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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

moe-tion dance theater to perform at CSC's Lackland PAC


Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon Clayton, moe-tion dance theater will present an evening of work as part of the Centenary Stage Company’s season at the Lackland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:00pm. Tickets are available online at www.centenarystageco.org or by phone at (908) 979-0900.  Ticket prices are $17.50 Adult, $15.00 Children Under 12/Student.  Ticket prices increase $5.00 on day of performance.

Maureen Glennon Clayton will premiere, anxIety and The Family. AnxIety choreographed by Glennan Clayton is a piece developed for Nicollet Crapanzano graduating Montclair State University this spring. The Family also choreographed by Glennon Clayton in collaboration with her dance company.  With The Family Glennon Clayton, once again, dives into her own personal world, creating a piece inspired by her own family.  This dance theater piece tells the story of family relationships, recounting childhood adventures.  The Family can be everyone’s family, with explorations of the silly to the serious.  Set & Fabrication design is by Angus Clayton.
“her approach to theater is her own, one in which she lets us participate in her life, through a collection of dance pieces…each one unique and delicious” (Ruth Grauert, Journal of Art and Idea).

Glennon Clayton will also reprise her 2019 premiere performance of Contact, an athletic woman’s duet, inspired by the strength and perseverance of her dancers.  This dance portrays the contact we make with different people in our lives.  We connect for support, for not only others but for ourselves. Glennon Clayton will also perform her new solo, A Simple Gesture.  She talks to the audience, explaining gesture through movement and through language.  One of Glennon Clayton’s signature pieces, Jane & Dick, a duet inspired by the famous Dick & Jane story books, will also be performed.  This concert will also have a guest performance by the students of Centenary University.

Maureen Glennon Clayton, who resides in Flemington, is a well-known dancer, choreographer and dance educator in NJ.  She holds a full-time teaching position at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School and is an adjunct professor at Centenary University.  Maureen is a graduate of Montclair State University, where she earned her BFA in Dance and County College of Morris, where she earned her AS in Recreation& Leisure / Dance.  Her modern dance theater company, moe-tion dance theater is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression.  Known for their diverse repertory, and collaborative work, they have performed at numerous festivals, showcases and venues throughout the tri-state area.  Glennon Clayton’s mission is to create an atmosphere of individualistic contribution, allowing her dancers, collaborators and audiences to explore their own thoughts, interpretations and ideas of the subject matter presented.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm and two hours prior to every performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.

The 2018-2019 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

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