JERSEY CITY – The Kennedy Dancers, Friends of the Loews Theater Inc., and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts will present announce the company’s Winter Holiday Showcase on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Landmark Loews Theater, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City.The Winter Holiday Showcase will be a celebration of different cultures and holidays using Balletic, Modern, Theatrical, and Folk Dance styles to celebrate the December holidays, including Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukah, the winter solstice, and will feature glorious holiday music from traditional Christmas Carols to classical sounds such as Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major,” Handel’s “Water Music,” and excerpts from “The Nutcracker.”The performers will include the Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company (professional), The Kennedy Dancers Inner City Youth Pre-Professional Co., and guest companies Buggé Ballet, directed by Nicole Buggé, and Dance Designs, directed by Carol Baskinger.The Inner City Youth Pre-Professional Co. is a scholarship program for disadvantage teens who exhibit talent and the passion to be professional dancers.Buggé Ballet is a critically acclaimed ballet company based in the New Jersey/New York City region and led by founding artistic director Nicole Buggé. Buggé Ballet’s vision is to be a modern-day storyteller exploring human behavior though contemporary ballet. The company seeks to create universally appreciated works that inspire, delight, and engage our audiences through captivating movement.Carol Baskinger, director of Dance Designs, is an accomplished dancer, actress, and choreographer who has captured audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Bahamas. Widely recognized as an outstanding choreographer, she has done everything from Broadway shows to choreographing the original show “Mandrake”, which was performed in Washington, D.C.She received the “Award of Excellence” in choreography from John F. Kennedy Arts Center.Ticket prices in advance are $20 adults and $15 for children 12 years and under and for senior citizens. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25. for adults, and $20 for seniors and children 12 years and under.For tickets call (201) 659-2190, or mail checks payable to “The Kennedy Dancers” to The Kennedy Dancers, 79 Central Ave., Jersey City, New Jersey 07307.This special occasion is made possible with the help of Friends of Loews. This production is a fundraising event and tickets sales will help defray the cost of the Kennedy Dancers many outreach programs. (Photo by Tom Horan) ×(Photo by Tom Horan)
CONDON, CATHERINE G.
READERS FORUM AUGUST 11, 2016