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Sounds of a Summer Night 3x3

INKUBATE®, New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble
to debut 3 X 3 – three new works by three young choreographers
June 27


Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ INKUBATE®, a collaboration between the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble and Reeves-Reed Arboretum, will present 3 X 3, the first dance performance of the Sounds of a Summer Night 2018 series at the Arboretum on Wednesday evening, June 27.

Choreographer Marie Lloyd Paspe will present unknown to me, a visceral story-telling of the human experience communicated through dance, music and vocals, and danced by Elise Pacicco and Eric Parra. Born in Singapore of Filipino parents, Lloyd Paspe trained in classical ballet, pointe, and contemporary dance with such notable companies as Carolyn Dorfman and Alvin Ailey School, whose techniques imbue and bring to life her timeless stories.

We Know Not What Comes Next, choreographed by Lauren Connolly, and danced by Madelyn Eltringham and Sharie Taluba, is based on text from Virginia Woolf's Orlando. Connolly is the 2017 recipient of a NJ State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship and the Dance on the Lawn awards, and the '15 and '17 Jersey (New) Moves Emerging Choreographers Fellowship.

The third work on the program is Amanda Killmer's On Look. Danced by Taylor Barry, Darby Canessa, Rebecka Hansson and Emily Ulrich, the quartet On Look, explores the idea of being a bystander. Born in New Jersey, Killmer was trained at Princeton Dance Theatre, the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, and at Marymount Manhattan College BFA program with a concentration in choreography.

INKUBATE® is part of a four performance Sounds of a Summer Night concerts-in-the-garden series at the Arboretum, so bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. The Arboretum grounds open up at 6 pm for concertgoers to picnic and the performance is from 7 pm to 8 pm. The cost is free to RRA Members (thanks to underwriting support from Investors Bank). There is a $15 per person donation for non-members, $5 for students). INKUBATE® and RRA's Sounds of a Summer Night 2018 are proudly sponsored, in part, by a grant from Investors Foundation, with additional support from Nick & Tracy McKee and The Summit Area Public Foundation. Visit for more information.

Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.

REEVES-REED ARBORETUM....a place to grow for everyone!