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Dance Companies Plan Boisterous Season

Dance enthusiasts can enjoy home-grown dance companies

as well as impressive imports from as close as Philadelphia to the

distant reaches of Siberia and the African Republic of Guinea. From

Philadelphia, Rennie Harris Puremovement, one of the hottest new


fusion forms, makes its first area appearance at McCarter Theater,

February 7. Returning companies with flair and a fan base appearing

at State Theater include Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence (October 30) and

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (February 10).

Returning heavy hitters of American dance include Twyla Tharp Dance

(September 25) and Paul Taylor Dance Company (May 15). To see what

the Mark Morris Dance Group is up, you’ll have to travel a bit farther

this year. They won’t be at McCarter Theater, but you can see the

company at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, November

7 to 9.

American Repertory Ballet

At McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton,


"The Nutcracker." The dynamic regional company’s


production set in Vienna, created by Graham Lustig, with sets and

costumes by Zack Brown. November 23, 28, 29, and 30.

"Gala Performance." Princeton Ballet School, celebrating

its 50th anniversary, and American Repertory Ballet, celebrating its

25th, share a gala. May 1, 8 p.m.

At New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street,



"The Nutcracker" production with live accompaniment

by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. December 5 and 6.

At State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick,


"The Nutcracker," Saturday and Sunday, December 20 and


At Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton,


"The Nutcracker," presented December 27 at 1 p.m.

At George Street Playhouse, Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick,


The company’s "Spring Repertory" program of original

and classic ballets, May 14 to 23.


Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown,


Dancing on Common Ground combines traditional Irish and

American dancing with professional dancers and dynamic music. $16.

November 9.

Kelsey Theater

Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Campus,


The Tamburitzans. The richly costumed multi-talented,

36-member group of dancers and musicians from Duquesne University.

$18 adult; $16 children & seniors. October 25 and 26.

Mercer Dance Ensemble presents a light-hearted, lyrical

look at movement and music. $10 adults; $8 students. May 22 and 23.

Mason Gross School

Rutgers University New Theater, 85 George Street, New


732-932-7511. $20.

Susan Marshall Dance Company. "Other Stories"

and works that explore connections and missed connections across


September 13.

DancePlus Fall. Fall student showcase features


by John Evans, Randy James, Julia Ritter, and Susan Marshall. December

5 to 7.

McCarter Theater

91 University Place, 609-258-2787.

Twyla Tharp Dance. Twyla Tharp brings her company to


in a program including "Westerly Round" and "Even the

King." September 25.

Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Suzanne Farrell, former prima

ballerina of the New York City Ballet, presents Tzigane, Variations

for Orchestra, Chaconne. October 5.

Parsons Dance Company. Dancer/Choreographer David Parsons

has created a program including "Kind of Blue" and


January 23.

Stars of the Royal Danish Ballet. The Royal Danish Ballet,

the oldest dance company in the world, in concert. January 28.

Rennie Harris Puremovement. A company that brings down

the house with feats of virtuosic dancing and rap-style poetry.



Noche Flamenca. Spanish dance company with song, dance

and music, 10 dancers, singers, and musicians. February 24.

Batsheva Dancy Company. Israeli dance company


performing Naharin’s "Deca Dance." March 2.

Trinity Irish Dance Company. Progressive Irish Dance for

the St. Patrick’s Day season. March 10.

Pennsylvania Ballet. Director Roy Kaiser and company


Agnes de Mille’s "Rodeo" and Peter Martin’s "Fearful


April 27.

Raritan Valley College

Route 28, North Branch, 908-725-3420.

Nutcracker. A Russian "Nutcracker" presented by

the touring Moscow Ballet. $34 & $39. December 5.

Giselle. New Jersey Ballet Company presents the classic

ballet. $20 & $25. April 3.

Randy James Dance Works. New Brunswick choreographer Randy

James and his group concludes a year-long residency at RVCC. $15 &

$20. May 1.

State Theater

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 877-782-8311. $16 to


Ronald K. Brown Evidence. From Brooklyn, an affecting

fusion of American and African dance, both classical and popular,

with a hip-hop edge. October 30.

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia. Siberian

folk dancers. November 16.

Chi. Acrobatics and martial arts from Shanghai. January


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. The ebbulient dance company

in a concert of works driven by modern, jazz, and classical ballet.

February 10.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Guys in toe shoes

parody the great classics. February 21.

Dances from the Garden. New Jersey dance featuring the

American Repertory Ballet, the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, and

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. March 4.

Les Ballets Africains. National Dance Company of the


of Guinea. $16 to $32. March 17.

Swan Lake. Moscow Festival Ballet. $16 to $40. April 1.

A Few Good Men Dancin’. Thirty male dancers from Broadway.

$16 to $45. April 1.

Miami City Ballet. Top classical ballet with a South


ambience. April 22.

Paul Taylor Dance Company. 50th anniversary tour. May


DanceBrazil. Musive and movement of Afro-Brazilian


May 26.

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