Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guest SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®
Celebrate Kwanzaa with this dazzling dance company, which joins the powerful musical collective SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® to create a world premiere commissioned by NJPAC.
The Washington Post calls Forces of Nature “nothing short of spectacular!” Led by artistic director and choreographer Abdel R. Salaam, Forces of Nature utilizes a unique blend of modern dance, traditional West African movement, ballet, hip-hop, and martial arts, all set to both live and recorded music. Visceral and visually inventive, these multi-ethnic dancers and drummers perform one-of-a-kind programs that are “spectacular (and) daringly theatrical,” says The New York Times.
Forces of Nature has wowed audiences at the Joyce Theater, BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Aaron Davis Hall and the Apollo Theater, and was featured on PBS in Free to Dance, a Great Performances special on the history of black dance in the 20th century.
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® remains among the most vibrant, versatile and relevant musical collectives in music today, both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African-American organization founded on empowerment, education and entertainment. This renowned, GRAMMY-nominated, female a cappella vocal quartet is revered for its live performances in many of the world’s most prestigious venues and has recorded 24 albums, several specifically for children.”
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