New Brunswick, NJ 08901
February 22, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel: (908) 421 2088
Mason Gross School of Arts Dance Department presents Camille
Moten & Company in an evening-length work
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm, Doors Open at 7:15 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm, Doors Open at 7:15 pm
Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Loree
Dance Theater, New Brunswick, NJ
Ticket & Event Info:
This performance event is free. All guests must RSVP
through Eventbrite here: ellas_trip.eventbrite.com
Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department Presents:
an evening of jazz suites
Created by Camille Moten
For her culminating thesis event as a Master of Fine Arts in Dance degree candidate at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Camille Moten is proud to present Ella’s Trip: an evening-length interdisciplinary performance event created through the lens of a re-imagined, contemporary jazz nightclub. This work artistically explores the aesthetic and energy of the emerging black performance art of the next decade: The 2020's. Presented as an immersive social theater experience, join us in a place where storytelling and creativity combine underneath the diaspora of jazz dance, music, visuals, and poetry suites.
The event will premiere on March 29 and 30, 2019 at the Rutgers University Loree Dance Theater. Guests in attendance are encouraged to participate in the event by following the dress code: dress to impress for a night out. We are pleased to announce that admission to this event is free, however all guests must RSVP through the show’s Eventbrite page, ellas_trip.eventbrite.com. Registered guests will receive a password that is required for entry.
Ella’s Trip is presented by The Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department at Rutgers University.
Camille Moten is currently in production for Duke Ellington Sophisticated Ladies with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Crossroads Theater Company, and is producing her first original evening-length immersive theatrical experience, Ella's Trip (March 2019). A New Jersey native, Camille is a freelance performer, choreographer and educator who is passionate about the promotion of dance arts as a form of citizenship and inclusion. She received her BFA in Dance Performance from Temple University while training with the PHILADANCO! Apprentice Company, D/2. As a freelance performer, Camille has had the pleasure of working with Kim Bears-Bailey, Laurie M. Taylor, Ashlé Dawson, Laura Peterson, Kavin Grant, and Sonia James Pennington, among others. Camille most recently served as the Assistant Choreographer to Tony Award Winner André DeShields on the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Crossroads Theater Company’s production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ (2018). Her 2017 choreographic work Respite was commissioned by CoLab Arts Inc., and she continues to self-produce throughout the tristate area as freelance choreographer. Camille serves as Vice Chairman of the Junior Committee Board of Dance/NYC and is currently a teaching artist at Ballet Hispánico and Rutgers University. She is in her final semester at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University as a MFA in Dance candidate.
About Loree Dance Theater
Loree Dance Theater is an informal studio/theater facility with 220 seats. Loree Dance Theater is located at 70 Lipman Drive New Brunswick, NJ 08901. For directions please visit: http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/performing-arts-center/venues/loree-dance-theater
About the Dance Department
The Dance Department at the Mason Gross School of the Arts fosters excellence at the intersection of dance performance, creative achievement, and research. As professional artist-scholar-educators, dance faculty ensure expert direction in all three areas of the curriculum: technique and performance, choreography, and theoretical studies, with a focus on cultivating a community of high-caliber, collaborative, and multidimensional dance artists. The department offers five degree programs: bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of arts, master of fine arts, master of education in dance, and dual bachelor of fine arts/master’s in dance education. Students have opportunities to audition for and perform with the department’s outreach program, University DanceWorks. In addition, they may collaborate with professional companies and choreographers in residence and participate in master classes with notable industry professionals.
About Mason Gross School of the Arts
Established in 1976, Mason Gross School of the Arts is the flagship public arts conservatory of New Jersey and a division of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the nation’s eighth-oldest institution of higher learning, a leading Big Ten public research university with more than 70,000 students, and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The Mason Gross School is home to the departments of Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theater as well as the Mason Gross Extension Division, Rutgers Arts Online, the Rutgers Filmmaking Center, and the Rutgers Printmaking Studio. The school has an enrollment of approximately 800 undergraduates and 350 graduate students across five disciplines, supported by approximately 260 faculty and 65 staff. Students at Mason Gross hail from 40 states and territories and 20 countries. Mason Gross is one of the most selective schools at Rutgers–New Brunswick, ensuring that students have the opportunity to work closely with accomplished artists in their fields.