December 10, 2013 at 10:50 PM
The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company (www.cddc.info) and the Union County Academy for Performing Arts (APA) will present “In Process,” a unique dance performance narrated by Founder and Artistic Director by Carolyn Dorfman, featuring CDDC and Academy students, on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m., at the Academy for Performing Arts, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains.
The Company will perform excerpts from current works Portrait and Interior Designs, as well as preview Portrait Perfect, a new piece by renowned choreographer Peter Chu. APA students will demonstrate class work and an excerpt from the CDDC piece Echad, which features a 120-pound aluminum wheel. The program demonstrates the collaborative work between CDDC and the APA dance department, where Ms. Dorfman and the company have artist-in-residence since 2009, and annually sets CDDC repertory on the students.
This arts program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
About The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company
The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company (CDDC), described as “ingenious” (Star-Ledger) and “emotionally resonant” (New York Times), presents the works of Carolyn Dorfman and nationally known choreographers.
With bold athleticism, dramatic nuance, and musical range, CDDC’s high-energy and technically demanding repertory uses movement as metaphor to take audiences on intellectual and emotional journeys. Hailed, too, as a consummate storyteller, Dorfman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, has also created a celebrated body of work that honors her Jewish legacy. Its trials and triumphs and, most importantly, its universal connections convey a treasured uniqueness.
The company’s ten multi-ethnic dancers (“with a four octave range” (Doug Elkins)) compose a uniquely talented contemporary dance ensemble, highly acclaimed for its artistic excellence and range as well as its extraordinary ability to communicate to audiences about dance and the creative process. CDDC appears at major theaters, dance festivals, universities and schools worldwide, and is lauded for its artistry and exceptional arts education and community programming.