Spring Dancing 2011

I just came back from Princeton University’s spring dance concert at McCarter’s Berlind Theater. The last performance is Sunday, February 20, at 1 p.m., and if you get this in time, it’s worth going to. Graham Lustig choreographed a lovely on-pointe etude that was well-danced by both women and men; they did the Arnie Zane/Bill T. Jones piece quite well; and the finale by Zvi Gotheiner is a lushly exuberant affirmation of joy.

I’m looking ahead and hope you are too. Based largely on Lynn Miller’s online calendar for U.S. 1 Newspaper at www.princetoninfo.com, but with a few extras added, here are all the dates I know about. If I’ve got something wrong, or omitted something, email me. You could also email the newspaper at events@princetoninfo.com.

Monday, February 21, 2:30 p.m., African drumming workshop at Princeton University.

Friday, February 25, 4 p.m. American Repertory Ballet On Pointe series, Douglas Martin tells of his new work.

Saturday, March 5, American Repertory Ballet presents Philip Jerry’s “Our Town” at Raritan Valley Community College. Also programmed, world premieres by Douglas Martin and Patrick Corbin and Kirk Peterson’s “Glazunov Variations.

Saturday and Sunday, March 5, and 6, Rider Dances with the Ghosts, directed by Kim Vaccaro, at the Yvonne Theater.

Saturday, March 12, the Kalamandir Dance Company performs in a day long festival of electronica arts at Grounds for Sculpture. It also plans a dance festival on August 1.

Saturday, March 12, American Repertory Ballet’s gala and performance at the War Memorial.

Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, Princeton YWCA’s “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” perhaps not suitable for children.

Friday, March 25, 4 p.m., On Pointe series on dancing in college

Saturday, March 26, Lustig Dance Theatre in Monroe, new works.

Saturday, March 26, Corbin Dances at Raritan Valley CC.

Wednesday, March 30, Mark Morris Dance Company at McCarter, preceded by a 5 p.m. discussion with Simon Morrison.

Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, April 10, senior dance concert at Rutgers/Mason Gross.

Tuesday, April 12, Compagnia Nacional De Danza 2 at McCarter.

Thursdays to Sundays, spring dance concert at Rutgers/Mason Gross, featuring a new work by Randy James

Friday, April 29, 4 p.m., ARB’s On Pointe series, Michael Robertson on “Our Town.”

Monday, May 2: Rutgers/Mason Gross at the Joyce, New York, celebrating the 30th anniversary.

Wednesday, May 4, Ailey II at McCarter.

Saturday, May 14, in New Brunswick, the Kalamandir Dance Company presents “Prithibhi (Earth).

Friday, May 13, 4 p.m., ARB’s On Pointe series, Jelly Roll Morton and Twyla Tharp’s work.

Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, Roxey Ballet’s Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals.

Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, dance thesis concerts at Princeton University.

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, ARB at Rutgers/Mason Gross.

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