A different type of dance at Mayo

| 15 Oct 2012 | 02:18

— The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company is launching a series of events in celebration of its 30th season, commencing with a performance at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20-25.

As part of its "Backstage Pass" performances, the audience will be treated to an interactive afternoon with Dorfman and the dancers while experiencing several of the company's well known works to include:

Keystone - Set to classic songs by Rufus Wainwright, Louis Armstrong, and Jamie Randolph, Keystone is a duet that explores the endurance of relationships and the concept of staying power in a world that continues to embrace fast digital communication that is not aligned with the human pulse or true intimacy.

Cercle d'Amour - Opens a dialogue on love that invites audiences to think, laugh, and enjoy and explores the visual and movement metaphors evoked by a resonant and versatile prop - brilliant red hula-hoops. Featuring music by Andy Tierstein, this ensemble work illuminates various aspects of relationships including play, competition, and fantasy.

Narcoleptic Lovers - This was originally choreographed in 1995 by Doug Elkins, who described it as a series of letters to former lovers. Using his signature eclectic movement vocabulary, the work draws on modern, hip-hop, ballet and martial arts with an equally broad range of music - Mozart, hip-hop by Urban Species and spoken word samples of Lenny Bruce.

This will be a narrated performance by Dorfman and the audience will have the opportunity to engage with the dancers as well.

The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company is a Union-county based company led by the vision of Artistic Director Dorfman and her creative drive to communicate human experiences, interactions, perceptions, and truths. The 10 members comprise a uniquely talented contemporary dance ensemble. The Company, described as "ingenious" by the Star-Ledger and "emotionally resonant" by the New York Times, presents the works Dorfman and nationally known choreographers.

For more information on the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, go to www.cddc.info.