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Fri 18

Ryan & Ryan- Kickin’ the Clouds Away

June 17 @ 10:00 am - June 23 @ 10:00 pm
Thu 24

DIAVOLO

June 24 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 10:00 pm

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Apr. 16
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HORSEDREAMS by Dael Orlandersmith

Is an unsparingly honest play that chronicles a family’s disintegration from drug addiction.  Presented in first-person narrative, HORSEDREAMS depicts the disparate impact of addiction and the drug trade on the white and black communities.  Emotionally impactful while lyrical and poetic, Orlandersmith’s beautiful prose takes us on an unforgettable ride.

Directed by Maria Vail

View the Performance Here on April 16 at 8:00pm

Apr. 17
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HORSEDREAMS by Dael Orlandersmith

Is an unsparingly honest play that chronicles a family’s disintegration from drug addiction.  Presented in first-person narrative, HORSEDREAMS depicts the disparate impact of addiction and the drug trade on the white and black communities.  Emotionally impactful while lyrical and poetic, Orlandersmith’s beautiful prose takes us on an unforgettable ride.

Directed by Maria Vail

View the Performance Here on April 17 at 8:00pm

Apr. 18
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HORSEDREAMS by Dael Orlandersmith

Is an unsparingly honest play that chronicles a family’s disintegration from drug addiction.  Presented in first-person narrative, HORSEDREAMS depicts the disparate impact of addiction and the drug trade on the white and black communities.  Emotionally impactful while lyrical and poetic, Orlandersmith’s beautiful prose takes us on an unforgettable ride.

Directed by Maria Vail

View the Performance Here on April 18 at 8:00pm

Apr. 21
11:30 am

INTERMEDIATE ACTING: HAMLET EXPLORATION
Welcome to Elsinore! Indecision, intrigue and passion abound as students of Intermediate Acting perform soliloquys, monologues and scene readings from Hamlet.

Apr. 22
11:30 am - 01:30 pm

VOICE AND MOVEMENT: SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS
Celebrate Earth Day AND Shakespeare Day by diving into Shakespeare’s poetry! Join students in Voice and Movement as they explore the Sonnets through performance!

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Apr. 22
02:30 pm - 03:55 pm

ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS: SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP
Brush up your Shakespeare in this fun and interactive workshop with students in Acting for Non Majors! Wake up your imagination and feel more at ease with the Bard! No experience necessary!

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Apr. 23
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ADVANCED DIRECTING: SHAKESPEARE SCENES
Our Advanced Directing students, working with students from Stage Management, tackle Shakespeare scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Kat Ceberio), The Taming of the Shrew (Grace Diaz) and Romeo and Juliet (Kate Gavin). Great art often comes from working within limitations – of space, of resources, of societies and cultures. Come see how Shakespeare lives on through the inspiring limitations of our 21st century mediated presentations.

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Apr. 24
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ADVANCED DIRECTING: SHAKESPEARE SCENES

Our Advanced Directing students, working with students from Stage Management, tackle Shakespeare scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Kat Ceberio), The Taming of the Shrew (Grace Diaz) and Romeo and Juliet (Kate Gavin). Great art often comes from working within limitations – of space, of resources, of societies and cultures. Come see how Shakespeare lives on through the inspiring limitations of our 21st century mediated presentations.

Click Here to Watch the Performance!

Apr. 27
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

An online talk by Dr. Jerry Philogene

View the Online Lecture Here on April 27th 

 

Apr. 29
08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Made in Jersey will feature a series of New Jersey based performing artists sharing new works-in-
progress. After each broadcast, audiences will be able to join the artist in a live chat where they can ask
questions.

Kyle Marshall is a choreographer, performer and teaching artist. He recently received the 2020 Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Award and a NY “Bessie” Award nomination for the production “Colored”. His dance company, Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC) sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration. Since inception in 2014, KMC has performed at venues including: BAM Next Wave Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Joe’s Pub at the Public, Actors Fund Arts Center, NJPAC, NYC Summerstage, and Roulette. He has also received commissions from “Dance on the Lawn” Montclair’s Dance Festival and Harlem Stage. Marshall has been in residence at the 92nd st Y, CPR, Jamaica Performing Arts Center and currently is a Resident Performance Artist at MANA Contemporary. As a teacher, Marshall conducts dance masterclasses and creative workshops at schools including; American Dance Festival, Montclair State University, Ailey/Fordham, County Prep High School and Bloomfield College. Kyle is a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. He also danced with doug elkins choreography etc., and Tiffany Mills Company. Kyle graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance and resides in Jersey City.

