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Hubbard Street Dance
New York may be America’s dance capital, but Chicago features
prominently on the map for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, a company of
versatile virtuosos whose dynamic repertory incorporates jazz, modern
dance, and classical ballet. Hubbard Street returns to New Jersey on
Tuesday, February 10, for a concert program at New Brunswick’s State
Founded in 1977 by Lou Conte, HSDC has earned a reputation as one of
the nation’s most innovative and exciting dance troupes. Now
celebrating its 25th anniversary under the leadership of artistic
director (and Lawrenceville native) Jim Vincent, the company
performs its contemporary repertory brilliantly. This eclectic
repertory includes works by founder Lou Conte, Daniel Ezralow, Trey
McIntyre, and Jim Vincent; and international choreographers
Christopher Bruce, Marguerite Donlon, Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, and
Jim Vincent joined HSDC in August 2000 following an extensive career
in Europe as a dancer, teacher, ballet master, and choreographer.
Raised in Lawrenceville, he began his dance training at the age of
five and performed with New Jersey’s Mercer, Burlington, and Princeton
Ballet. He also studied under Mary and Phyllis Papa, current directors
of Atlantic City Ballet. Vincent recently choreographed
"Counter/part," his first work created for HSDC.
Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 877-782-8311. $16 to $42.
Tuesday, February 10, 8 p.m.
The Actors’ NET of Bucks County, a nonprofit regional theatre in
Morrisville (across the Delaware from Trenton) will hold auditions for
upcoming musicals and summer shows on Saturday, February 7, from 2 to
5 p.m., and Sunday, February 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. Casting is for a June
run of "Sweeney Todd" (all roles open), a July 2 to 4 run of "1776,"
and a summer premiere of a musical by Joe Doyle about the life and
times of patriot Robert Morris. Auditioners for musicals prepare a
monologue and song; bring sheet music or recorded accompaniment.
Actors interested in next season’s plays prepare contrasting
monologues. Auditions are at the Heritage Center, 653 North Delmorr
Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, Pennsylvania, near the Calhoun Street
bridge. To schedule an audition slot, call 215-295-3694 or E-mail:
Sweet Adelines International offers singing Valentine’s Thursday to
Saturday, February 12 to 14. Deliveries are made in person to people
at home, work, or restaurants. A quartet sings two songs in four-part
harmony, delivers a card, a chocolate treat, and a silk rose. A photo
is taken of the event. $50. Call 908-874-3079.
Kendall Park Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is selling roses
Friday, February 13, 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, February 14, noon to 7
p.m. at the Kendall Park Firehouse on New Road. $12 per dozen. Call
732-940-0214 for information.
Princeton Garden Statesmen Barbershop Chorus offers a singing quartet
to visit a home or workplace for an unusual Valentine’s Day gift. Call
609-252-1515 for information.
Arts Council of Princeton seeks submissions for its 16th annual small
works show, a juried exhibit of pieces from all media whose dimensions
do not exceed 15 inches in any dimension. The deadline for entries is
Saturday, March 6. Submissions may be submitted through the mail or in
person at 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, during business hours.
There is an entry fee of $10 per piece, limit three pieces. Show opens
on Friday, March 12. Call 609-924-8777.
Wickline Casting of Philadelphia is offering three after-school
courses for youth in film and television production in connection with
EnCorp Inc. Theatre School at Villa Victoria Academy, West Upper Ferry
Road at Route 29, in Ewing. Wickline also plans to offer an On-Camera
Audition Technique Workshop for adults beginning March 9. For
questions, fees, and schedules, call EnCorp at 215-262-1232 or
New Jersey State Council on the Arts offers guidelines and
applications for its 2004-2005 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant Program.
Application workshops have been scheduled for locations throughout the
state beginning January 30. For information call 609-292-6130.
Washington Crossing Audubon Society offers a full scholarship to the
Audubon Workshop for Educators this summer, July 11 to 17. Available
to an educator at any area private or public school, the workshop is
for both science and non-science educators who plan to incorporate
environmental education into their lesson plans. Letters of
application must be received by March 31. For information, call Herb
Lord at 609-443-3981.
Evergreen Forum, a daytime study organization for adults in the
Princeton area, offers nine courses beginning on March 1. Fees are $50
for one course and $35 for each additional course. Scholarships are
available. Most courses meet at the Suzanne Patterson Center in
Princeton. Call 609-924-7108
Princeton Wild Oats Market seeks prom dresses in good condition for a
their second annual prom dress drive, co-sponsored with YWCA Princeton
and Tender Hearts of Hamilton, an organization for needy and disabled
community residents. Girls will be invited to select dresses at Tender
Hearts. Dresses may be brought to any one of the three sites. Call
Katie DeTurk at 609-924-4993.
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