Jennifer Muller / The Works is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, presenting the unique spirit of its performances to world audiences, educating youth and serving the community with vital outreach. Applying a multidisciplinary technique that weaves dance, theater and visual arts, the company creates dances that illuminate the human spirit. The Works has electrified world audiences in 39 countries on four continents, 30 states in the U.S. and produced 25 New York Seasons at City Center, the Joyce and New York Live Arts among others, and has performed at major theaters and festivals worldwide, from Buenos Aires to Toronto, Hong Kong to Moscow, with appearances in Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Montreal and Rome. In recent years, The Works performed to rave reviews at Brazil FENDAFOR 10, and international festivals in Beijing, Bangkok and Bolivia. The Works reaches out to new audiences in the belief that dance can promote cross-cultural understanding and act at a catalyst for positive change. In the U.S., the company’s appearances include Jacob Javits, Lincoln and Kennedy Centers, the David H. Koch, Avery Fisher and Ailey Citigroup Theaters, and many more locations. Devoted to mentoring creativity, The Works conducts programs for all ages, cultures and backgrounds, teaching professionally-oriented students through its Scholarship/Apprentice and University Residency/Commissioning Programs, mentoring choreographers through its presenting series HATCH, fostering the arts through its arts-in-education programs in the NYC Public Schools and teaching workshops worldwide. Alumni bring the Muller Polarity Technique to new generations of dancers, establishing accredited dance programs in the U.S., Europe, South America and Japan.
April 22, 7:30 p.m. Swisher Theater, Jacksonville University (entrance @ Merrill and University Blvd. N.). Contact Vickie Jones, 256-7345 or reservations at www.ju.edu/cfa