‘ChoreoProject 40’ Showcases Dance Compositions Created by Stockton Students

Galloway, NJ – Stockton University’s Performing Arts Program presents “ChoreoProject 40,” an adjudicated performance of student choreography, from Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in the Galloway campus Experimental Theater.

Stockton has hosted performances in various ChoreoProjects, which have been held on the campus once or twice a year for the past 29 years. The work for “ChoreoProject 40” was developed from the course, ‘Dance Composition,’ in which each student created a dance that was critiqued by a panel of Stockton faculty. Student choreographers in Stockton’s Dance Program study and train through the entire fall semester in preparation for the project.

“ ‘ChoreoProject 40’ gives these young dance makers an opportunity to test the expertise they hone inside of the classroom within a performance context,” said Beau Hancock, assistant professor of Dance at Stockton University. “The Experimental Theatre becomes a laboratory for investigation where the choreographers refine their aesthetic tastes. The black box environment allows the audience an intimate window into this process of skill building.”

Rain Ross, associate professor of Dance also believes in the importance of the project for students in the program.

“Many of these students return to teach and develop choreography in their home communities; this means that Stockton is an incubating space for these young choreographers to become stronger artists for New Jersey,” said Ross.

“ChoreoProject 40” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 30- Dec. 2, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors with ID. Tickets can be ordered online at www.stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 609-652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 30 minutes before each performance.

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205