‘A Concert of Dance’ to Feature Works by Internationally Known Choreographers & Students

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. -The Stockton Dance Company presents “A Concert of Dance,” on Thursday,  March 2 - Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. in the Stockton University Performing Arts Center.  The performance will feature work by nationally and internationally recognized choreographers, designers and performers.

Jon Lehrer, artistic director of Lehrer Dance, set a new work for the Stockton Dance Company as a part of his dance company residency here in October 2016.  “Rhapsody,” which will be presented on the program, is a vibrant and upbeat piece that reflects Lehrer’s unique style. The work is organic, artistic and accessible, and will prove to be an audience favorite.

Guest artist Germaul Barnes is a Bessie Award winner and former company member of the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. He worked with Stockton dancers to restage “Where the Brook Meets the River.” Senior Dance major Maggie Sorge, a resident of Toms River, N.J., says, “Working with Germaul Barnes forced me to push past my comfort zone, and in doing so, I have grown more than I could have ever imagined. Being surrounded by so many amazing dancers every day has helped make my last few rehearsals and final Spring Dance Concert a time I will never forget.”

Rain Ross, associate professor of Dance at Stockton, has created two works for the concert, while Caitlin Quinn Pittenger is presenting a new work with video installation. Rounding out the show is a tap piece by professional hoofer and adjunct faculty member, Kat Richter.

The Young Choreographers Series of this concert will include works by two senior dance majors. “Road Maps,” by Danielle Gillis, a resident of Howell, N.J., will be submitted for adjudication at the American College Dance Association Conference in March. The concert will also include a solo, “Reconstruction,” choreographed and performed by Alyssa Natale, of Brick, N.J. This mixed repertory performance promises a little something for everyone.   

A Concert of Dance has been funded in part by the N.J. State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant administered by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

The performance is open to the public and is one of South Jersey's must-see dance events.  General admission tickets cost $10; and for students/seniors with ID, $8; and may be purchased online at stockton.edu/pac, by phone at (609) 652-9000, or at the door.

For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair- accessible seating, large-type programs, and listening-assistive devices.  Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, just off Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway, N.J.  Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.