Choreography by Artistic Director Douglas Martin,
Resident Choreographer Mary Barton and Guest Choreographer Trinette Singleton
Music by Prokofiev, Barber, Flexer and Shostokovich
Come taste an exquisite sampling of four delectable dance delights: Douglas Martin's elegantly expressive Ephemeral Possesions, set to Barber's haunting score, was described as ''wonderfully candid'' by The Star Ledger's Robert Johnson. Mr. Martin will also unveil a new scene from Romeo and Juliet, set to the lush score by Prokofiev. Resident Choreographer Mary Barton's playfully sensual Straight Up With a Twist will be performed to live music by Kaila Flexer, thanks to a generous grant from America Music Center. Rounding out the evening will be Trinette Singleton's furiously athletic Capriccios, set to Shostokovich's driving score.
About AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET - Artistic Affiliate
Douglas Martin, Artistic Director
Founded in 1963, American Repertory Ballet (ARB), the preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company in New Jersey, brings the artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to national and regional audiences through its artistic and educational programs. The company is committed to presenting classical ballets alongside new works by today’s choreographers. ARB’s Artistic Director, Douglas Martin, is a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet.
The company’s rich history of repertory includes masterpieces by distinguished American choreographers George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp; and cutting-edge works by choreographers Val Caniparoli, Kirk Peterson, Dominique Dumais, Harrison McEldowney, Amy Seiwert, Susan Shields, and Melissa Barak. ARB has been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts consistently for the past two decades, and was voted People’s Choice for Best Dance Company in 2008 and 2001.