An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until September 23, 2017
The American Repertory Ballet opens its 2017-2018 season with a full evening of works celebrating 15 years of Mary Barton’s choreography by showcasing three of her most recognized works in a program entitled Woman of Dance: Celebrating the Work of Mary Barton, on Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center Theater at 2083 Lawrenceville Rd. in Lawrenceville.
Tickets are $20 and $15 for students and seniors are available online at arballet.org; by phone (609) 896-7775; or in person at the Bart Luedeke Center box office.
“Woman of Dance: A Celebration of Mary Barton is really a two-fold celebration – honoring her contribution over the last seven years as American Repertory Ballet’s Resident Choreographer as well as acknowledging her role as a choreographer to this organization for the past 15 years,” says Douglas Martin, ARB Artistic Director. “Mary is a very gifted and talented choreographer and her work is a testimonial to the strength of female choreographers in America today.”
The program features Scarlet Sonata, a scintillating, technically challenging work for five women; Five Men and a Concerto, a work for five men which highlights the male form, set to the strong drive and melody of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Oboe; and the imaginative and thrilling Straight Up with a Twist (an ARB signature performance since its inception), a work set to the eclectic sounds of Kaila Flexer and Third Ear which showcases the versatility of ARB’s dancers and Barton’s choreographic genius.
About Mary Barton
Mary Barton was a principal dancer with American Repertory Ballet where notable roles include Sugar Plum Fairy, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Emily in Our Town and leads in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Rubies, Concerto Barocco and Serenade. Ms. Barton has been on the faculty of the Princeton Ballet School since 1994 and is one of the primary teachers and choreographers for the Summer Intensive. She is a former ballet faculty member at Princeton University and current faculty at Rider University’s Music Theater Department.