July 15-19, 2024
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The Attitude of Doing (2022)


Love…Life…Community The core of Dorfman and Carter’s new work.

The Attitude of Doing is Dorfman’s first collaboration with jazz violinist extraordinaire and MacArthur Fellow, Regina Carter.  Both moved in their respective arts by a humanist vision, through recorded and commissioned music, they invite the audience in to experience life’s messages. With Carter’s exquisite sound and range, the music ranges from her Mwanatalitambula, a Ugandan Jewish Folk tune and her Trampin’; to  Ella Fitzgerald’s Never Be Free and Accentuate the Positive. This full company ensemble is a joyously moving dance of nurture, growth, relationship and, ultimately, the power of community.  The Attitude of Doing premiered at NJPAC in the TD Moody Jazz Festival on November 16, 2022, with live performance by Regina in concert with her recorded compositions.


Choreography by Carolyn Dorfman

Music Composition, Recording, and Live Performance by Regina Carter

Organ and Piano performed by Brandon McCune

Lighting Design by Burke Wilmore

Costumes by Anna-Alisa Belous

Creation Cast: Katlyn Baskin, Jarred Bosch, Gianna Diaz, Dominique Dobransky, Khalid Dunton, Hannah Gross, Maiko Harada, Brandon Jones, Kaila Moses, Charles Scheland, Carmella Taitt, and Andréa Ward

Music used with permission.