2016-06-09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Summer Dance Concert to Feature New Works by Local Recording Artist in a First-of-Its-Kind Collaborative Effort

Jacksonville, FL (June 9, 2016) — CooperMorgan Dance Theatre and ProfessorClock Records recording artist, Damien Lamar is thrilled to present a full-length interpretative dance theatre performance featuring 16 newly choreographed works. Under the direction of Directors and Founders, DeWitt Cooper III and Savery Morgan, this one-night only concert, entitled THE PROFESSORCLOCK TRILOGY will be performed by local professional dancers and visiting guest artists at LaVilla School of the Arts, 501 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville FL on Friday June 24, 2016 at 7:30PM. Performance Tickets are $20 for general admission, $30 for VIP, $15 for students, senior citizens, and LaVilla faculty & staff. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.coopermorgandance.com or by credit or cash at the door on the night of the show.

“CooperMorgan Dance has always embraced the spirit of collaboration especially among the artists based in the Jacksonville community. This year’s concert is no different,” said the company’s choreographer and co-director, Savery Morgan. “We find it not only beneficial to work with them, but we recognize there is almost a sense of kinship by collaborating with this level of talent we have in our own backyard.”

This year’s showcase will feature a brand new work that pushes the boundaries of dance through a first-of-its-kind sound design experience featuring original electronic music by singer & multi-instrumentalist, Damien Lamar. Attendees will be aesthetically moved by a futuristic tale of time travel to the City of Spark and the fictional story of Professor Emit Clock.

At 6:30 pm, a pre-show reception will be held at LaVilla School of the Arts where CooperMorgan Dance will honor this year’s CooperMorgan Honors honorees, nationally-recognized dance instructor Dr. Phyllis Penney and women’s empowerment philanthropist and English professor, Mrs. Debbie Lee-Rouse.

A press night is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Please email Damien Lamar ( info@professorclock.com) or 904.701.4871 for two (2) complimentary tickets to the press night or the performance on June 24. Media and VIP ticket holders will also get an exclusive look at the staging of this essential work during a post-performance question and answers session.

For more info and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.coopermorgandance.com or call 904.701.0694.

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About CooperMorgan Dance Theatre
Founded in 2005 by co-founders DeWitt Cooper III and Savery Morgan, the CooperMorgan Dance Theater is a professional dance organization that strives to present the highest quality of dance performance in the city of Jacksonville, throughout the state of Florida and United States using their mission of encouraging professional artists, emerging dancers, and choreographers through dance. The company also hosts a summer dance intensives and workshops for pre-professional dancers.

About ProfessorClock Records

 

ProfessorClock Records is an independent and open-genre record label founded in 2010 by multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and ASCAP writer/publisher member, Damien Lamar. The recording of THE PROFESSORCLOCK TRILOGY began in fall of 2011 and was created using an iPad, a mixer and sound editing tools. To date, the project is currently three volumes offering the audible story of “professor:clock”, a fictional character and time traveler whose story begins around 330 B.C .

Note to Media:

1. For critics and members of the press interested in attending Press Night on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:30pm at the historic Stanton building located at LaVilla School of the Arts, 501 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL. For reservations, contact Damien Lamar at info@professorclock.com or 904.701.4871

2. Rehearsal space has been provided by Jacksonville Centre of the Arts and LaVilla School of the Arts

3. For further information about ProfessorClock Records contact: Damien Lamar, Creative Director and Founder: 904.701.4871 info@professorclock.com
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