Help support local arts organizations! Check out our list of places you can donate.
Click here for the story

American Repertory Ballet Puts Excerpt From "Giselle" Online For Viewing

originally published: 05/07/2020

American Repertory Ballet Puts Excerpt From "Giselle" Online For ViewingAmerican Repertory Ballet has put an excerpt from the company's performance of Giselle online.  First presented in France, 1841, this ballet in two acts remains a beloved classic due to its exquisite beauty and transcendent themes of love and forgiveness. 

The company's full-length production of Giselle, which premiered February 14, 2020, is a unique collaboration between renowned designers and an artistic team of Cuban and American stagers, including Ana Novoa, Aydmara Cabrera, José Manuel Carreño, and Ian Hussey. Every detail – from tulle skirts to thatched roofs and nuanced pantomime – has been developed from the vision and heritage these artists possess. Each moment is steeped in legacy while giving dancers the knowledge and freedom to make it their own. 

"Being able to work with José Manuel Carreño was a childhood dream come true. I grew up watching his videos and I identified with him (a Latino male ballet dancer). He was the main driving force as to why I decided to pursue a career in ballet," said Ruben Rascon, ARB Dancer.

"This was one of the most incredible experiences of my life," added Aldeir Monteiro, ARB Dancer.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARB has been unable to present Giselle at McCarter Theatre as planned. But the company hopes that you enjoy these excerpts, a montage of footage that were captured on February 16th at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, and consider making a donation in support of their artists. ARB is committed to paying their salaries during this time of crisis, even though they are unable to perform for you in-person.



The article continues after this ad

 


American Repertory Ballet’s mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences and to dance students through artistic and educational programs. The organization comprises: the preeminent professional classical and contemporary ballet company in the state; Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation; and ARB’s Access & Enrichment initiatives, including the acclaimed DANCE POWER program, the longest continuously running community and arts partnership in New Jersey. The performing company is a classical and contemporary ballet company committed to presenting ballets from the 19th and 20th centuries alongside new and existing works by choreographers from today. Founded in 1963, ARB’s rich history of repertory includes established masterpieces by distinguished American choreographers such as George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp; cutting edge works by choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Kirk Peterson, Dominique Dumais, Harrison McEldowney, Amy Seiwert, Susan Shields, Melissa Barak, Patrick Corbin, Trinette Singleton and ARB Resident Choreographer Mary Barton; and former Artistic Directors Dermot Burke, Marjorie Mussman, Septime Webre and Graham Lustig. ARB has been designated a “Major Arts Institution” by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts consistently for the past two decades, and has repeatedly been awarded a Citation of Excellence by the Council. ARB was voted the Jersey Arts People’s Choice for “Favorite Dance Company” in 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2015-2018.


More Articles You Might Like

Nai-Ni Chen Announces Free 1-hour Company Classes During The Week
Nai-Ni Chen Announces Free 1-hour Company Classes During The Week
Nimbus Announces $100K Scholarship Pledge For Jersey City Youth
Nimbus Announces $100K Scholarship Pledge For Jersey City Youth
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & Dancing Wheels ZOOM Into The Classroom Together
The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & Dancing Wheels ZOOM Into The Classroom Together
American Repertory Ballet Puts Excerpt From "Giselle" Online For Viewing
American Repertory Ballet Puts Excerpt From "Giselle" Online For Viewing
NJPAC Announces Shows By Parsons Dance, The Nutcracker State Ballet of Ukraine, The Hip Hop Nutcracker with MC Kurtis Blow, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
NJPAC Announces Shows By Parsons Dance, The Nutcracker State Ballet of Ukraine, The Hip Hop Nutcracker with MC Kurtis Blow, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
10 Hairy Legs Elects Judith Leone To Board Of Trustees
10 Hairy Legs Elects Judith Leone To Board Of Trustees


 



 



 



 






 




 






 



 








New Jersey Stage © 2020 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | info@newjerseystage.com

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.