Thursday, February 19, 2015

ARB PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF BALLET FEATURING RUTGERS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Photo Credit: Leighton Chen

AMERICAN REPETORY BALLET PRESENTS

A Midsummer Night's Dream
World premiere featuring the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra

WHEN: February 26 & 27, 8 PM
WHERE:
The State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
PURCHASE TICKETS

ARB Artistic Director Douglas Martin's new full-length ballet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, set to an enchanting score by Felix Mendelssohn, brings to life the wit and splendor of one of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies. The ballet, featuring brand-new choreography, costumes, and sets, will portray the weaving tales of the cunning Fairies, quarreling lovers, and a hilariously amateur acting group as their paths cross in a magical forest.

For these world premiere performances at State Theatre, the music will be performed live by the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Kynan Johns and the women of the Rutgers University Kirkpatrick Choir under the direction of Patrick Gardner.