Date(s) - 03/23/2021
11:00 am

Preview of "PRIMA!" at Ocean County College

In partnership with The Ocean County Teen Arts Festival, Carolyn Dorfman Dance presents the 2021 preview of PRIMA! by Carolyn Dorfman and Company celebrating the 5-decade career and range of the inimitable Louis Prima.

Through the use of full songs, including the iconic “Sing Sing Sing” and “Just A Gigolo/Ain’t Got Nobody” and musical collage, Dorfman and her versatile and dynamic company explore the full, driving and buoyant sound of Louis Prima and his band. Dorfman, too, features the powerful, virtuosic and expressive voices of Prima’s female lead singers, Gia Maione Prima and Keely Smith in such delights as “I Want You To Be My Baby,” and “Undecided”. It is the strength, nuance and playful, yet firm, dialogue and banter of these women with Prima, that inspires Dorfman most. PRIMA! will take you on a joyous ride through time, love, relationship and connection.

The dance performance will be followed by a Q&A. Virtual tickets are free, pre-registration is required. 

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This project was commissioned by the Gia Maione Prima Foundation and Ocean County College. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Gia Maione Prima Foundation. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov

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