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Mason Gross announces return to the stage at NBPAC for fall 2021 semester

Mason Gross announces return to the stage at NBPAC for fall 2021 semester

On October 15, Mason Gross kicks off its second season in downtown New Brunswick as a partner company at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC). The fall semester will feature contemporary dance, as well as jazz and various film showcases. Watch this space for additional event announcements.

MASON GROSS DANCE PRESENTS KYLE MARSHALL CHOREOGRAPHY

Friday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC) is an alum-led dance company that sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform, and a site of celebration. KMC uplifts the bodies and voices of black and brown people, utilizing art making as a space for social questioning and the theater as a space for creating conversation. Created by Bessie Award-winning artist Kyle Marshall, founder and artistic director of KMC, in collaboration with the company members. This engagement of Kyle Marshall Choreography is made possible through the Arts CONNECT program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets: Public $25 // Alumni & Seniors $20 // Students $15

RUTGERS JAZZ LAB BAND PRESENTS “A NIGHT AT MINTON’S: MUSIC FROM THE BEBOP ERA”

Wednesday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the music of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, and more, this concert explores the musicians who brought jazz into the artistic realm of the post-modern era. Directed by Tatum Greenblatt.
Tickets: Public $15 // Alumni & Seniors $10 // Students $5

 

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Friday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Honoring the legacy of Professor William Fielder in the annual Prof Fielder Memorial Concert. The 22-piece student jazz orchestra opens each season by paying tribute to the late, great trumpet master and legendary educator. Directed by Conrad Herwig.
Tickets: Public $15 // Alumni & Seniors $10 // Students $5

 

VISITING FILMMAKER SERIES SCREENING AND Q&A

Monday, November 8, 7 p.m.
Screening and Q&A with visiting filmmaker. Past visitors include Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy), Benny and Josh Safdie (Uncut Gems) and RaMell Ross (Hale County This Morning, This Evening).
Free

FALL DANCE PLUS 2021

November 11–13, 7:30 p.m.
November 13, 2 p.m.
Featuring students performing choreography by guest artists and faculty.
Tickets: Public $25 // Alumni & Seniors $20 // Students $15

 

RUTGERS JAZZ LAB BAND PRESENTS “MAKE IT FUNKY: JAZZ IN THE ’70s AND BEYOND”

Wednesday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
As rock, funk, soul, and R&B dominated the airwaves of popular music, so too did those sounds influence the music made by jazz musicians of the day. The night will feature music from the era when jazz went electric and gained a backbeat. Directed by Tatum Greenblatt.
Tickets: Public $15 // Alumni & Seniors $10 // Students $5

 

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Friday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
A tribute to jazz pianist and composer Duke Pearson. The 22-piece student jazz orchestra will showcase arrangements from Pearson’s best-known recordings including The Phantom and It Could Only Happen with You. Directed by Conrad Herwig.
Tickets: Public $15 // Alumni & Seniors $10 // Students $5

 

BFA FILMMAKING SHOWCASES

December 13–14, 7 p.m.
A screening of documentary, fiction, and experimental work by up-and-coming student filmmakers from the sophomore and junior classes.
Free

 

Tickets will be available online through the Mason Gross website and via the NBPAC ticket office at 732-745-8000, 11 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ. On-sale date TBD.