March 4, 2020

MENDELSSOHN AND MORE: Argentine pianist Antonio Formaro will present a lecture recital focusing on Mendelssohn and the early Romantic masters Beethoven and Weber on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College.

Argentine pianist Antonio Formaro will present a lecture recital focusing on Mendelssohn and the early Romantic masters Beethoven and Weber on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Walnut Lane. Admission is free.

A recipient of the Konex Cultural Award for “Best Argentine Pianist,” Formaro has been recognized for his research and performances of Mendelssohn’s works for piano. Based on his expertise, in 2017 he was invited to become a member of the Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft Society in Berlin. more

“L’ESTAQUE”: This oil on canvas painting by Paul Cézanne is featured in “Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings,” on view at the Princeton University Art Museum March 7 through June 14. Organized in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the exhibition premieres in Princeton before being shown in London starting July 12.

On view March 7 through June 14 at the Princeton University Art Museum, “Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings” is the first exhibition to examine essential but underestimated aspects of the revolutionary French painter’s work: his profound interest in rocks and geological formations, and his use of such structures to shape the compositions of his canvases. more

“UNDER THE BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE”: This painting by Connie Dierks is featured in “Phoenix Show: Inner Visions,” on view at The Conservatory in Doylestown, Pa., March 7-21. An opening reception is Saturday, March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Phoenix Art Supplies and Framing  presents “Phoenix Show: Inner Visions” March 7-21 at The Conservatory, 4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown, Pa.

Show creator and curator Margaret Mattheson described why she created the show. “I’ve found a lack of outlets in our art community for more non-traditional artwork,” she said. “This has always made me wonder what artwork might be out there, the type of artwork that artists make for themselves, simply because they want to experiment, or to track a vision that can only be articulated visually, or tell a story. I’ve always found these the most moving and exciting works, whatever the style.”

The exhibit is donating all profits to “Hand-in-Hand,” a program of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA). The program brings together professional visual artists and more than 750 children in crisis each year for meaningful arts engagement, without charge. By partnering with local homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities, and social service agencies, CFEVA provides a well-rounded, flexible arts curriculum that empowers youth to positively express themselves through art. “By donating to this program, we are helping Hand in Hand nurture the artists of tomorrow,” said Mattheson. more

“WETLAND TO WOODLAND”: An exhibit of works by Princeton-based eco-artists Mary Waltham and Susan Hoenig is on view at the Princeton Public Library through May 30. An Art Talk will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the library.

“Wetland to Woodland,” an exhibition of recent works by Princeton-based eco-artists Mary Waltham and Susan Hoenig, is on view on the second floor of Princeton Public Library through May 30.

An Art Talk, during which the artists will discuss and answer questions about their work, will be Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.

“Our work exhibited in Princeton Public Library … asks viewers to consider afresh these two distinctly different but interrelated ecosystems, each of which combats climate change,” the artists said in a joint statement. more

“VARIEGATED DAHLIA”: This work by Helene Plank is part of “Trio of Art,” also featuring artwork by local artists Connie Cruser and William Plank. The exhibition is free and open to the public at the Ewing Library through March 31.

“Trio of Art,” featuring the artwork of noted local artists Connie Cruser, Helene Plank, and William Plank is on view at the Ewing Branch of the Mercer County Library System through March 31. more

February 26, 2020

By Stuart Mitchner

“Where are our black players?” That’s the question August “Gussie” Busch, the beer-baron owner of the St. Louis Cardinals, asked his manager and coaching staff one day in the 1950s, according to David Halberstam’s October 1964 (Ballantine 1995). “How can it be the great American game if blacks can’t play? … Hell, we sell beer to everyone.” Not only was Busch well aware that Budweiser sold more beer to the black community than any other brewery in the country, he’d heard rumors of an integrate-or-else boycott.

At this point I was about to resort to that old crutch, “the rest is history,” except it’s not that simple, it never is. When I first wrote about October 1964 in October 2014, I had no knowledge of the provocative historical evidence that would be revealed to me in February 2020. My focus was on the merging of African American history with baseball history in Halberstam’s account of how the Cardinals eventually “came to deal with race with a degree of maturity and honesty rarely seen in baseball at that time.”  By spring training 1964, a racially balanced team was being put together and harmoniously integrated. Busch’s solution to the issue of segregated living facilities, and Florida law, was to have a wealthy friend buy a motel and rent space in an adjoining one, so that the players and their families could stay together. As Halberstam writes, “a major highway ran right by the motel, and there, in an otherwise segregated Florida, locals and tourists alike could see the rarest of sights: white and black children swimming in the motel pool together, and white and black players, with their wives, at desegregated cookouts.”

