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Works & Process
at the Guggenheim

A New Era with Maria Kowroski, Harrison Ball and Lauren Lovette

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Peter B. Lewis Theater
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

April 14, 2024 at 3PM & 7PM

Join recently appointed New Jersey Ballet artistic director Maria Kowroski as she shares her vision for the company, and see excerpts from Purcell Suite by Harrison Ball and from a new commission by Lauren Lovette prior to its premiere. Ball, Kowroski, and Lovette illuminate their creative process in a discussion moderated by dancer and choreographer Emily Coates, a former member of New York City Ballet and currently Director of Dance Studies at Yale University.

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

Tickets on Sale Now

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

May 2, 2024

New Jersey Ballet's Spring Gala

Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future
Celebrating NJBallet's 65th Anniversary

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 1:00PM

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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