Wednesday, September 7, 2022

You are invited to the opening reception of LIGHTER THAN AIR September 17th!





A photographic series by photographer Harald Schrader

Opening Reception September 17, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Harald Schrader Photography | featuring Annie Johnson


Please join American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School for the opening reception of Lighter Than Air: a photographic series by photographer Harald Schrader. This exhibit will feature images of American Repertory Ballet company members and artistic leadership, including Artistic Director, Ethan Stiefel and Artistic Associate, Gillian Murphy. Harald Schrader and members of American Repertory Ballet will be in attendance for the opening reception on September 17th.

The series is also open to the community for viewing on September 18th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in Princeton. The following weekend, select Lighter Than Air images will be on exhibit at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) September 23-25, 2022, during performances of Kaleidoscope.

Refreshments and lite fare will be served at the opening reception on September 17th. We look forward to seeing you there!


Harald Schrader Photography | featuring Clara Pevel



Opening Reception

September 17th | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Princeton Ballet School

301 N Harrison St.

Princeton, NJ 08540


On Exhibit

September 18th | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Princeton Ballet School

301 N Harrison St.

Princeton, NJ 08540


September 23-25, 2022 | As part of ARB's Kaleidoscope performance

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)

11 Livingston Ave.

New Brunswick, NJ 08901




Harald Schrader, a formally trained photographer and long-time Princeton resident, studied in Berlin and Hanover in Germany. He began his career photographing still life and architecture. He honed his craft in portrait photography, acting as first assistant to Mary Ellen Mark in New York City and Dieter Eikelpoth in Düsseldorf and London.

Harald has been especially fascinated by the challenge of depicting the human form in movement, resulting in his passion for photographing the performing arts, dance in particular. Harald also thrives on discovering new cultures and languages.

He has collaborated with performing and visual artists in Italy, Germany, the U.S.A. and Canada. Visit Harald Schader on Instagram at @harald_schrader




Harald Schrader Photography | featuring Aldeir Monteiro


An innovative program featuring never-before-seen work, Kaleidoscope includes a unique collaboration between choreographer Da’ Von Doane, formerly of Dance Theatre of Harlem, and New Jersey-based visual artist Grace Lynne Haynes, whose creations have graced the cover of The New Yorker magazine. Haynes will be designing scenic elements and costumes for Doane’s new ballet, a partnership amplifying both artists’ creative talents. 

Also commissioned for the program will be a new work by ARB’s Ryoko Tanaka and pianist-composer Ian Howells, inspired by Salvador Dali’s painting titled Swans Reflecting Elephants. The program also features Claire Davison’s enchanting Bewitched set to Ella Fitzgerald’s iconic vocals. Rounding out the performance will be a dazzling classical pas de deux, choreographed by Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, set to music by Léo Delibes and showcasing the balletic bravura of ARB’s artists.



New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)

September 23rd at 7:00 PM

September 24th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

September 25th at 2:00 PM


Proof of vaccination is not required to attend a performance at NBPAC. Face masks are welcomed but are no longer required.





Season tickets are now available! Buy tickets to all three American Repertory Ballet performances at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (Kaleidoscope, Giselle, and PREMIERE3) and receive 30% off. This offer only applies when purchasing all three programs in the same transaction. Subscribers also receive additional discounts and benefits.




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