The children's event is geared toward kids ages 10 and up. The one-hour, hands-on class will instruct children on how to take photographs with a disposable camera and will include the basics of composition and style, according to DeBaun's manager Karen Schotter.
Thomas is a professional photographer and artist living in Hoboken. The drive for his photography comes from a need to create a non-business environment.
"I needed an outlet for the stuff that was swimming around in my head as a complement to the 60-hour work week profession I had," Thomas said.
His works have appeared in various magazines like Glamour and Discovery Zone. In addition to the workshops, his show "Black & White Hoboken" will be on display both days from 2 through 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the children's event and $15 for the other.
DeBaun also prepares to celebrate the art of dance with a new lineup from their popular dance series Sweat. The avant-garde movement and abstract intense modern dance series will be performed on Jan. 23, 24 at 8 p.m.
It will feature performances from Dana Doggett Dance, The Odonata Dance Project, Keila Cordova Dances, Mindy Eve Myers, Miho Konai, and Chris Ferris and dancers.
Chris Ferris, the show's organizer, said in a previous interview, Sweat has evolved through the years. Now entering its fourth season, Sweat evolved from pop modern dance to more conceptual specific high-intensity performances for the stage.
"Sweat is a great way to enjoy live entertainment in town," Schotter said.
One of the highlights of Sweat's performance will be the Weather Project. Choreographed by Kelia Cordova, the dance is a compelling movement which puts a new spin on the overlooked and the otherwise ordinaries of life. Also, the segment Detour, by Miho Konai, is a solo dance piece where Konai expresses the long ways, which many people have to take when they reach their goals.
"It is a remarkable show and that is why it has lasted for so long," Schotter said, recently.
The performances by The Odonata Dance Project are an emotional work that explores the intricacies of the mother/daughter relationship. It examines what creates that bond, looking back through the years, like looking at life as a series of snapshots. The piece explores what happens when the roles of the parent and child begin to reverse. The movement finds a balance between gesture and kinetics - truthful movement the audience can relate to, according to Schotter.
"This Sweat is truly one of a kind," Schotter.
Also, the auditorium will hold auditions for the cast of Ragtime on Jan. 11 and 12 from 3 to 9 p.m. The show will be held in late March.
To audition, actors must be ready to read from the script, have an extensive acting and dancing background and accept a non-pay compensation.
The DeBaun Auditorium is at Castle Point on Hudson at the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken. Tickets for Sweat are $12. For information on any of the events call (201) 216-8937 or visit www.debaun.org. q
"This Sweat is truly one of a kind." - Karen Schotter
SWEAT, BABY, SWEAT- The popular modern dance series will be performed on Jan. 23 and 24 at DeBaun Auditorium in Hoboken. Performers include Dana Doggett, Jessica Bonenfant, Keila Cordova, Mindy Eve Myers and Miho Konai.