NJDTE and NCDC dancers joined together for master classes with renowned international dance artists Francois Perron and Bradley Shelver at NJDTE. The companies also presented a sharing of their repertory, followed by a meet-the-artists reception. A highlight was NCDC's performance of NJDTE alumnus Darwin Black's "Knock Knock," a work he staged for them just last year.
NCDC Artistic Director Jen Bradford agrees. "Nancy and I feel it is important to facilitate dialogue and build relationships between young dancers that might bloom into opportunity, friendship and support," she said.
This is only the beginning of NJDTE's bi-coastal initiative. Stay tuned!