Sunday, April 3 at 5pm
SITNIK THEATER of the Lackland Center
Founded in 2005, Nimbus Dance Works is a contemporary dance company based in Jersey City. Under the artistic direction of Samuel Pott, the company focuses its work on the intersection between high-level dance and innovative ways of involving communities and audiences. Through critically acclaimed performances throughout New Jersey and the Northeast, programs for Jersey City youth and seniors, and collaborations with notable choreographers, composers, and visual artists, Nimbus weaves together artistic excellence and community impact.
Nimbus Dance Works presents Dance Speaks Out: Lynchtown/Thistown. The program consists of rarely seen iconic American modern dances: Charles Weidman’s 1963 masterwork, Lynchtown, and Pearl Primus’ renowned 1943 solo, Strange Fruit. These works explore race, violence, and mob mentality and illustrate the socio-political foundation of America’s early modern dance movement. The program will also include We Acquiesce which is Artistic Director, Samuel Pott’s, response to Weidman’s Lynchtown as well as an in-depth creative program where students from the community use dance to address and articulate themselves about current social and political issues. These students perform their work, created under the guidance of a Nimbus company member, called Thistown.
Nimbus will also be performing Patch of Turf. By way of a 12 foot square patch of artificial grass, Patch of Turf tells of man/womankind in a diminishing natural environment. Set to a commissioned score by Quasim Naqvi or Dawn of Midi, the work is an intense, 18 minute, tour de force for four virtuosic female performers choreographed by Nimbus Artistic Director, Samuel Pott. Both ironic in its depiction of nature via the artificial grass and poignant in revealing both our estrangement from the natural world and insatiable appetite for its resources, Patch of Turf engages both seasoned dance audiences as well as those less familiar with contemporary dance.
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Preview of Nimbus Dance Works
From the company's 2013 New York City Season featuring Charles Weidman's iconic 1936 dance "Lynchtown", two world premieres: "Shadow of Sound" by Taiwanese choreographer Huang Yi, and "We Acquiesce" by Samuel Pott.
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