Nimbus Dance Works performs at Marlboro College

MARLBORO — Nimbus Dance Works presents a night of contemporary dance on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., at Marlboro College's Serkin Dance Studio.

The performance features “Shadow of Sound” by Taiwanese choreographer Huang Yi performed by American and Taiwanese dancers and Charles Weidman's 1936 masterpiece of socio-political dance, “Lynchtown.”

Nimbus Dance Works ( is a New Jersey based dance company composed of dancers drawn from major companies such as the Martha Graham Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, and Ailey II.

The China Post calls Huang's performances “hyperfocused on drama,” an “elimination of all sound and sight enhancements.”

“I'm discovering that when I think about movements, I think in terms of programming. I quantify it,” explains Huang, who is fascinated with robotics. “What's the speed, what's the pressure? Is there a change in speed? Are there dots that I need to connect? When I think about action, I think about it in mechanized terms. I want the dancer to be like a human, not a robot. It's a different kind of challenge.”

The newest academic building at Marlboro, the Rudolf and Irene Serkin Center for the Performing Arts, honors the legendary pianist and director of the Marlboro Music Festival, Rudolf Serkin, and his wife Irene. In addition to the dance studio, the building contains a digital recording studio and electronic music lab, rehearsal rooms, a listening library, and classrooms. It also contains the 125 seat, acoustically engineered Ragle Hall, providing a showcase for lectures and smaller concerts.

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