World Premiere Performance of Luna Mexicana

NEW BRUNSWICK- Lustigdancetheatre, in collaboration with Middlesex County College, will present the debut performance of Luna Mexicana on October 22nd in the Performing Arts Center. Inspired by the Day of the Dead Festival, this world premiere features ten company dancers performing choreography by Artistic Director Graham Lustig.

The program also includes Torch, a piece reflecting the urban experience of young individuals seeking, finding and sometimes losing the loving relationship that they seek. Torch is danced to modern love songs by artists including James Blunt, Amy Winehouse, Regina Spekter, Melody Gardot and Andrew Belle, and will be performed live by guitarist Steve Jones and vocalist Ereni Sevasti. Infinitum is a spiritual quartet exploring the concepts of space and light inspired by the 15th century composer Cristobal de Morales. Truth and Grace, choreographed by company dancer Laney Engelhard, which will be her first professional ballet to be performed by the company, will be danced in four pairs to the dramatic Chaconne in G minor by Vitali performed live by Shannon Merlino and Linh Bao Tran, graduate students of the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers Graduate.


The performance will be held at the Middlesex County College Performing Arts Center on October 22nd at 7:30pm. There will be a free pre-show event for ticket holders, regarding the Day of the Dead Festival, hosted by Graham Lustig and Dr. Regina Marchi, starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 for MCC Students and $30 for the general public. Premium tickets are available and include a post-performance Meet the Artists Event. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit

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