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Choreography by Risa Kaplowitz
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7pm and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2pm
Kendall Main Stage Theater, The College of New Jersey
Ewing, New Jersey
Kickstarting its way to the Jersey Shore!
We're bringing a full-length original ballet production to the Jersey Shore. Help bring the art and joy of ballet to this community.
___________________________________________________________________________ DanceVision, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation (501(c)(3)) founded in 2005 by Susan Jaffe and Artistic Director, Risa Kaplowitz. DanceVision's mission is to enrich the community with quality dance experiences, including performances, school residencies, and dance festivals. DanceVison has two components: community outreach and professional-quality performances.
August 2013 marks the first DanceVision Dance Camp (DVDC), a week-long free dance camp for children from Trenton's HomeFront. Campers were exposed to different genres of dance including ballet, tap, hip hop, and modern. Other activities include crafts, lectures on dance history, lessons in stage make up, and costume creation. This camp is made possible due to a generous grant from the Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund. Click here for photos from our recent DVDC.
In January 2011, DanceVision partnered with The Parkinson Alliance and the Dance for PD organization -founded by Mark Morris and David Leventhal- to host a free Master Class for persons with Parkinson's Disease. This was the first class of its kind in New Jersey, and DanceVision has made Princeton Dance for Parkinson (PDP) a recurring event. For information on this innovative and uplifting program, visit our PDforParkinson page.
DanceVision premiered the annual event, "DanceFest" in the spring of 2010 with the goal of bringing the joy of dance to the community. DanceFest features lessons and perfromances in various styles of dance including line dancing, hip hop, bollywood, tap, salsa, and ballet. Families also enjoy dance-themed crafts and games. The event is nominally priced and open to the community. DanceVision also invites children from HomeFront to attend this event at no charge.
DanceVision successfully completed its first pilot program of D.A.N.C.E. (Dance As a Necessary Component of Education) in February 2006 at Montgomery Township's Lower Middle School with a two-week dance program called Water Dance based on poetry from a book of the same name. In April 2008, a similar D.A.N.C.E. program was completed at Millstone River School thanks to a generous grant from the West Windsor-Plainsboro Education Foundation. The residencies help schools meet the New Jersey Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards and introduce different learning modalities. To learn more about bringing the D.A.N.C.E. program to your school, visit the Community Outreach Page.
DanceVision Performance Company currently performs two full-length ballets each year at The College of New Jersey's Kendall Hall Theater. The Company made its debut in December 2007 with a production of Susan Jaffe’s The Nutcracker, and followed in 2008 with the first of Risa Kaplowitz's original ballets, The Secret Garden, based on the beloved novel. Ms. Kaplowitz embarked on her second original ballet, The Snow Queen in 2011. This premiere played to sold out audiences at The College of New Jersey's Kendall Theater and has since become a new holiday tradition for many families and girl scout troops. In May 2013 The Company debuted a new spring ballet double feature: A Midsummer Night's Dream, with original choreography by Ms. Kaplowitz and set to Mendolsohn's lush score, and a bonus feature, Graduation Ball, a ballet choreographed by David Lichine and set at a 19th century girls' school dance. The Company has also danced several times with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, most recently this past May and June in the youth concert series Dancing Around the World.
The two founders of DanceVision have a great deal of dancing, teaching, and outreach experience. Susan Jaffe is a world-renowned, former principal dancer with American Ballet Theater and Risa Kaplowitz, a former principal dancer with the Dayton Ballet and Manhattan Ballet, also danced with Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Risa Kaplowitz is the Artistic Director of DanceVision.
DanceVision and Princeton Dance and Theater Studio (PDT) are financially separate organizations that share an artistic soul. PDT donates studio space to DanceVision so that it may hold its outreach classes and rehearsals for DanceVision productions. Risa Kaplowitz, the owner/director of PDT, serves as the Artistic Director of DanceVision. DanceVision Performance Company auditions are open to the public and many PDT students are members of the Company. The mission of PDT is to provide exceptional dance training in a warm and nurturing environment; the mission of DanceVision is to provide the community with exceptional performance and outreach experiences.
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