Fifty years later in a St. Louis suburb, a white cop shot an unarmed black youth named Michael Brown. Even as the Redbirds were on their way to winning the Central Division, the Michael Brown story dominated the news, the shadow of Ferguson spreading in the direction of Busch Stadium until a group of protestors, most of them African Americans, gathered outside the home of “Cardinal Nation” during the National League Division Series. The result was a shouting match that tainted the racially enlightened narrative of 1964 and the generally accepted notion that St. Louis fans were the most savvy, civil, and respectful in baseball.

Writing six years ago, I wondered how many fans affronted by the intrusion of racial conflict on the hallowed ground of playoff baseball knew that Michael Brown’s family had placed a Cardinals cap on the lid of his coffin. Various news stories pictured people in the Ferguson crowds casually attired in Redbird regalia, and there were undoubtedly fans among the Ferguson cops who showed up at Busch wearing Cardinal jackets and hats, as devoted to the emblem of the two redbirds on the slanted bat as the citizens of Ferguson rallying for justice in the name of Michael Brown. more

By Nancy Plum

Like many performing arts organizations this year, Princeton University Concerts has joined the worldwide celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. Last week, Princeton University Concerts presented the New York-based Calidore String Quartet in a concert linking Beethoven with the 21st century with a performance of a newly-commissioned piece and one of Beethoven’s most monumental chamber works.

Celebrating its 10th season, the Calidore Quartet has received significant international acclaim, especially after winning the inaugural M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition in 2016. Violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi brought their technical virtuosity to Richardson Auditorium last Thursday night to pay tribute to Beethoven, contemporary interpretation of his music, and the Baroque form of the fugue. Featured in this program was the world premiere of a string quartet commissioned by Princeton University Concerts through Music Accord — a partnership among U.S. presenters dedicated to not only commissioning new works, but also ensuring the very necessary repeat performances of these pieces. more

NO ACCOMPANIMENT: The Filharmonic is among the vocal ensembles in “A Cappella Live!,” at the State Theatre Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. Visit STNJ.org for tickets.

State Theatre New Jersey presents A Cappella Live! featuring  boy band The Filharmonic, gospel and R&B group Committed, beatbox master Blake Lewis, and internationally-inspired singers Women of the World on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. more

CABARET WITH KATIE: Katie Welsh Brings “Cabaret Night” to Rat’s Restaurant in Hamilton on Thursday, February 27. Broadway musicals with a New York theme are her focus.

On Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m., singer Katie Welsh will present Cabaret Night at Rat’s Restaurant: New York On Broadway at Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture. This is the first time Welsh’s “Cabaret Night,” familiar to Princeton audiences from her appearances at the Arts Council of Princeton, will be performed at Rat’s. Pianist David Pearl will be accompanist. more

“TIN CEILING PRESENTS…”: The West Windsor Arts Council kicks off its new series of music and dance performances, film screenings, and more with saxophonist Tom Tallitsch and his jazz quartet on Saturday, February 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. The series, to be held at the West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, will showcase regional talent.

Starting Saturday, February 29, West Windsor Arts Council will be hosting a series of music and dance performances, film screenings, and other events in its versatile gallery space. The series, called “Tin Ceiling Presents…,” will showcase regional talent representing a broad range of genres.

“We are inviting the community into this wonderful space to enjoy a variety of live shows and screenings,” says West Windsor Arts Council Executive Director Aylin Green. “We are already lining up performers and events for the fall. The response has been very enthusiastic for this type of venue in our community.”

“Tin Ceiling Presents…” kicks off with a lively musical performance by saxophonist Tom Tallitsch and his jazz quartet on February 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tallitsch has performed at a number of notable jazz clubs in and around New York City, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. He has toured frequently across the United States as both a leader and a sideman. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by many other vocalists and musicians, as well as individual dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company. more

“DRAGONFLY ON BLUE”: This photograph by Julie Tennant won Best in Show for “Life in the Garden,” the Stony Brook Garden Club’s 2020 juried exhibition of members’ photography. The exhibit is on view in the Olivia Rainbow Gallery at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton through March 27.

“Life in the Garden,” the Stony Brook Garden Club’s 2020 juried exhibition of members’ photography, is now on view in D&R Greenway’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery through March 27. The exhibit features nature photographs in categories including Residents/Guests/Interlopers (pollinators); Constructing Beauty; and Winter’s Tale.

