Art of Motion Director Lynn Needle to premiere new work at the Ron Mazurek Scholorship Concert

Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019

Lynn Needle to premiere new work at Bergen Community College
Ron Mazurek Scholarship Concert
“Treble Girls: A Celebration of Women Who Changed Music
March 7, 2019 at 7:30PM
Bergen Community College/Ciccone Theatre
400 Paramus Road Paramus, NJ 07631
Tickets: $5 Students, Seniors/ BCC Faculty/Staff $10/$15 General Admission 201.447.4728
All proceeds go to the Ron Mazurek Scholarship Fund

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Bergen Community College and the BCC Music Program are proud to present the 2019 Ron Mazurek Scholarship Concert. Treble Girls: a Celebration of Rebel Women Who Changed Music will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theater. The concert will feature Bergen faculty, including a premiere by Modern Dance Professor Lynn Needle, student musicians, dancers and alumni performing works by influential female composers and musicians across time periods and genres. The program will include songs by Clara Schumann, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries), BCC faculty composers Patrice Devincentis and Patricia Giannattasio and others.
AOM – home to the Art of Motion Dance Theatre has been a repeat grantee supported by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and is the recent recipient of the Ridgewood Arts Foundation Award for Artistic Excellence. Artistic Director, Lynn Needle a recent recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Grant for Cultural Exchange in Colima, Mexico will premiere a new solo, ZODIAC set to Professor Patrice DeVincentis score “Existential Awakenings”. Needle was the first choreographer and performer to collaborate with Dr. Ron Mazurek at Bergen Community College and was a featured soloist in his memorial/life celebration concert. The new solo explores the universal need to “reawaken” our minds, bodies and spirits and to explore beauty, nature, truth, purity and integrity.
The Art of Motion Dance Theatre is a Ridgewood-based repertory company, directed by Lynn Needle and Olivia Galgano. The company specializes in creating original work that reflects the complexities of dance as a 21st- Century. The AOMDT is committed to a unique artistic vision honoring legacies, celebrating collaboration and expanding creative boundaries. Lynn Needle, former soloist with Nikolais Dance Theatre and Olivia Galgano, former principal with Ballet Russe have created original work on the company that has developed into a vast array of repertory honoring the complexities of dance as an art form. Their work is continually evolving with a clear aesthetic base in the classical ballet and modern dance legacies, yet also features contemporary street dance. The synthesis of movement is unpredictable, theatrical and accessible; highly sophisticated yet street savvy. AOMDT has been featured at the GLOBAL TEDMED Conference at the Kennedy Center, at Jacob's Pillow, Lincoln Center, and the LongHouse Reserve annual gala as well as in Colima, Mexico where Lynn was a guest artist and performer. The company thrives on extensive and individualized collaboration with artists, colleges, universities, conservatories and museums.
This program is made possible in part by a creative stipend awarded by Bergen Community College.