By Roger Costa
Get yourself ready to be transported to another world in the imaginative, seductive dancing world of PARSONS DANCE, performing live on stage at NJPAC (1 Center Street, Newark), next Friday, October 22nd at 7:30 pm. Renowned Artistic Director David Parsons brings his amazing dance troupe to New Jersey to perform audience favorites such as “Caught”, “Swing Shift” and the colorful “Nascimento” set to music by Brazilian iconic singer Milton Nascimento. With the participation of dancers Eoghan Dillon, Zoey Anderson, Megan Garcia and Henry Steele, among others. Tickets $39.-$79. INFO: www.njpac.org
You’ve seen Harry Potter™ before—but you’ve never heard it like this!
Watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part One in HD while the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plays the full film score LIVE in the gorgeous NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.
In the first part of the epic finale, it’s Harry’s final year at school Experience the loss and love all over again as Harry and his friends face the Dark Lord Voldemort™ one more time. The final battle for Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has begun! Composed by the Academy Award-winning Alexandre Desplat, incorporating those unforgettable musical motifs from John Williams’ original score for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. A great fun time for the entire family with live accompaniment by the acclaimed, world-renowned New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Saturday, October 30th at 3 pm at NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark-NJ. Tickets $39.-$89. INFO: www.njpac.org
@NEWFEST NYC 2021
The largest and most important LGBTQ+ Film Festival in the East Coast is back starting this Friday and running through October 26. Featuring In-Person screenings and live appearances at SVA Theater in Chelsea, BAM and Nitehawk in Brooklyn and other parties and events across New York City, the Festival became a great voice for representation and awareness. The Gramado Award-winning Brazilian drama “The First Death of Joana” is among the films that are made available to stream online nationwide. Other highlights include “Celts” a drama from Serbia and “Boy Meets Boy” a romantic saga set to electronic music in Berlin. INFO: www.newfest.org
@THE JOYCE THEATER
Lucinda Childs set herself apart in the vibrant New York arts scene with her 1979 moving monument to minimalism, DANCE. More than 40 years later, this masterful collaboration between three pioneering artists proves its endurance and importance yet again in a rare remounting. An exploration of repetition and precise geometric patterns, the nine dancers move in perfect synchrony with projections of the original company, the only film work designed by prolific artist Sol LeWitt. Set to the elegant and intricate original commissioned score by Philip Glass, the new show DANCE is a complex, seamless marriage of sound, space, and time that has mesmerized audiences the world over.
DANCE will be performed by Robert Burke, Katie Dorn, Kyle Gerry, Sarah Hillmon, Sharon Milanese, Matt Pardo, Lonnie Poupard Jr., Caitlin Scranton, and Shakirah Stewart. October 19th thru 24th at The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue, New York City. INFO: WWW.JOYCE.ORG