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Mason Gross events return to the stage at NBPAC for fall 2022 semester

Mason Gross events return to the stage at NBPAC for fall 2022 semester

On September 30, Mason Gross kicks off its third 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. Tickets go on sale September 6–watch this space for additional event details.

As of June 1, 2022, NBPAC no longer requires proof of vaccination to attend a performance at NBPAC. Face masks are still required to be worn at all times while at NBPAC. Masks may be removed briefly to eat or drink any concession items, but must promptly be put back in place, fully covering your mouth and nose.

For more information, visit https://nbpac.org/covid-health-safety/.

MASON GROSS DANCE PRESENTS KINETIC LIGHT

Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. (accessible performance)
Saturday, October 1, 3 p.m. (accessible performance)
Kinetic Light is an internationally recognized disability arts ensemble. Working in the disciplines of art, technology, design, and dance, Kinetic Light creates, performs, and teaches at the nexus of access, queerness, disability, dance, and race. The Kinetic Light artists and creators of DESCENT are disabled dance artists Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson, and disabled scenographer Michael Maag. Kinetic Light’s work speaks to and emerges from disability aesthetics and disability culture. Performed on a custom-designed architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT explores the pleasures of wheeled movement and reckless abandon, inspired by the sensual writings and art of French sculptor Auguste Rodin to give the mythological characters of Venus and Andromeda new life as interracial lovers. Please note: This performance is appropriate for high school age and up.
Tickets: Public $25 // Rutgers Alumni/Employees & Seniors $20 // Students $15

 

VISITING FILMMAKER SERIES SCREENING AND Q&A

Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Screening of 2021 Oscar-nominated crime drama Judas and the Black Messiah featuring a Q&A with director Shaka King.
Free, tickets required

 

RUTGERS JAZZ LAB BAND – MOSAIC: THE MUSIC OF ART BLAKEY’S JAZZ MESSENGERS

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
A celebration of compositions by former Jazz Messengers Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Horace Silver, Benny Golson, Donald Brown, Steve Davis, and others. Directed by Anthony Branker.
Tickets: Public $15 // Rutgers Alumni/Employees & Seniors $10 // Students $5

 

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE: ANNUAL “PROF” FIELDER MEMORIAL CONCERT

Friday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
Honoring the legacy of Professor William Fielder, trumpet master and legendary educator, and featuring alumnus Orrin Evans, 2018 International DownBeat Critics Poll “Rising Star” winner and the newest member of the Mason Gross jazz faculty. Directed by Conrad Herwig.
Tickets: Public $15 // Rutgers Alumni/Employees & Seniors $10 // Students $5

 

FALL DANCE PLUS 2022

November 10–12, 7:30 p.m.
November 12, 2 p.m.
Featuring choreographic works by guest artists André Zachery, a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist of Haitian and African American descent and artistic director of Renegade Performance Group; Kun-Yang Lin, executive artistic director and founder of CHI MAC, whose contemporary work is nourished by Buddhist and Taoist worldviews and the internal energetic flows of Eastern arts practices, including tai chi, martial arts, chi gong, calligraphy, meditation and Chinese opera movement; and Michelle Manzanales, a Latinx choreographer and dance educator, co-founder of the Latinx Dance Educators Alliance, and director of Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance. The concert also features choreographic works by faculty members Alfdaniels Mabingo, Ani Javian, Chien-Ying Wang, and John Evans.
Tickets: Public $25 // Rutgers Alumni/Employees & Seniors $20 // Students $15

 

VISITING FILMMAKER SERIES SCREENING AND Q&A

Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m.
Details coming soon
Free, tickets required

 

RUTGERS JAZZ LAB BAND: THREE OR FOUR SHADES OF BLUE

Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating the sound, sensibility, and influence of the Blues and spotlighting the compositions of Thad Jones, Benny Carter, Frank Foster, Charles Mingus, Lyle Mays, and others. Directed by Anthony Branker.
Tickets: Public $15 // Rutgers Alumni/Employees & Seniors $10 // Students $5

 

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
A showcase of arrangements from legendary Hard-Bop and Post-Bop jazz composers as well as faculty and student original compositions. Directed by Conrad Herwig.
Tickets: Public $15 // Rutgers Alumni/Employees & Seniors $10 // Students $5

 

BFA FILMMAKING SHOWCASES

Wednesday, December 14, 7 p.m. – Sophomore-class films
Thursday, December 15, 6 p.m. – Junior-class films
A screening of documentary, fiction, and experimental work by up-and-coming student filmmakers from the sophomore and junior classes.
Free, tickets required.

 

Tickets will be available online through the Mason Gross website, in person during MGPAC daytime ticket office hours, and at the performance at the NBPAC box office at 11 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ.