From the South Orange Performing Arts Center:
The season at SOPAC continues with Nimbus performing at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) March 29 at 8 p.m. The program features the premiere of Samuel Pott’s Hollow Square with Timothy Eriksen playing live. The Grammy Award-nominated Eriksen brings a distinctive sound grounded in the roots tradition of sacred harp singing and early Appalachian folk – earthy, incessant, and guttural.
Timothy Eriksen’s sound underscores Pott’s choreography, which rides on top as if propelled by the meditative vibrations of Eriksen’s vocalizations. In addition to his compositions, Eriksen also scores films, and was the consultant for the Academy Award-winning Cold Mountain.
Dawn Marie Bazemore’s The After Party will be premiered in full on March 29 at SOPAC as well. Vibrant, quick, and spirited, The After Party pays honor to Jazz legends Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson. With intricate musicality and vivacity, Bazemore explores intertwined relationships, dynamics, and joy of movement in this ode to Jazz.
Also at SOPAC, together with students from Columbia High School (Maplewood), Nimbus revisits Pott’s Bloodlines 1944. Talented student dancers create lines of connection to the year 1944, investigating their personal connections to individuals alive during that epochal era. Nimbus also performs two returning pieces from its repertory: Pott’s The Glare from These Horizons and Darshan Singh Bhuller’s Dew Point 68.