(Morristown, NJ) New York City's hot next-generation dance company, Ballets with a Twist, presents a dance experience that will have you asking for a second round. The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that Cocktail Hour Ballets with a Twist will be held in the Bickford Theatre on Saturday, November 23 at 8:00pm and Sunday, November 24 at 3:00pm.
Cocktail Hour is a sassy
suite of dances conceived and choreographed by celebrated dance-maker
Marilyn Klaus. The show serves up classical ballet with an irreverent
pop sensibility, launching the Martini, Gimlet, Manhattan, and more off
the menu and onto the stage. Original scores by Grammy-nominated
composer Stephen Gaboury and exquisite costume design by Catherine Zehr
complete the picture.
Selected by the Star Ledger as one of the
"seven best things to do in New Jersey over the weekend," critics and
audience members agree: Cocktail Hour is an artistically seductive
must-see! The Huffington Post raves that Klaus is "blasting the
boundaries between high art and entertainment," and that her style is a
distinctive mix of "Hollywood glitz and New York polish," while The New
York Times praises her as "witty and fantastic." You've never seen
cocktails like these!
Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for the general public. To purchase tickets, please call 973.971.3706.
About Ballets with a Twist
Marilyn Klaus formed Ballets with a Twist in 1996. In its inaugural
year, the company appeared at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts'
Clark Studio Theater, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and other venues.
Premieres included Seven-Minute Musical, in which an aging beauty
reports from the frontlines of memory, and a short musical film, Temple
of Swing, in which a glamorous "she" and her charismatic mentor meet in a
world of fast cars, packed nightclubs, and mysterious fortune tellers.
November, 2009 saw the premiere of Cocktail Hour, Klaus' signature
evening-length collection of ballet vignettes, at Manhattan Movement and
Arts Center. For more information, visit http://www.balletswithatwist.com/.
About the Morris Museum
100 years, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts
and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber
exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities. The Museum also
offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford
Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings.
serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a
Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on
the Arts' Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum
in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in
2013 by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Morris Museum
is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military
personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia
Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In
addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second
and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the museum is $10 for
adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is
always free for Museum members and is free to the public every second
and third Thursday of the month between 4:00 and 8:00pm. For more
information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org .