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January 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Location Alexander Kasser Theater
PremiereWorld Premiere - A Peak CommissionArtistDouglas Dunn & DancersTickets!Sneak Peek, Thurs. 1/30, 6:00 pm - Kasser Upper Lobby
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Don’t miss the chance to experience the dance that reviewers have written about so glowingly. Aubade is a generational masterwork created for The Alexander  Kasser Theater, featuring Douglas Dunn, his company, MSU dance students, video design and live music.

Read the reviews from The New York Times and The Star-Ledger

Artistic Direction and Choreography by Douglas Dunn
Lighting, Costumes, and Video by Charles Atlas
Music and Musical Direction by Steven Taylor
Text by Anne Waldman

For his entire career, Douglas Dunn has done it his way – all the way. Now, witness his next surprising pivot forward. Aubade, his new dance/theater piece, is all about apprehending mortality and the unstoppable progress of time.

All the senses engage with scenic and video design, music, and lyrics by noted artists Charles Atlas, Steven Taylor, and Anne Waldman respectively. As if that wasn’t enough, Douglas Dunn’s amazing company expands to even greater numbers by casting six Montclair State College of the Arts dance students. The title refers to the classic “aubade”, the opposite of a serenade. At its heart, Aubade is a morning song of daybreak, of love won and lost, and of endless possibilities both bitter and sweet.

Find out more about Douglas Dunn at

Aubade is commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State (NJ).

Engage with Aubade!

Sneak Peek
Thursday, Jan. 30 - 6:00 pm
Kasser Upper Lobby

Join Nancy Dalva, Scholar-in-Residence for the Merce Cunningham Trust and dance writer for The Brooklyn Rail, for a pre-show chat about Douglas Dunn and Aubade, his newest dance/theater work commissioned by Peak Performances.  No ticket is required for the Sneak Peek. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the MSU Event Calendar for more information.