to Dance on the Lawn, whose generosity and conviction to the arts we admire.”
AND...just before our big event on Saturday, September 7th, Dr. Barnes & Carter, Family Eye Care, Marc Berube, L&B Healthy Pet Markets, Jonathan DeCamp - DeCamp Bus Lines, Egan & Sons, Pub & Kitchen and Stuffed Grass-Fed Burgers joined our DOTL family!
Support from these organizations is an acknowledgement of DOTL’s dedication to enriching our shared communities. In each case, the funders recognized DOTL’s strength as a resource in supporting the local dance community and in making dance performance accessible to all. This recognition also shows how much DOTL has grown since the first festival in 2014. The hard work by DOTL’s many local supporters is raising awareness, helping to ensure DOTL’s presence as the place for dance in Montclair. For this, we’re particularly proud and grateful.
Administrators: "Dance on the Lawn: Montclair's Dance Festival."