Saturday, December 15th, 2018
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Celebrate Kwanzaa with this dazzling dance company that The Washington Post calls "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.