| 11 June, 2012 13:05
June 16, 2012
50th Anniversary Gala Performances50th Anniversary Gala Concert
CMDE is proud to announce its 50th Anniversary Gala Concert on June 16, 2012, at the Fair Lawn Community Theater (10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn NJ). This is a truly unique opportunity to see a range of accomplished contemporary dance artists on the same stage. Stay for the reception, and you can meet and eat with the artists!
Some of our distinguished guest artists will include: Jose Limon Company member Mary Ford performing "Lady Macbeth", a solo choreographed in the 1950's by the legendary NYC-based artist Mary Anthony. (A longtime friend and teacher of CMDE Founder Shirley Ubell, Mary Anthony is over 90 and still teaching and mentoring dancers at her downtown studio!)
CMDE alumna Josie Mosely is bringing Graham Company dancer Sam Pott to perform a piece commissioned by The Martha Graham Company. Josie will also perform an original solo based on memories of working with Shirley. Javier Ubell, a principle dancer with the Oregon Ballet, will be flying in to grace us with his spirited dancing. Javier took his first dance class as a toddler with his Aunt Shirley at CMDE! And of course the new Claire Porter piece will be on the program, as well as performances by advanced CMDE students!
Seating is limited - reserve your tickets now! Reserved Seats are $50 and must be purchased in advance. Open seating is $30 in advance and $40 after 6/13. (Tickets for children, seniors, and people with disabilities are $25 reserved, $15 open seating in advance, and $20 after 6/13.) Go to www.cmde.org or call to purchase tickets.