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INKUBATE® Outdoor Dance Installation
July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10
New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble (NJDTE) returns in July for the second installation of this summer’s INKUBATE® series in collaboration with Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ. On JULY 12, contemporary choreographer Adam Barruch will present a dance installation featuring over 25 pre-professional dancers from the United States, Canada, and Israel who participated in NJDTE’s MIP2® NYC summer intensive program, a program which introduces the creative process and improvisational skills to advanced dancers ages 16 to 19. Known for his innovative approaches to choreography, Adam said “working in the gardens at Reed Arboretum will give the dancers of MIP2® perhaps the most potent information about what it is to make authentic and inspired choices while improvising or performing.”
Since 2015, INKUBATE® has provided studio space to cutting-edge contemporary dance artists at NJDTE’s state-of-the-art, 8,800 square foot facility in downtown Summit that culminate in outdoor performances at the nearby Reeves-Reed Arboretum. This season the events are supported by grants from the Summit Area Public Foundation and Investors Foundation. Artistic Director Nancy Turano says of the program, “The vision of INKBUATE® is to provide studio space for curated contemporary dance artists and choreographers enabling them to deeply investigate movement in a think-tank to grow their ideas into a body of work.” In turn, these artists share their discoveries and processes by choreographing and/or performing at one of the site-specific INKUBATE® dance events.
The 2017 INKUBATE® performances are held on Wednesday evenings at 7pm this summer at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, June 21, July 12, and August 2. The Arboretum grounds open at 6pm for garden picnics. Tickets are available at the door, free for Arboretum members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for students.