Dance Connections

Arts & Culture Collaborative’s Dance Connections is a festival of partnership events highlighting the dance performances and dance-related work of New Jersey artists and organizations. These events will run from September through early 2023 and feature multiple styles of dance and a diverse group of performers. Whether you’re a dance lover, arts appreciator, or new to the arts scene entirely, we welcome you to join us!


Zufall Health presents
Movement: A Group Exhibition
18 West Blackwell Street, Dover
September 16, 2022 – January 13, 2023
Cost: Free
Movement is a vibrant exhibition showcasing the power of dance captured in visual art forms. Exhibiting Artists include: Robert Badami, Jr., Chee Bravo, Lynne Carmickle, Jessica Cavaliere, Jose Cepeda, and more.
Opening reception will be held on Friday, September 13 at 5:30 pm and will feature live music.
*Masks are required. 

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Saint Elizabeth University. Morris Arts and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation present
Move: Dance in Art
I. Gallery at 14 Maple from September 28, 2022 – February 14, 2023; Request appointment
II. Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery at SEU from September 20, 2022 – December 11, 2022; Schedule appointment by calling Ginny Butera at 973.290.4315
Cost: Free

This is a unique, two-location exhibit curated by Dr. Virginia Fabbri Butera, the Director of SEU’s Maloney Art Gallery.
The opening for the Maloney Gallery is Tuesday, September 20 from 5:30PM –8PM while the opening at The Gallery at 14 Maple is Wednesday, September 28 from 6PM – 8PM and will feature a live performance from Drew University dancers.




Carolyn Dorfman Dance & New Jersey Ballet Performance at
WAMFEST (Words, Arts, and Music Festival)
October 12 at 1:30 and 7:30PM
includes post-performance artist talk-backs with moderators Marta Renzi and Anita Rivers
Cost: Free 

Carolyn Dorfman Dance makes its WAMFEST debut and joins forces with New Jersey Ballet in a rare joint performance. Experience a thrilling evening of dance by two of New Jersey’s most beloved companies at the exciting 13th annual WAMFEST.

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The Morris School District Community School presents
Artists’ Depictions of Dance Online Class
Monday, October 17 from 2:30PM – 4PM
Cost: $27
Taught by Anne Betty Weinshenker. From ancient to modern times and in many societies, artists have portrayed various forms and experiences of dance. This class will present a range of painted and sculpted images created in the western world that deal with dance as self-expression, social interaction, religious tradition, and performance.

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Morristown and Morris Township Library present
Dance on Film Month
Wednesdays, November 2,16, 30 7PM via ZOOM
Foreign Film Lovers Club and Real to Reel Documentary Film Club

November’s discussions will feature films on the world of Dance as part of the Morris Arts Collaborative’s 2022 theme “Dance Connections.” 

  • November 2, 7:00pm “Yuli” Movie dramatization of a real Cuban dancer’s life as he breaks racial barriers in the world of classical ballet. (Cuban, British, 2019)
  • November 16, 7:00pm “And Then We Danced” A tale of ballet, family and forbidden passion in conservative modern Georgia. (Georgian, 2019)
  • November 30, 7:00pm “PS Dance” A documentary about the impact of dance education programs on children in NYC public schools. (USA, 2015)

How does it work? Before each discussion, you’ll watch the movie on your own through Kanopy, a movie streaming platform available free to Morristown and Morris Township Library cardholders. Then when we meet online, everyone will have a chance to talk about what we liked or didn’t like, about that night’s film. We’re all busy, so don’t worry if you’re not able to finish the film before the meeting. We can’t promise no spoilers, but we can promise no judgement! Non-MMT residents, check with your home library to see if it has Kanopy and/or check or for DVD and streaming options.

For Zoom meeting access info, please email or and include your name and town of residence. (Include “Foreign Film Lovers Club” or “Real to Reel” in the Subject Line.)

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Drew University’s Theatre and Dance Department, & Saint Elizabeth University present
The Amiable Consort
World Premiere
November 13 at 2PM
Annunciation Center at Dolan Hall on the campus of Saint Elizabeth University
Cost: $40

Robert W. Butts – The Amiable Consort, in collaboration with internationally renowned choreographer Kimani Fowlin, Director of Drew University’s Dance Department and Chloe Martins, Drew Dance Alumni. Included in this landmark collaboration are The Arts and Culture Collaborative and Drew University. The Amiable Consort composition was commissioned by Judith Gibson.

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Mayo Performing Arts Center and New Jersey Ballet presents
New Direction
Saturday, January 7 from 3PM and 8PM
Cost: $39 – $69
New Jersey Ballet opens its season with New Direction, which will feature three works that point to the new artistic vision Maria Kowroski has for New Jersey Ballet as Artistic Director.  The program will feature Who Cares?, by George Balanchine, set to music by George Gershwin bringing out the exuberance of city life, Hallelujah Junction, by Peter Martins, a living locomotive of propulsive vitality, and a world premiere by Harrison Ball, principal dancer with New York City Ballet, with costumes by world renowned fashion designer Zac Posen. New Jersey Ballet is resident ballet company at MPAC.

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Mayo Performing Arts Center, New Jersey Ballet, and New Jersey Symphony present
New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony
December 16 – 27 (showtimes listed below)
Cost: $35 – $75
New Jersey Ballet’s beloved annual tradition enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score performed live by New Jersey Symphony under the baton of John Yaffe.

Friday, December 16, at 7:30 PM | Saturday, December 17, at 1:00 PM | Saturday, December 17, at 6:00 PM | Sunday, December 18, at 1:00 PM | Sunday, December 18, at 6:00 PM | Thursday, December 22, at 7:30 PM | Friday, December 23, at 7:30 PM | Saturday, December 24, at 1:00 PM | Monday, December 26, at 1:00 PM | Monday, December 26, at 6:00 PM | Tuesday, December 27, at 1:00 PM

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Mayo Performing Arts Center presents
Saturday, January 7 from 3PM and 8PM
Stomp is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique — an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. Stomp uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

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Be sure to check back as events are regularly added!