Named among “Best Dance Performances of 2016” by The Huffington Post and called “gorgeous [and] exquisite” by Broadway World, Nimbus brings its unique brand of exquisitely rendered, highly physical, and emotionally accessible dance to SOPAC. The program includes a much-anticipated world premiere collaboration between Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott and Grammy-nominated Timothy Eriksen (Cold Mountain, Academy Awards) who was called “one of the best singers in music” by T-Bone Burnette. Eriksen’s distinctive sound is grounded in the roots tradition of sacred harp singing and early Appalachian Folk – earthy, incessant, and guttural. Eriksen’s hypnotic sound underscores Pott’s virtuosic and high-energy choreography, which rides on top of as if propelled by the meditative vibrations of Eriksen’s vocal vibration. Nimbus also performs two returning pieces from its repertory: Pott’s The Glare from These Horizons and Darshan Singh Bhuller’s Dew Point 68.
Additionally, together with students from Columbia High School (Maplewood, New Jersey), Nimbus revisits Mr. Pott’s captivating Bloodlines 1944. Talented student dancers create lines of connection to the year 1944, investigating their personal connections to individuals alive during that epochal era.
Based in Jersey City, New Jersey, Nimbus weaves together artistic excellence and community impact through company performances, programs for youth and seniors, partnerships with institutions such as the Jersey City Board of Education, and collaborations with notable composers and visual artists.