October 6, 2021

Eclectic Program of Works by American Repertory Ballet

LIVE ON HOME STAGE: American Repertory Ballet, shown here in David Fernandez’s “Mexican Music,” returns to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center this month. (Photo by Eduardo Patino)

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) returns to its home venue, the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, with a program titled “Emergence on Saturday, October 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 24 at 2 p.m.  

These performances mark the first program curated under ARB’s new Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet.

“ARB is thrilled to welcome our guests back to the theater and have the opportunity to reaffirm the value and power that live performances have in uplifting our spirits and communities,” said Stiefel.

On the program are works by Stiefel, Amy Seiwert, Ryoko Tanaka, and David Fernandez. The program marks the first time all of these pieces are performed live by the company.

“Our dancers are ready to get back on stage and do what they love: perform to a live audience,” said Stiefel. “For both the performer and the audience, there’s nothing like the connection and the energy that live performances inspire.” 

Patrons must show proof of vaccination via a vaccine card, or through New Jersey’s Docket app. If not fully vaccinated, patrons must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance date. All patrons are required to wear masks at all times while inside the venue. This includes children older than 2 who have not been vaccinated.

Tickets start at $25; student tickets are $10. Visit arballet.org or call the NBPAC ticket office at (732) 745-8000.