Professional dance company Nimbus Dance will return to The Putney School for a performance on February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Calder Hall.
Nimbus Dance has performed at the Putney School annually for 12 straight years, making this unique creative and educational partnership one of the most enduring programs of its kind in the country.
Students from Putney take masterclasses from the professional company dancers, while Nimbus uses the time to develop and rehearse new dance works. This year, students will perform alongside company dancers of the lauded company in an upbeat and humorous piece, Roseification, originally commissioned by and premiered with the New Jersey Symphony in Summer 2023.
“Many of our most renowned dances have been created in part at the Putney School, including two of the works in this upcoming performance,” said Nimbus Artistic Director and Founder Samuel Pott. “The students and faculty at Putney have a grounded and open sense of collaboration which produces very special moments onstage and off. The inspiring landscape and a sense of kindred priorities with the school make returning annually to work with the students and to perform for the surrounding community poignant and creatively productive.”
Pott also has ties to the Putney community. His mother Jay Goodwin Pott graduated with the Class of ‘62 and his cousin John Byrne Cook with the Class of ‘58.
Putney Director of Dance Jessica Batten is looking forward to the visit.
“The Putney Dance Program is elated to host Nimbus Dance on our campus once again!” Batten said. “The exchange of energy and inspiration during this week-long residency is palpable and one of the highlights of our entire year. Come witness the Nimbus/Putney magic and see what a gift this collaboration is for all.”