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Leap Into Spring

Featuring George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Lauren Lovette's Not Our Fate and more…

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Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St
Morristown, NJ 07960

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:30PM
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 2:00PM

New Jersey Ballet's Leap into Spring mixed repertory program will captivate audiences with a stellar lineup of ballet masterpieces. Revel in the brilliance of George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco. This extraordinary ballet transforms music into a visual symphony, as two gracefully dynamic lead ballerinas embody the essence of a virtuosic double violin concerto. Celebrated as the quintessential Balanchine ballet of its era, Concerto Barocco exudes purity in its manner, presenting choreography that serves as an ideal response to Bach's Double Violin Concerto in D Minor.

Adding to the evening's enchantment is Not Our Fate, a compelling and emotionally charged work by Lauren Lovette, former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet and resident choreographer of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. As the performance unfolds, experience the invigorating and poignant energy of Lovette's choreography.

Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain takes center stage, featuring a mesmerizing pas de deux set to Arvo Pärt’s solemn Spiegel im Spiegel. Against the backdrop of a minimalist stage, a couple dressed in simple attire performs a tender dance brimming with heartfelt emotions, making it an exquisite addition to the evening's repertoire.

The excitement continues with the Don Quixote Act III wedding pas de deux, showcasing explosive technical prowess that electrifies the stage. Leap into Spring promises an evening of unparalleled artistry, where each piece contributes to a symphony of dance that celebrates New Jersey Ballet's 65th Anniversary Season.

The Sleeping Beauty

Full Length

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Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 North Van Brunt St
Englewood, NJ 07631

April 21, 2024 at 2:00PM

Restaged by Artistic Director, Maria Kowroski, the Company will present the updated production of The Sleeping Beauty modeled after the original choreography of Marius Petipa; a three-act ballet that will take you on an engaging trip through the classic fairy tale.

New Jersey Ballet’s full-length production and much-loved classic has been an audience favorite for many years. The fairy tale opens with a Prologue in which the King and Queen welcome their firstborn, Princess Aurora. The royal aide, Catalabutte, has regretfully forgotten to invite Carabosse, and in an act of rage, the wicked fairy interrupts the celebration and casts an evil spell, putting Princess Aurora into a century-long slumber; a slumber only to be broken by true love’s first kiss. As the magical story unfolds, Aurora dances the famous Rose Adagio – a technical and artistic feat celebrated as one of the most testing challenges in classical ballet.

Be swept away for this classical masterpiece to be swept away on the wings of Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score amidst a story where good triumphs over evil with a single kiss.

A Night On The Town

Featuring Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free and George Balanchine's Rubies...

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New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

April 27, 2024 at 7:30PM

A Night on the Town will feature Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, his first collaboration with Leonard Bernstein, which was the inspiration for the full-length musical On the Town, and George Balanchine’s Rubies, which sends dancers racing across the stage to reflect Igor Stravinsky’s jazz-inflected piano with movements that incorporate sassy style and sharp attack, Christopher Wheeldon's poetic and breathtaking pas de deux, This Bitter Earth and Reencounter, by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, to Georges Bizet's Carmen, which the New York Times called "a dramatic and contemporary dance makeover". The work combines Spanish tradition set to the score of Georges Bizet's fiery music with a touch of Balanchine's neoclassical influence.

Spring Gala

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St
Newark, NJ 07102

May 2, 2023

New Jersey Ballet's Spring Gala

Information coming soon...

Repertory Evening

at NJPAC

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Victoria Theatre
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Stage
1 Center St
Newark, NJ 07102

Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:30PM
Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 2:00PM

With its 65-year legacy of excellence, New Jersey Ballet is poised for a new era of creative energy under the leadership of Artistic Director Maria Kowroski. Get a glimpse of her vision for the company’s future at this performance, which includes: Purcell Suite, with choreography by one of the most exciting talents of this generation, Harrison Ball, and costumes by renowned fashion designer Zac Posen. Murder Ballades, an exuberant piece inspired by dark American folk songs with choreography by Justin Peck. And a World Premiere by Lauren Lovette.

The Sleeping Beauty

Full Length

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Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St
Morristown, NJ 07960

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 7:30PM
Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2:00PM

Restaged by Artistic Director, Maria Kowroski, the Company will present the updated production of The Sleeping Beauty modeled after the original choreography of Marius Petipa; a three-act ballet that will take you on an engaging trip through the classic fairy tale.

New Jersey Ballet's full-length production and much-loved classic has been an audience favorite for many years. The fairy tale opens with a Prologue in which the King and Queen welcome their firstborn, Princess Aurora. The royal aide, Catalabutte, has regretfully forgotten to invite Carabosse, and in an act of rage, the wicked fairy interrupts the celebration and casts an evil spell, putting Princess Aurora into a century-long slumber; a slumber only to be broken by true love's first kiss. As the magical story unfolds, Aurora dances the famous Rose Adagio - a technical and artistic feat celebrated as one of the most testing challenges in classical ballet.

Please join us for this classical masterpiece to be swept away on the wings of Tchaikovsky's beautiful score amidst a story where good triumphs over evil with a single kiss.

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