Click this photo for the promo video. Pictured: Amber Sloan and her mentor, Christian Von Howard.
join us virtually for our annual "open Rehearsal"
* rain date 4/28
Watch past episodes HERE!
Celebrating our young DOTL dancers ~ click ⬅️ HERE to enjoy our gift to you! 🎁
DOTL 2019 Laura and Charmaine addressing the crowd!
We are so very thankful to have your support!
On behalf of our incredible team of volunteers and supporters who help to bring
Dance on the Lawn: Montclair's Dance Festival
to each of you, we say thank you!
THESE ARTISTS/ORGANIZATIONS MADE VIRTUAL DOTL 2020 POSSIBLE!
CLICK BELOW AND FIND OUR MORE ABOUT THEM!
Panel #1 - New Jersey Schools:
Moderator - Nasha Thomas
Sharron Miller //Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts
Kathy Costa // DanceWorks & Co.
Nancy Turano // New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble
Shani Alston // Grooves Unlimited Dance Studio
Panel #2 - New Jersey Companies:
Moderator - Laura Marchese
Lisa Botalico // Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre
Donna Scro Samori // Freespace Dance
Alex Biegelson // 10 Hairy Legs
Carolyn Dorfman // Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Sameena Mitta // MeenMoves
Charly Santagado // Mignolo Dance
Maurice Chestnut // Dance Therapy
Panel #3 - DOTL's "Emerging Commissioned NJ Choreographer:"
Moderator - Charmaine Warren
Robert Mark Burke
Oluwadamilare "Dare" Ayorinde
Panel #4 - 2021 Lineup ~ Artists new to DOTL:
Moderator - Hannah Garner
Amber Sloan (DOTL's 2020 Emerging Commissioned NJ Choreographer)
Rekha Srinivasan // Bhaarat Nritya Academy
Jessica Totaro // Movement Arts Project/Dance for Joy
Nai-Ni Chen // Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Megan Chu // Inimois Dance
Nicole Philippidis // 277 dance project
Sunday, September 13th @ 4:30-6:30pm
The 2020 virtual DOTL Festival will highlight compilation performance videos dating from the Festival’s inception in 2014. (Full lineup below.) Though we will miss being outside with you on the front lawn of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, we are excited to share dance with our community in a safe way!
In addition to compilation highlights, the Sept. 13 DOTL streaming event will include panel discussions by NJ School, NJ Professional and NJ Emerging Artistic Directors, as well as an additional panel discussion with Artistic Directors now rescheduled for
"Like the rest of the world, especially in the arts, we knew that we needed to prepare for the repercussions of COVID-19. We had hoped that because our Festival falls in September and is outdoors that we could welcome our audience to the beautiful lawn of St. Luke's as usual. We stayed in touch with our DOTL artists, and shared updates in our monthly newsletter. In July we planned for three possible iterations and the final one, online, is where we landed. A virtual DOTL 2020 will happen on Sunday, September 13. We are happy to announce that DOTL artists and directors, since our inception in 2014, will join us as we share video and talk about dance in New Jersey since moving to the online platform and more. We hope you will join us.”
– CHARMAINE WARREN, DOTL FOUNDER AND LAURA MARCHESE, DOTL MANAGING DIRECTOR
We thank our sponsors for their support towards DOTL 2020
Check in on the artists on DOTL's 2020 Lineup!
Ask our DOTL audience to take a survey about how they'd like to see DOTL 2020
Celebrate our NJ Schools
Our hearts are bleeding. We are grieving. We want change.
We make art possible because we believe in a world that embraces all people and values their individual and unique contributions to our community.
We see a world that is not broken by inequity, but instead a world that grows stronger in the way that we care for each other.
We stand in solidarity with Black and Brown artists and our community of collaborators in the fight for justice against racism and police brutality.
We say these names - George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and many more.
We dance and support dance because it is healing.
We need to heal.
We need to take action.
We need to make change.
We stand committed to support and move this effort forward.
Charmaine & Laura
Visit change.org to find out how you can support the movement against injustice.
Administrators: "Dance on the Lawn: Montclair's Dance Festival."