SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
ST.LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 73 S. FULLERTON AVE, MONTCLAIR, NJ
Our 2017 "Emerging Commissioned New Jersey Choreographer" - Lauren Connolly
Lauren Connolly, Artistic Director of Connolly & Co., is a choreographer and dance educator from New Jersey. She is a recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Award as well as the Dance on the Lawn 2017 Emerging Commissioned New Jersey Choreographer. Lauren has shown her work throughout the New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and New Jersey area including New Jersey Performing Arts Center as part of Jersey (New) Moves! Emerging Choreographer Fellowship, The Koresh Come Together Dance Festival, New York Live Arts, Reverbdance: Echo Tours, Dance Teacher Summit, Rutgers University, Your Move, Dixon Place, Salvatore Capezio Theatre, Grounds for Sculpture and George Street Playhouse. Connolly & Co. is invested in how dance can initiate physical, intellectual, emotional, and spatial transformations. Her work has been described as “sublime…full of surprises, admirably original ….and engaging…" In 2017, Connolly & Co. joined forces with Robert Mark Dance to create the first of many evenings that will celebrate the art of collaboration. Lauren serves a board member of Dance New Jersey and Curator of coLAB Arts' Motion: New Danceworks Choreography Residency in New Brunswick, NJ.ceworks Choreography Residency of coLab Arts in New Brunswick NJ.
NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS: HILLARY-MARIE'S FUTURESTEP TAP COMPANY (Livingston); KATHY COSTA’S DANCEWORKS & COMPANY (Montclair); SHARRON MILLER'S ACADEMY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS' PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE (Montclair) & NANCY TURANO’S NEW JERSEY DANCE THEATRE ENSEMBLE (Summit)
NEW JERSEY COMPANIES: FREESPACE DANCE (Donna Scro - Artistic Director/Montclair); "DANCE THERAPY" (Maurice Chestnut - Artistic Director/Newark); 10 HAIRY LEGS (Randy James - Artistic Director/Highland Park), Alborada Dance (Eva Lucena - Director/Fords) & Robert Mark Dance (DOTL's 2015 "Emerging...NJ..." recipient - Robert Mark Burke)
NEW YORK COMPANIES: New Work by TROY POWELL (Artistic Director - Ailey II); PROJECT 44 Dance (Gierre J. Godley - Artistic Director); & Stephen Petronio Company (Stephen Petronio - Artistic Director)