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Professional Dance Arrives at Harmony In The Woods

Posted 8/9/22

The Manhattan contemporary ballet company, Neville Dance Theatre, will present a full program of dance at Harmony In The Woods on Saturday, August 13 at 6:00 pm.

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The Manhattan contemporary ballet company, Neville Dance Theatre, will present a full program of dance at Harmony In The Woods on Saturday, August 13 at 6:00 pm.

This is the first time a dance company will grace the Harmony stage, and organizers couldn’t be more excited. “We’ve always had the goal to bring dance to The Woods, and Neville Dance Theatre’s roster of innovative, contemporary works aligns with Harmony’s mission and vision, giving a platform for artistic discoveries and offering excellent cultural arts programming,” says Creative Director Jill Carletti. “Besides, what a wonderful opportunity for local audiences to experience a professional dance concert close to home.”

Hailed as “compelling,” “imaginative,” and “pure delight” by both critics and reviewers, Neville Dance Theatre excels in bringing diverse dance elements together to create theatrical, innovative works. Founded in 2005 by Brenda R. Neville as a means of opening cross-cultural dialogues between differing dance genres and nationalities, Neville Dance Theatre fosters an artistic exchange of styles, outlooks, and attitudes, instilling an appreciation for the beauty, value, and significance of dance as a living art form for today and generations to come.

Other concerts in Harmony’s August lineup include the “South Side Five” on August 12, returning after their stunning evening of entertainment at Harmony’s 1920’s Dance Party in February. Expect to hear western swing-jazz in the style of Benny Goodman from the South Side Five, which cites Stephane Wrembel, Django Reinhardt and Hendrix as influences.

The following weekend brings the Americana group “Driftwood'' on August 19 and the classic country of “Crawford and Power” on August 20. All concerts are at 6:00 pm.

Keep reading for more details about the upcoming performances, all at 6:00 pm:

August 12 - The South Side Five – Gypsy Jazz & Swing, $22 + processing.

Five piece band playing fiery mix of originals, western swing, gypsy jazz, and classic hot jazz featuring some of the top players in the region. Be transported to the 1920s in a whirlwind of dance music and nostalgia.

August 13 - Neville Dance Theatre - Contemporary Dance | $40 + processing

A full program from this professional Manhattan-based dance company

August 19 - Driftwood – Bluegrass, Pop, Americana, $30 + processing.

Anyone familiar with the Americana music scene knows this Upstate, New York-based band has cut their teeth on a killer live show. Fiddles, banjos and acoustic guitar usually means bluegrass, but this band approaches their live shows with a punk-rock attitude that embraces country and rock ‘n’ roll. Their harmonies, powerful vocals, stellar musicianship and joy of playing is contagious.

Aug 20 - Crawford & Power – Country, Rock, $25 + processing.

Crawford & Power was born of red clay, back roads, callouses, and ingenuity passed down from mash makers. With roots in country, Americana, and southern rock, they seek to put their twist toward a classic country music revival.

Shows take place at Harmony In The Woods; 19 Imagination Way, Hawley, PA. For more information, answers to frequently asked questions or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.harmonyinthewoods.org/. For any additional questions or for help purchasing tickets call (570) 588-8077.

The Foundation for Harmony Presents, a charitable 501c3 organization, seeks to enlighten and engage the human spirit by giving a platform for artistic discoveries and life-long reflection and learning, in our most basic and natural habitat, nestled amongst the trees, at our home amphitheater, Harmony In The Woods.

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