Tuesday, October 12, 2021


A joyous return to live performances!


"ARB is thrilled to welcome our guests back to the theater and to have the opportunity to reaffirm the value and power that live performances have in uplifting our spirits and communities." ~ Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel

Saturday, October 23, @ 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 24, @ 2:00 PM

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)


Tickets start at $25 🌟 Students just $10 with code: STUDENT10




Ethan Stiefel's WOOD WORK

Set to music by the Danish String Quartet, Wood Work inspires a sense of joy and healing through unique and individual paths, while feeling connected to one another. 



With music by David Wenngren and cellist Julia Kent, this piece explores resiliency, hope, exhaustion, disruption - all shared experiences related to the ongoing pandemic.


Ryoko Tanaka's SAUDADE

An intimate and poignant work created by ARB's own Ryoko Tanaka, set to an original score by former ARB2 dancer Haley Wright. intimate piece that draws inspiration from the Portuguese word’s inherent meaning of “nostalgia” and with a sense of “hopefulness.”


David Fernandez's MEXICAN MUSIC

A celebration of acclaimed Mexican composers, with new costumes by Janessa Cornell Urwin and inspired by Pineda Covalin designs. The vibrant prints celebrate the cultural richness of Mexico through colors, patterns and forms, which allude to Huichol prints, the Monarch Butterfly, Day of the Dead, and other traditions. 


Costumes for Mexican Music, created by Janessa Cornell Urwin and inspired by Pineda Covalin designs


EMERGENCE is a “must see” program for audiences of all ages!


Patrons attending a performance at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) must show proof of vaccination via a vaccine card, or proof through NJ’s Docket App (which can be downloaded from the app store on your phone). If not vaccinated, patrons must present a Negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance date.

All patrons, including children older than age 2, are required to wear masks at all times while inside the venue, regardless of vaccination status.