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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2015
Photo By Richard Termine RAHWAY, NJ – American Repertory Ballet, NJ’s top ballet company, will bring A Night of Dance to Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage on October 9, 2015 at 7:30pm. This year, the ballet company is celebrating 5 years of Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s artistic leadership.
In response to a past performance at Hamilton Stage, Patrick Kennedy of Broadway World remarked that “American Repertory Ballet’s fresh, wondering, fantasy-filled approach to motion and color requires plenty of aesthetic intelligence.”
A Night of Dance will feature three highlights from early in Martin’s time as Artistic Director: the lyrical and poignant Ephemeral Possessions, set to Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, choreographed by Douglas Martin; the highly technical Glazunov Variations, set to sections of Glazunov’s music for the classical ballet Raymonda, choreographed by internationally acclaimed choreographer Kirk Peterson; and the imaginative and thrilling Straight Up With a Twist, set to music by contemporary folk music composer Kaila Flexer, choreographed by ARB Resident Choreographer Mary Barton’s. Straight Up With a Twist was last performed on tour at Jacob’s Pillow, an internationally-renowned center for dance history and performance in the Berkshire mountains.
“This is a very eclectic, fast-paced program,” says Martin. “From classical to contemporary, tutus to unitards, we are showing a full range of what the ballet vocabulary can produce. It’s really thrilling to watch.”
Not to be missed
“Meet the Dancers” On Pointe
September 23 at 5:15pm
Open House Dress Rehearsal
September 24 at 4:30pm
State of the Art Address
September 24 at 6:00pm
RSVP: www.arballet.org/StateoftheArtAddressor call Kristine Farmer, Development Coordinator, at 732.249.1254 x11.
*Please note: “Meet the Dancers,” Open House Dress Rehearsal, and State of the Arts Address are free of charge and open to the public. All Events Take Place in Rider University Bart Luedeke Center, Lawrenceville.
September 25 & 26 at 7:30pm
Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center
American Repertory Ballet and Edison Arts Society present a gallery of dance photography
Edison Town Hall
Sept. 30- Nov. 20
Free and open to the public