Best in Show was awarded by judges from the Garden Club of America to novice Julie Tennant for her photograph “Dragonfly on Blue.” It is featured in the Residents/Guests/Interlopers category, which emphasizes the crucial role of pollinators in gardens. The judges’ comments on Tennant’s work point out the photograph’s “stunning simplicity of line and color, [accomplished through] sharp vertical and horizontal lines set against a clean complementary color.” more

HISTORIC SETTING: Artsbridge will host its 26th Annual “Members’ Art Exhibition” in the grist mill at historic Prallsville Mills in Stockton. The exhibit will be on view March 8-21, with an opening reception on Sunday, March 8 from 4-6 p.m. (Photo by Rodney Miller)

Artsbridge will hold its 26th Annual “Members’ Art Exhibition,” showcasing its members’ art, March 8-21 at Prallsville Mills in Stockton. From realistic to abstract, impressionist to contemporary, visitors and collectors will find a wide variety of work that celebrates the energy and inspiration of the Delaware River Valley.

New members are welcome to join this nonprofit organization of over 200 artists. With no entry fee, the show provides an opportunity for area artists to show and sell their work. In addition to this exhibition, Artsbridge members’ benefits throughout the year include a Distinguished Artist lecture series, a plein-air painting group, discussion groups, and more. more

“SNOWY AND WOODY”: This illustration by Roger Duvoisin is featured in “Mood Books: The Children’s Stories of Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin,” opening March 14 at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers in New Brunswick. The exhibition features more than 30 original watercolor and gouache illustrations from four of their collaborations: “White Snow, Bright Snow,” Hide and Seek Fog,” “It’s Time Now!,” and “What Did You Leave Behind?” The exhibit runs through December 30.

The name Roger Duvoisin is familiar to Zimmerli audiences: the museum’s gallery dedicated to its collection of original children’s book illustrations is named in his honor, more than half of that collection consists of Duvoisin’s artwork, and numerous exhibitions have celebrated this beloved author and illustrator.

Now, “Mood Books: The Children’s Stories of Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin” delves into one of the most important aspects of his career, a partnership with author Alvin Tresselt that spanned three decades and resulted in 18 books.

The exhibition, opening March 14 at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, features more than 30 original watercolor and gouache illustrations from four of their collaborations: White Snow, Bright Snow, Hide and Seek Fog, It’s Time Now!, and What Did You Leave Behind?, all published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard in New York. The images capture an array of feelings evoked by common experiences that tend to stick with us throughout life in very uncommon ways. more

February 19, 2020

By Nancy Plum

Princeton Symphony Orchestra combined two of its outreach missions in one concert last week with a presentation at the Princeton University Art Museum of the New York-based chamber ensemble Music From China. Princeton Symphony has a long history of partnering with the University Art Museum, and last Wednesday’s concerts continued this tradition of pairing music with the art in the exhibits. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “The Eternal Feast:  Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century,” Wednesday’s concerts provided Music From China with the opportunity to introduce the audience to traditional Chinese instruments and repertoire stretching back centuries.

Wednesday afternoon’s concert (the performance was repeated that evening) featured three musicians playing the Chinese erhu, pipa, and zheng. The erhu, a spike fiddle with two silk strings and a small hexagonal sound box covered with snakeskin, is played with a bow threaded between the strings as the player stops the strings with finger pressure to change the pitch. Music From China Artistic Director Wang Guowei has made a career performing on this instrument worldwide and currently conducts the Westminster Choir College Chinese Music Ensemble. The pipa, a pear-shaped fretted lute, has four strings and up to 24 frets, and is plucked or strummed with fingernails to produce a variety of musical effects. Player Sun Li studied the pipa at the Shenyang Music Conservatory and has appeared with U.S. orchestras nationwide. The foundation of the Music From China ensemble sound was the zheng, a zither with 16 metal strings tuned to three pentatonic octaves. Wang Junling learned the instrument in her family, subsequently founding a Zheng Music School in Flushing, New York, to carry on its tradition. more

Lily Arbisser

On March 15 at 4 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton Pro Musica (PPM) honors the life and legacy of Anne Frank, 75 years after her death, with the choral work Annelies. James Whitbourn’s music sets the words of her diary for chorus, soprano, and chamber ensemble.

Whitbourn’s choral setting in Annelies offers a different interpretation of the diary by focusing solely on the central Anne, portrayed by the soprano soloist, expressing in a series of vignettes her inner, spiritual life within the context of observations of the world outside.

Lily Arbisser will be the soprano soloist. Arbisser frequently solos with choral groups in and around New York City, most recently singing in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, both with Princeton Pro Musica. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a BA in art and archaeology and a Certificate in Vocal Performance. She holds a Master of Music degree from Mannes College. more

CELEBRATING SAMUEL BARBER: Westminster Choir College’s 2020 Lindsey Christiansen Art Song Festival will honor the vocal music of Samuel Barber with performances on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. The composer is pictured here on the steps of Westminster’s Williamson Hall.

