Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

NEWARK, NJ — In “The Nutcracker,” she was a snowflake. In “Sleeping Beauty,” she was a fairy. Both roles, among others portrayed by English-speaking ballerina Olena Pedan, were performed in a recently concluded North American tour by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. The 55-member troupe’s final show, a performance of “Sleeping Beauty,” was presented […]

‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’ team celebrates the season with Cory Booker

‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’ team celebrates the season with Cory Booker

NEWARK, NJ — “The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” Tchaikovsky’s 130-year-old ballet reimagined as a holiday dance spectacle, brought the show to New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Dec. 17 while celebrating the show’s 10th season. The creative team, cast and crew, along with hip-hop pioneer and emcee Kurtis Blow, met N.J. Sen. Cory Booker […]

NJPAC to hold a full day of festivities in celebration of Kwanzaa

NJPAC to hold a full day of festivities in celebration of Kwanzaa

NEWARK, NJ — Thousands are expected to gather on the campus of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 17, as the venue’s annual Kwanzaa Family Festival returns as an in-person celebration. The festival has been held at NJPAC for more than a decade. “We are so excited to welcome our whole community […]

‘Getting the Words Out’ panel discussion and art show in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Adler Aphasia Center is partnering with the Jewish Museum of New Jersey at Congregation Ahavas Sholom Synagogue and NJPAC to host “Getting the Words Out” on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum, 145 Broadway in Newark. This event, with free parking, will include a panel discussion on […]

11th TD James Moody Jazz Festival returns to NJPAC

11th TD James Moody Jazz Festival returns to NJPAC

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center will host the 11th TD James Moody Jazz Festival from Nov. 8 through 20. This year’s program offers events combining jazz luminaries in collaboration with artists known for R&B, poetry, hip-hop and more.  The festival kickstarts Thursday, Nov. 10, with two powerhouse concerts: One of the […]

Sustaining racial literacy in the arts with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Sustaining racial literacy in the arts with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

NEWARK, NJ — In an ongoing effort to bring the community together and to encourage the public to participate in the movement to ensure civil rights for all, on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., NJPAC will present a virtual workshop, “Archeology of the Self With Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz: Sustaining Racial Literacy in the […]

NJPAC offers arts education classes for students K-12

NJPAC offers arts education classes for students K-12

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s arts education programs bring a distinctive approach to arts education, connecting students K-12 with well-experienced teaching artists. NJPAC’s students enjoy the state-of-the-art performance space for innovative, diverse performance and engagement for students and teachers. Through jazz, hip-hop, acting, poetry and more, NJPAC provides its instructors with strategies […]

NJPAC still accepting entries for Sarah Vaughan jazz competition

NJPAC still accepting entries for Sarah Vaughan jazz competition

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is still accepting entries for the 11th annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The search is on for the next great jazz singer! Solo vocalists from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries before Tuesday, Sept. 6, by visiting www.SarahVaughanCompetition.com. In the fall, […]

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