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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Coming this weekend, there will be two special dance performances at the George Street Playhouse (9 Livingston Ave).

Both performances start at 7pm on Saturday December 28 and Sunday December 29. Tickets are $10 and can also be bought online.

Featured resident choreographers, Kyle G. Marsh, Nicholas Ruiz, Meagan Woods, and Elizabeth Rose Zwierzynski will be showcasing their latest works. New Brunswick’s own Collaborative Arts (coLab) provided the professionals with free practice space for the past three months.

“Being a member of the emerging artist community, I found it extremely exciting to be part of the Colab/Lustig Choreographers’ residency,” said dance curator Lauren Connolly.

“As an emerging artist, I understand the need and significance of rehearsal space and accessibility to a performance venue. Colab and Lustig are providing resources for emerging artists as well as creating a home for modern dance in the New Brunswick area.”

Headed by Rutgers graduate Daniel Swern, coLab has started an unprecendented choreographer residency, entitled “Works and Process,” with the renowned Lustig Dance Theatre (80 Albany Street).

Lustig Dance Theatre and coLab are both non-profit arts organizations in New Brunswick with very similar community-driven missions.

Swern believes New Brunswick is quickly becoming an exciting hub for dancers and choreographers. He says in a press release that coLAB will “be able to turn this into a sustainable program and create a real home for modern dance in New Brunswick.”

“2013 marks the beginning of a new collaboration between coLAB Arts and Lustig Dance Theatre,” Swern continues. “We already have our next two choreographers confirmed to start in January! As well as a venue for the next concert this coming Summer.”

Call (552) 486 – 3253 for more information on this event.

Reporter at New Brunswick Today

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.

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Molly O'Brien

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.