The 2020 Lindsey Christiansen Art Song Festival will celebrate the vocal music of Samuel Barber, one of America’s most beloved composers, Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 in Bristol Chapel on the Westminster Choir College of Rider University campus in Princeton at 7:30 p.m.

Students will present research papers about Barber at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, February 28. The Festival concerts will feature Westminster students performing a program of published and unpublished works by Barber, accompanied by guest artist and collaborative pianist JJ Penna. more

MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS: Ena Bronstein Barton and Phyllis Alpert Lehrer will perform Saturday, February 22 at Bristol Chapel, on the Westminster campus.

Pianists Ena Bronstein Barton and Phyllis Alpert Lehrer present an evening of duo piano music on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University on Walnut Lane. Admission is free.

The program includes Mozart’s Sonata in D, K. 488; Saint-Saëns’ Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, Op. 35; and selections from Stefan Young’s The Thought for the Day: January. They will be joined by guest artists Craig Levesque, horn; Mimi Morris-Kim, cello; and Elizabeth Lee, cello, in Robert Schumann’s Andante and Variations, Op. 46 for two pianos, two cellos, and French horn. more

LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS: Renowned ballet teacher Franco DeVito is among those scheduled to lead classes this summer at Princeton Dance & Theater Studio.

Princeton Dance & Theater Studio (PDT) at Forrestal Village is offering early pricing until March 15 for its annual “iBallet” Summer Intensive and other summer programs.

The studio’s ballet instructors are all fellows of American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, an eight-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

The studio offers classes for students of all levels, ages 2.5 through adult. For the youngest dancers, Dance With Me is given throughout the summer, priced at $45-$60 for five or seven 30-minute sessions. For young dancers who are ready to dance alone, PDT offers Saturday Pre-Primary and Primary dance classes as well as the morning camp, Dancing Stars (ages 5-7), which combines dance, crafts, and fun. more

“COLLECTIVE EXPEDITIONS”: An exhibition/installation of works by, clockwise from top left,  Elisa Pritzker, Olivia Baldwin, Kyle Cottier, and Greg Slick is on view February 20 through March 14 at BSB Gallery, 143 East State Street, Trenton. An opening reception is Saturday, February 22, 5 to 7 p.m.

“Collective Expeditions,” on view February 20 through March 14 at BSB Gallery in Trenton, is the second exhibition/installation by the council members of The International Society of Antiquaries [ISA] — Olivia Baldwin, Kyle Cottier, Elisa Pritzker, and Greg Slick. This exhibit features painting, sculpture, and installation.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The ISA is a learned and multidisciplinary society established in 2018. The council of artists have diverse practices. However, their work fits together in complex and interesting ways that speak to the importance of understanding our past — sometimes as far back as prehistory — in order to comprehend who we are as a species. more

“NYSSA”: Photography by Mary Allessio Leck, shown here, and Patricia Bender is featured in “Wisdom of Trees: Art & Science,” on view at the Tulpehaking Nature Center of the Abbott Marshlands in Hamilton February 21 through July 19. An opening reception is Sunday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.

What do we know about trees? How do they survive winter? How do they grow? Do they communicate? What would our world be like without trees?

These are just a few of the questions to keep in mind when exploring the art and (some) science of trees with photographers Patricia Bender and Mary Allessio Leck in “Wisdom of Trees: Art & Science,” on view at the Tulpehaking Nature Center in Hamilton February 21 through July 19.

An opening reception is Sunday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. more

“MCVICKER AT 90”: An exhibition of works by award-winning Princeton artist Charles McVicker is at the Arts Council of Princeton’s Taplin Gallery February 22 through March 14. An opening reception is Saturday, February 22 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Arts Council of Princeton will present “McVicker at 90: A Retrospective,” an exhibition of works by award-winning Princeton artist Charles McVicker, at its Taplin Gallery February 22 through March 14.

An opening reception is Saturday, February 22 from 3 to 5 p.m.

McVicker believes that through art, he is both a reporter and an interpreter. “My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful,” he says. more

February 12, 2020

By Stuart Mitchner

On the same Wednesday afternoon that Republican Senator Mitt Romney explained his historic vote to convict the president of “an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor,” the news of the death of screen legend Kirk Douglas at 103 gave first responders like New York Times columnist Bret Stephens the opportunity to headline Romney’s act with the title of the star’s favorite film, Lonely Are the Brave. But what the senator from Utah accomplished in his eight minutes demands a term more measured, restrained, and nuanced than bravery. He had to simultaneously master himself and the moment when he said that as a senator-juror, he swore to “exercise impartial justice,” that he is “profoundly religious,” that his faith is at the heart of who he is,  that he takes “an oath before God as enormously consequential,” and that the task of judging the leader of his own party, would be “the most difficult decision” he has ever faced.