 

Description of Performance:

In this solo dance work-in-progress, choreographer and dancer Kyle Marshall states “as a member of the diaspora, I have often felt distant from my maternal homeland, Jamaica. I and I is an exploration of my Jamaican body. This process has directed me towards my family’s migration story, Caribbean dance, and historical research, and uncovering the global cultural impact of this mighty Caribbean island.” 

Born into a family of runners, motion is at the core of Marshall’s being. At times, this process is biographic and heartfelt as he works to undo shame he has felt about his sexuality, dance to music of his childhood, or ask his mother for traditional recipes to try. At other times, Marshall is embodying ideas rooted in collective memory and Jamaican pop culture which step beyond his personal narrative. Marshall shares, “as someone who grew up in a Jamaican-American household, and visited the island throughout my childhood, the distance and comfort I feel about cultural traditions makes me question what an authentic Jamaican experience is. I understand culture to be an embodied experience taught to us by our elders, shaped by our environment, and reinforced by our consumption of media. My bloodline is one of generational migration in search of opportunity and land of our own.”  As a member of the diaspora, Marshall is a mix of cultural influences. Shaped by the country in which he resides, linked to his mother’s island and the wild dream of ancestors forced to arrive on the shores of Jamaica from Africa. I and I attempts to bridge these worlds, connecting his body to its origins and beyond. 

The title I and I is a Rastafarian term for oneness with God. It is a concept that God is within each of us and therefore we are all connected to each other through this bond. In Jamaican Patois, “I and I” would replace “you and I” or “we”. Like much of the language, “I and I’’ derives from the Twi language of Ghana, translating to “Me ne me.” Bob Marley, a Rastafarian himself, expressed this in another way, “one love, one heart”. That in loving myself as I am, I uplift the spirit within me and am better able to celebrate the spirit within you.

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May 2021
May. 13
08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Made in Jersey will feature a series of New Jersey based performing artists sharing new works-in-
progress. After each broadcast, audiences will be able to join the artist in a live chat where they can ask
questions.

“LAID BARE” is a vivid debut album that brings all to attention in a captivating narrative of love and loss, hope and restlessness, beauty and pain. Each song unfolds with more raw intensity than the last, with powerful lyrics and a strong, soulful voice introducing to the world a soul unbound and unyielding. Co-writer Alex Hayes beautifully captures Alexa’s striking imagery with strong and crisp music production.

Available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music,
Soundcloud, and all other major music platforms.

Recommended if you like:
Florence and The Machine, Adele, Grace Potter, MILCK.

June 2021
Jun. 17
June 17, 10:00 am -- June 23, 10:00 pm

In celebration of Juneteenth father and son piano duo Ryan & Ryan present Kickin’ the Clouds Away

June 17-23, 2021.  Free, but patrons must register to receive the link.

Ryan & Ryan will be performing their Kicking the Clouds Away concert featuring some of the world’s best piano music including jazz, ragtime, classical, and gospel.  Joining Ryan & Ryan for a special pre-concert chat will be Berrie Center director Lisa Campbell.

Ryan & Ryan is made possible through a generous grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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Jun. 24
June 24, 10:00 am -- June 30, 10:00 pm

This is Me: Letters from the Front Lines dance film featuring DIAVOLO Architecture in Motion June 24-30, 2021. Free, but patrons must register to receive the link.

This is Me: Letters from the Front Lines explores how the current climate of isolation has encouraged us to look within ourselves. Directed and choreographed by Jacques Heim, This is Me follows the paths of military veterans and first responders as they share what it means to be a true warrior – to be on the front lines – and fight the invisible enemy that all humanity is currently battling. At a time when most have been asked to halt and withdraw, others, like soldiers, are charging forward.  This is Me: Letters from The Front Lines captures the resilience, determination and hope of the human spirit.

This is Me: Letters from the Front Lines is made possible through a generous grant from the New Jersey
State Council on the Arts.

 

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