Nimbus Dance does residency, performance

PUTNEY — Nimbus Dance, New Jersey's premier contemporary dance company, returns this week to The Putney School for its annual residency.

This is the company's ninth consecutive year working with the Putney Dance Program, which culminates with an evening of dance at the school's Currier Center on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., that is free and open to the public.

Nimbus will preview new works by Italian choreographer Sofia Nappi and by New York-based Kristen Klein prior to their premieres at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March.

Additionally, the company will present Samuel Pott's two-part cycle, which addresses human relationship to diminishing natural environments and to climate change - Patch of Turf and Falling Sky - with original music by noted composer Qasim Naqvi.

Falling Sky, which premiered at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center last fall, features video design by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger.

Prior to the Friday evening performance, professional company dancers will teach master classes and collaborate with Putney Director of Dance Jessica Batten and the Putney dancers on a new performance piece.

Students and members of the greater Putney community will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Nimbus dancers, gaining insight into the inner workings of a professional dance company, including the disciplines and daily work habits required to become a professional dancer.

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