Simply applying the lonely/brave dynamic to suggest what made Kirk Douglas so powerful an actor is equally inadequate. In fact, one way to appreciate the force of understatement employed by the senator is to contrast it to the extremes suggested by an actor “made for Dostoevsky,” as David Thomson puts it in The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, where Douglas (born Issur Danielovich Demsky)  is “the manic-depressive among Hollywood stars, … bearing down on plot, dialogue, and actresses with the gleeful appetite of a man just freed from Siberia.”

As the driven, at once code-bound and emotionally unbound detective Jim McLeod in William Wyler’s Detective Story (1951), Douglas rages at a crooked doctor — “I ought to fall on you like the sword of God” — rhetoric that would seem disproportionate to the occasion from any actor this side of Charlton Heston. Every move Douglas makes, everything he says when he’s at the top of his game, is like a demonstration of writer Flannery O’Connor’s rationale for the extremes in her art: “For the almost blind you draw large and startling figures, to the hard of hearing you shout.”

As Thomson points out, Douglas is “at other times on the verge of ridiculing his own outrageousness.” But in films like Detective Story, Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957), and above all, as Van Gogh in Vincente Minnelli’s Lust for Life (1956), “his sometimes facile intensity is marvelously harnessed to the subject of the film and the sense of tragedy is perfectly judged.”  more

“ANTIGONICK”: Performances are underway for “Antigonick.” Presented by Theatre Intime and directed by Paige Elizabeth Allen ‘21, the play runs through February 15 at the Hamilton Murray Theater. Antigone (Allison Spann, center) is visited by the spirits of her dead brothers, personified by NIck (Natalia Orlovsky, left) and Chorus (Kai Torrens). (Photo by Naomi Park ‘21)

By Donald H. Sanborn III

Poet, essayist, and former Princeton University professor Anne Carson’s 2012 play Antigonick originally was published as a book, with illustrations by Bianca Stone. The work is an adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone (c. 441 B.C.E.), as well as a meditation on previous interpretations of it, including mid-20th century productions by theater practitioners such as Bertolt Brecht.

Theatre Intime, whose cast and production team consist of Princeton University students, is presenting Antigonick. Directed by Paige Elizabeth Allen, the production brings its own point of view to the story, while borrowing some of the book’s imagery.

Carson retains Sophocles’ use of a chorus, whose poetic interludes demarcate the play’s seven scenes. However, Allen has repurposed these lines for a single character, still referred to as “Chorus” (portrayed by Kai Torrens). more

On Thursday, February 20, the Westminster Conservatory at Nassau series will continue with a recital featuring music of Franz Schubert and Canadian-American composer Nathaniel Dett. The performers will be guest soprano Holly Gash and two members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty: Kenneth Ellison, clarinet and Clipper Erickson, piano.

The recital will take place at 12:15 pm in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street in Princeton. It is open to the public, free of charge.

The February 20 program comprises spiritual arrangements by Dett, Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) for soprano, clarinet, and piano, and Enchantment, a work by Dett for solo piano.

Gash has performed leading roles in more than 20 operas, and she has appeared as oratorio soloist, both in the United States and Central America. After graduating from Loyola University with degrees in clarinet performance and music therapy she pursued her enthusiasm for singing and completed a Master of Music in vocal performance at the University of Arkansas. She has apprenticed with the Austin Lyric Opera, Virginia Opera, Amarillo Opera, and Knoxville Opera. Her operatic roles have included Verdi’s Luisa Miller; Desdemona in Otello; Violetta in La Traviata; Leonora from La Forza del Destino; the Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Fiordiligi from Cosi Fan Tutte; the Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw; and Elizabeth Proctor from Robert Ward’s The Crucible; among others. more

SUMMER INTENSIVE: Maria Youskevitch is among the faculty at the Summer Intensive Dance Experience 2020 being held by the Martin Center for Dance in Lawrence Township.

The recently opened Martin Center for Dance is holding “Summer Intensive Dance Experience 2020” this summer at its studios on Princess Road in Lawrence Township. Directors Douglas Martin and Mary Barton will headline the faculty.

Advanced dancers, age 12 and above, will have the opportunity to study daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Martin, Barton, and master teachers Maria Youskevitch and Kirk Peterson. In addition to advanced level classical ballet, pointe, partnering, and men’s class, the team will offer frequent small-group coaching sessions. more