The Fall 2019 CHIRP residency program culminates with a performance by professional dance company Robert Mark Dance on December 6 & 7 at County Prep High School. Choreographer and dancer Robert Mark Burke has been working with the dance students at County Prep this semester, training them in modern dance as part of their daily classes. Mr. Burke, a resident of Jersey City and dancer with 10HL and the renowned Lucinda Childs Dance Company, has been in residence with his professional company since September.
The performances on December 6 at 7:30pm and December 7 at 2:30pm will offer insight into the creative process of dance, by starting with a glimpse into the rehearsal process and moving into presented works of completed choreography. The performances will end with a question and answer session, offering students and audience an opportunity to learn more about this artists work and the life of a dancer/choreographer. Tickets are just $5 and the performance is open to the public. Click Here to Purchase Tickets
"I encourage everyone to take advantage of this unique opportunity to see live, professional modern dance right here in our school's intimate black box theater. Robert is not only a gifted choreographer and dancer, but also an excellent teacher who has brought a great deal of inspiration to our classroom. By making this program affordable Mr.Burke has shown his commitment to making high quality dance accessible to our students and to the community at large. His dancers are exceptional, and this promises to be an exciting night of dance!" - Heather Warfel Sandler, Director, County Prep Dance Program