Programming & Residencies
Below is a selection of our current offerings. Live music is always available, as are pre/post performance discussions with the choreographer, composer, and/or dancers. We are able to tailor our repertoire and expertise to the needs of your venue and programming.
Program Length: 60-90 Minutes
ARD offers a flexible and diverse section of repertory to fit your needs and preferences. The work explores emotionally driven movement with underlying currents of technique and structure. Grossman's choreography incorporates various styles of dance and music, exposing audiences to an accessible artistic experience for all ages.
Family friendly/educational workshop
Program Length: 40-60 Minutes
See dance and music come to life in an educational, family-friendly performance utilizing a selection of ARD repertory or an excerpt of our evening length Jewish program, “The Book of Esther”. Audiences enjoy a workshop with Artistic Director Ariel Grossman and Resident Composer David Homan, who will discuss the art of collaboration and how they use music and movement to tell a story. This condensed, interactive program showcases the creation process, invites the audience to explore movement for themselves, and is sure to delight people of all ages.
The Jewish Tradition
Program Length: 50 Minutes
“The Book of Esther: The Journey of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther” our evening-length narrative dance work with an original score written by David Homan, investigates the biblical stories of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther. These two stories epitomize the Jewish tradition of community, collaboration, and support, and to Ariel, represent the original feminist movement. This work has enjoyed great success at a number of wonderful Jewish venues in New York and New Jersey including the Center for Jewish History and JCC Manhattan.
Choreographic & Teaching Residencies
With a wide range of offerings, ARD Artistic Director Ariel Grossman and her company dancers offer technique classes, create new works, and/or select relevant repertoire for students of all ages and levels. This past season included a weeklong workshop at Peridance Capezio Center, a choreographic residency for Fiorello LaGuardia High School’s Senior Spring Concert and a continued teaching and choreographic residency at Moving Youth Ballet in Cranford, NJ.