XY Dance Project

Dance Fest

Sat. March 18 at 8pm
Sitnik Theater

The XY Dance Project has a unique movement style that blends contemporary dance through the spiritual rhythms of African dance, the grace and peace of Tai Chi and the heart of street dance.

Nijawwon Matthews (Artistic Director; XY Dance Project) is a resident teacher/choreographer for The Joffrey Ballet School based in New York City, as well as, a resident teacher at Broadway Dance Center in NYC.  Matthews is also a faculty member and dancer for TOKYOTHECOMPANY under the direction of Kevin "Tokyo" Inouye & Alisha Lorraine Captain.  He has worked with several companies including Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Philadanco, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company.  Matthews has performed the works of Dee Caspary, Kevin "Tokyo" Inouye, Kevin "Iega" Jeff, Donald McKayle, Christopher Huggins, Milton Myers, Otis Sallid, Cecilia Marta, among many others.  As a dance educator and choreographer, Matthews has travelled nationally and internationally to instruct master classes for a host of academic shools, dance studios, and professional companies, as well as, institutions in the British Virgin Islands, Germany, South Africa, China and Taiwan.



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Dance Workshop:  Nijawwon Matthews/XY Dance Project

The Centenary Stage Company will present master dance instructor, Nijawwon Matthews, artistic director of XY Dance Project.  Matthews will lead a workshop in the style of Contemporary Dance that will focus on using breath to guide dancers through fluid phrasing using circulation, undulation, and spiral throughout the body.  Matthews will be focusing on helping the artists understand dynamics, musicality, phrasing and emotional intentions.  Additionally, Matthews will also explain/demonstrate how to work anatomically correct so the artist can have the confidence and freedom to express their artistic voice.  Participants will be taken through technique, as well as, learning pedagogy from the XY Dance Project Repertoire.

The class is open to all level of dancers and will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 10am - 11:30am.  Admission to the workshop is FREE with ticket purchase to the XY Dance Project Concert .  Regular admission to the workshop without ticket purchase is $15.00.

For more information contact the CSC Box Office: (908) 979 - 0900.

Performance Time:

Saturday, March 18 at 8pm
SITNIK THEATER of the Lackland Center

Ticket Price Adult Children - 12
Saturday $20.00 $15.00

Dance Fest Flex Pass (Any THREE performances):  $37.50