September 11, 2019

American Repertory Ballet Announces New Season

NEW SEASON, NEW HOME: Shown here in “Paquita,” Nanako Yamamoto is among the dancers of American Repertory Ballet appearing at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center this season.

With the 2019-2020 season, American Repertory Ballet marks two major milestones in its history — the opening of its new home at the state-of-the-art New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) and the company’s 40th anniversary.

The company will present four unique programs at NBPAC as well as performances throughout the tri-state region, including appearances in Princeton, Rahway, Trenton, Philadelphia, and New York City.

The season begins September 20-22 at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center with Paul Taylor’s Airs; a new work, Overture, by Ethan Stiefel; Beyond the Normal by Riccardo De Nigris; and Fluctuating Hemlines by Septime Webre.

The company brings Kirk Peterson’s full-length Beauty and the Beast to the Mandell Theater at Drexel University in Philadelphia in October, and McCarter Theatre Center in May 2020. The Nutcracker returns to McCarter Theatre, Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, and Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton November 23-December 21.

Other performances this season include the classics Giselle and Paquita, both staged by Ana Novoa; works by Trey McIntyre; and a new series, New Voices: Works by Emerging Choreographers.

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