The performance will feature the iconic Paul Taylor Work “Cloven Kingdom”, staged by 20-year Paul Taylor Veteran Michelle Fleet as well as works by; Christopher Bloom of Ballet Hispánico, Excerpts of Don Quixote and Paquita staged by Alexandra Gonzalez, NJDTE Rehearsal Director, Parallel staged by Nancy Turano, NJDTE Artistic Director, NJSCA Fellow and Governor Award Winner. "Learning a Masterwork like CLOVEN KINGDOM provides physical insight to Mr. Taylor’s unique movement, detailed musicality, and brilliant patterning in space," says NJDTE Artistic Director Nancy Turano.
"The NJDTE dancers are committed to learning and understanding Mr. Taylor’s style and timeless choreography."
“Working with the dancers at NJDTE is truly a pleasure as they are all very talented, professional in their work ethic, hungry for information and full of energy, all of which is nurtured by Nancy Turano”, says Michelle Fleet 20-year Paul Taylor Veteran who is staging the piece on our dancers. “Staging these excerpts of Cloven Kingdom has been wonderful, the dancers dove headfirst into this dense work. The NJDTE dancers are committed to learning and understanding Mr. Taylor’s style and timeless choreography. It is a gift to work with each dancer and I hope to leave them with a wonderful Taylor experience”
That brings with it a responsibility I do not take lightly. To have knowledge and insight come directly from longtime Paul Taylor Dance Company artists Michael Trusnovec and Michelle Fleet, who worked directly with Mr. Taylor himself, is a reminder of how closely we are linked to a pioneer of modern dance.” – Maggie Crowe
“This year's ¡BALLI di PRIMAVERA! experience and rehearsal process has been one of the most influential on my dance education thus far. As a Senior, this year has been extremely important, I have had the most amazing time dancing and working with my peers, as well as with the talented guest artists and choreographers such as Michelle Fleet, Michael Trusnovec, Chris Bloom, and Alexandra Gonzalez,” said Alina Slotwinski.
"We have been pushing ourselves each day because we never know when all of this can be taken away.”
Saturday, May 1st at 2:00pm & 5:00pm (LIVE) Limited to NJDTE Ensemble Family only
Sunday May 2nd at 3:00pm. (LIVE) Limited to NJDTE Ensemble Family only
Sunday May 2nd at 7:00pm, (VIRTUAL) Open to Public including special “Behind the Scenes” rehearsal footage!
Tickets for the Virtual Performance are On Sale NOW!
$40 1 Ticket Link per household. No Link Sharing.
Use this link to purchase your tickets: https://NJDTE.networkforgood.com/events/27852-balli-di-primavera-the-dances-of-spring-virtual-showing
For More Information on Paul Taylor American Modern Dance visit: www.ptamd.org.