SUMMIT, NJ - A trio of performances showcasing the collaboration between Summit-based New Jersey Theatre Dance Ensemble (NJDTE) and Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA), entitled INKUBATE, and a concert by modern string quartet 'Well-Strung' will all be part of the Arboretum's 'Sounds of a Summer Night' 2017 season series, beginning June 21 and continuing through August 9.

'INKUBATE' brings a third season of unique evening dance performances, featuring NJDTE dance artists and choreographers, who will present three dance site-specific concerts on June 21, July 12, and August 2.  Master choreographer, Adam Barruch, with a core of 25 dancers from the U.S., Canada, and Israel, will premier a new work especially created for 'INKUBATE' for the July 12 concert.

“We are thrilled to present the third consecutive summer of INKUBATE at RRA and establishing Summit as a destination for dance and culture in the region,” said Nancy Turano, NJDTE Artistic Director.

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The final concert of the series on August 9 will feature 'Well-Strung' the Singing String Quartet with a modern twist, playing classical pieces while singing favorite pop songs -- everything from Beethoven to Madonna.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the Arboretum with grounds opening at 6 p,m. for event attendees to picnic. Performances run from 7 - 8 p.m. Events are free to RRA Members, courtesy of underwriting support from Investors Bank. Admission is a $10 per person donation for non-members, $5 for students. The entire 'Sounds of Summer Night' series is made possible by sponsorship grant from Investors Foundation, with additional support from Nick & Tracy McKee and The Grand Summit Hotel.

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue.