American Repertory Ballet

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The Season in Dance

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American Repertory Ballet

At McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, 609-258-2787.

$25 & $30.

The Nutcracker. The regional company’s fresh production

of the Tchaikovsky holiday classic with choreography by artistic director

Graham Lustig and design by Zack Brown. November 24, 25, 26, 29, 30,

and December 1.

At State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick,

877-782-8311. $16 to $34.

The Nutcracker. December 21 and 22.

At Patriot’s Theater at War Memorial, Trenton, 609-258-2787.

The Nutracker. December 28.

At Mount-Burke Theater, Peddie School, Hightstown, 609-490-7550.

Dancing Through the Ceiling. American Repertory Ballet

presents highlights from its past two years of commissioned ballets

by up-and-coming female choreographers. March 29.

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McCarter Theater

91 University Place, 609-258-2787.

Paul Taylor Dance Company. America’s top modern dance

choreographer brings a program featuring his latest hit, "Black

Tuesday." November 6.

Georgian State Dance Company. From Russia, the 80-member

troupe that preserves all the ceremony, comedy, and acrobatic feats

of traditional Georgian folk dance. November 18.

Urban Tap: Caravane. Founding director Tamango presents

his eclectic fusion of dance, capoeira, African and hip hop, with

live music and a video montage created during each show. January 25.

Momix. The company of visual wit and fantasy, founded

by Moses Pendleton of Pilobolus fame, brings the evening-length work

"Opus Cactus," inspired by the American desert Southwest.

January 30.

Tango Buenos Aires. Direct from Argentina, company of

25 traces the colorful history of "The Golden Age of Tango."

February 18.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. From Chicago, the explosive

energy, theatrical jazz, and provocative contemporary repertory dance

company. March 13.

Mark Morris Dance Group. The internationally acclaimed

witty and exuberant American modern dance choreographer returns to

Princeton with his company for an evening of dances performed to live

music. April 15.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The dynamic modern

dance company that blends Afro-Caribbean, classical ballet, and jazz,

under the direction of Judith Jamison, presents concerts that include

Ailey’s signature work, "Revelations." May 5 and 6.

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence. Debut appearance by the leading

African-American choreographer of his generation whose dances combine

modern and African dance, ballet, and club dance. Program features

the new work, "Walking Out the Dark," and recent repertory.

May 21.

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New Jersey Ballet

At Paper Mill, Brookside Drive, Millburn, 973-376-4343.

The Nutcracker. New Jersey Ballet’s glittering production

of the Tchaikovsky classic begins its holiday run featuring a cast

of 100, spectacular sets, and live accompaniment by the Paper Mill

Orchestra. Performances December 20 to 30. $24 to $52.

At Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28, North Branch,

908-725-3420.

Sleeping Beauty. New Jersey Ballet Company. $20 and $25.

March 29, 7 p.m.

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State Theater

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 877-782-8311. $18

to $38.

Julio Bocca and Ballet Argentino. Former principal dancer

with American Ballet Theatre, Julio Bocca is considered one of the

finest exemplars of international dance. November 7.

National Ballet of Senegal. The brilliant African ensemble

presents "Kuuyamba." November 15.

Fosse. A jazzy musical revue highlighting the work of

dancer, choreographer, and director Bob Fosse. November 22 and 23.

Sleeping Beauty on Ice. Performed by the St. Petersburg

State Ice Ballet. January 30.

Trinity Irish Dance Company. Choreography, passion, and

precision have earned this Chicago company international acclaim.

February 22.

Tango Buenos Aires. From Argentina, a company of 25 traces

the history of the tango. February 26.

Pilobolus Dance Theatre. The ever-inventive dance troupe

with a program of ecelctic modern dance. March 22.

Aeros. A uniquely choreographed dance event featuring

15 Olympic gymnasts. April 4.


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