American Repertory Ballet and Edison Arts Society present a gallery of dance photography at Edison Town Hall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 15, 2015

EDISON, NJ – American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey’s top ballet company, and Edison Arts Society are proud to co-present a gallery of dance photography at the Edison Town Hall. The gallery will open on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:30pm and will close on Friday, November 20, 2015. Admittance to the gallery is free.

Mayor of Edison Thomas Lankey will be present at the gallery opening on September 30 at 6:30pm alongside American Repertory Ballet (ARB) Artistic Director Douglas Martin, ARB Executive Director Vanessa Logan, and Edison Arts Society President Gloria Dittman; Christina Samson, co-director of FUNKtion Dance Studio and board member of Edison Arts Society; and Nicole Visceglia Rodgers from Federal Business Center. There will be light snacks and coffee provided by Federal Business Center. On the closing evening of the gallery – Friday, October 9, 2015 – American Repertory Ballet will be presenting A Night of Dance at Union County PAC’s Hamilton Stage at 7:30pm.

“The Edison Arts Society is proud to display art galleries at Edison Town Hall, providing a platform for local artists to display their work in a way that is easily accessible to the public,” says Edison Arts Society President Gloria Dittman. The display will feature photos of American Repertory Ballet’s professional, international dancers and also images of dancers from the Edison area, including dancers from the FUNKtion Dance hip-hop and urban dance groups. The photos of American Repertory Ballet’s dancers are byrenowned performing arts photographer Richard Termine, known for his work with Sesame Street, The New York Times, Lincoln Center, Cirque du Soleil, and the Jim Henson Foundation.

“You can really see the dynamic nature of the movement and the art through quality dance images,” says American Repertory Ballet Artistic Director Douglas Martin. “You can see the stretch and the focus. Richard Termine is really an expert at achieving this.”
Photo of ARB dancer Samantha Gullace by Richard Termine

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American Repertory Ballet presents A Night of Dance
October 9, 2015 at 7:30pm
Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage
Rahway, NJ
732.499.8226
www.arballet.org/15-16season

American Repertory Ballet presents Nutcracker at Union County PAC
November 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
Union County Performing Arts Center
Rahway, NJ
732.499.8226
www.arballet.org/15-16season

American Repertory Ballet presents a Sensory Friendly Nutcracker at Union County PAC
November 22, 2015 at 2:00pm
Union County Performing Arts Center
Rahway, NJ
732.499.8226
www.arballet.org/15-16season
This abridged, one-hour Sensory Friendly performance of American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker is especially for children and adults with special needs.
Eden Autism Services is pleased to partner with the American Repertory Ballet in its efforts to make the thrill of professional ballet and live dance accessible for individuals with autism.

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