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Nimbus Dance Works: 10 Years

Nimbus Dance Works marks 10th year with culmination of Metamorphosis Trilogy featuring NOW Ensemble and premiere by Luca Veggetti

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Preview of Scarabs to be performed at BAM this weekend!

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Nimbus Dance

Samuel Pott’s 2012 collaboration with composer Samson Young, NOW Ensemble, and Brooklyn Artist Nicola Lopez.  

To be performed this weekend at BAM Fisher with live music

Tickets and info:  www.nimbusdanceworks.org

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video from an early rendition of Patch of Turf

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Nimbus Dance

Patch of Turf  – Samuel Pott’s new work for 4 women with new music by Qasim Naqvi to be performed live by NOW Ensemble is almost complete… Don’t miss this world premiere on May 8-9 at BAM Fisher…

Patch of Turf considers humankind’s fragile relationship to the natural environment, told on a 12-square foot patch of artifical grass.


Where will the Patch of Turf appear next?

Posted on April 6, 2015 by Nimbus Dance

1 month to Nimbus’ 10th Anniversary performances at BAM Fisher!  World premiere of Samuel Pott’s “Patch of Turf” with new music by Qasim Naqvi performed live by NOW Ensemble. World premiere of Luca Veggetti’s “Scene/Nimbus” – music by Paolo Aralla and art pieces by Moe Yoshida.

Tickets:  www.bam.org


Nimbus Dance Works celebrates its 10th anniversary season with two world premieres, “Patch of Turf” by Samuel Pott, with new music by Qasim Naqvi performed live by the NOW Ensemble, and “Scene/Nimbus” by Luca Veggetti, featuring music by Paolo Aralla and art pieces by Moe Yoshida. The programs also feature the company premiere of Pearl Primus’ 1942 work “Strange Fruit”, a seminal modern dance work about a racial killing. Additional repertory includes modern dance pioneer Charles Weidman’s classic 1936 work “Lynchtown”, which is performed alongside a companion piece, “We Acquiesce” by Samuel Pott, and “Thistown”, by student dancers from New Jersey City University and Drew University; and “Scarabs”, Pott 2012 collaboration with visual artist Nicola Lopez and composer Samson Young.

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Created in 2012, “Scarabs” was the second work of the “Metamorphosis Trilogy”. Choreographer and Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott teamed with composer Samson Young, the NOW Ensemble and visual artist Nicola Lopez, to create this psychological exploration of internal spaces with references to Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” and the Egyptian mythology of the Scarab beetle. The project was supported by a Live Music for Dance grant by New Music USA’s predecessor the American Music Center and premiered in Jersey City, NJ.

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A 2009 collaboration between Luca Veggetti and composer Paolo Aralla created for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. The dance displays Veggetti and Aralla’s clarified vision of the dancer in space – unobstructed by artifice.

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A 2004 composition for NOW Ensemble by Judd Greenstein, “Folk Music” initiated Nimbus Dance Works’ and NOW Ensemble’s collaboration in the “Metamorphosis Trilogy”. Displaying the rich and sonorous worlds that emerge from NOW Ensembles’ unique instrumentation, “Folk Music” was used in Xiao-xiong Zhang’s “Butterfly Dream” – an exploration of the ancient Chinese parable of the same name created for Nimbus in 2010. The work was premiered at Rutgers University and toured to Jacob’s Pillow and New York City’s Salvadore Capezio Theater that summer.

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Nimbus Dance bridges the gap between world-class performances and community engagement by presenting work that challenge, speaks to, and elevates the core beliefs of its diverse audience. Founded in 2005 by Samuel Pott and based in Jersey City, New Jersey, Nimbus has been at the forefront of excellence in the arts, civic engagement, and equitable…

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