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Press Release 2014


Press Contacts

Rena Perrone, Curator, Performing Arts I Grounds for Sculpture

Tel. 609.586.0616 I



Donia Salem, Co-director I The Outlet Dance Project

Tel. 917.913.7294 I


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Grounds For Sculpture Hosts The Outlet Dance Project’s 10th Annual Festival

Dance Film Fest October 2nd, Live Performances October 4th


On October 2nd and 4th, The Outlet Dance Project, one of the most popular dance festivals in New Jersey, is celebrating its 10th year at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. Rain or Shine. On October 2nd at 7:30pm is the Dance on Film Fest, featuring films created by women choreographers and dance filmmakers across the globe. October 4th at 2pm is the annual Day of Dance. This afternoon of stage performance and site-specific dance is a whole new way for the entire family to experience both dance and Grounds for Sculpture’s 42 acres of contemporary sculpture sited on landscaped parkland full of exquisite trees and flowers..


The Outlet Dance Project is an annual festival committed to collaboration, community building, interdisciplinary experimentation, and the exploration of the audience/performer relationship. It provides women choreographers of all traditional and nontraditional dance genres an opportunity to share their artistic vision. Through partnership with Grounds For Sculpture, community outreach, and performance, The Outlet Dance Project strives to enrich the region with dance.


This year’s choreographers are Belle Alvarez; Ananda Bena-Weber; Anna Copa Cabanna; Catherine Cabeen (Hyphen Dance Company); Jamuna Chiarini & Linda K. Johnson; Lauren Connolly; Theresa DeSipio & Amy Smith (The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble); Heather Harrington; HeJin Jang; Joyce King (JKing Dance Company); Kathie Kececi (In Motion Dance Company); Cleo Mack (Cleo Mack Dance Project); Katherine Maxwell; Jillian Harris, Laura Katz Rizzo, & Rhonda Moore; Caitlin Trainor (Trainor Dance).


Dance films by Parijat Desai; Florence Freitag; Erin Fowler & Nick Graalman; Laura Lamp; Marta Renzi; Ann Robideaux; Rebecca Salzer; Melissa Sanderson & Jordan Fuchs; Vrinda Sheth; Tanin Torabi; Hattie Mae Williams & DataMouth; Yuuki.


Featured Sculptures: Space of Stone by Magdalena Abakanowicz; Folded Circle Ring by Fletcher Benton; Damascus Gate by Walter Dusenbery; Trio by Sarah Haviland; Confrontational Vulnerability & Has Anyone Seen Larry? by Seward Johnson; Harmony 3 by Daniel Kainz; Hillary by Robert Murray; Guardian Angel by Edwina Sandys; Arcs in Disorder by Bernar Venet.



Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre, not for profit sculpture park and arboretum founded by Seward Johnson. Its collection features more than 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions change seasonally in six indoor galleries. With rich educational offerings, a robust schedule of performing arts, and fun family events, the park is open year-round. Shopping and dining options complement every visit.  For hours, admission prices, and a calendar of events, visit


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The Outlet Dance Project

Grounds For Sculpture 

Dance on Film Fest

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30pm, Rain or Shine

All tickets: $15. Park admission day of film festival included with Advance Purchase (closes 10/1). Guests may also purchase admission for the Day of Dance, on October 4, when purchasing Film Festival tickets.

Day of Dance

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2pm, Rain or Shine
Free with entrance to GFS: Adults $15, Senior (65+) $12, Children (6-17) $10, Members and Children (0-5) Free
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Note: Bios for all the artists and directors can be found at

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