Ethan Stiefel brings American Repertory Ballet to NYC for first time under his leadership
American Repertory Ballet (ARB) returns to Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse with its popular and dynamic triple bill, Movin’ + Groovin’, on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
This performance marks the company’s first New York engagement under the leadership of Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel. Since his appointment in July 2021, Stiefel has transformed ARB into an inventive and eye-catching company.
Originally premiered in New Brunswick in June of 2022, the critically celebrated program features
Ja’ Malik’s Moving to Bach, set to Bach’s Sonata for Violin Solo No.1; Caili Quan’s Circadia, set to an eclectic array of music ranging from Boban Markovi Orkestar, The Teskey Brothers and Gabriella Smith; and Claire Davison’s Time Within A Time, set to the music of Fleetwood Mac.
“Movin’ + Groovin’ is a vivid example of ARB’s commitment to commissioning and fostering the presentation of diverse makers, movements and modalities in ballet and dance,” says ARB Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel. “Ja’ Malik, Caili and Claire infuse their work with singular vocabularies and points of departure, creating an exhilarating and special evening of dance. With all three choreographers either calling or having called NYC their home, it seems ideal that what they made exclusively for ARB be shared with New York audiences at the Kaye Playhouse.”
Led by Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, with Artistic Associate Gillian Murphy, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is New Jersey’s preeminent ballet company, presenting classical repertory alongside new and existing contemporary work. ARB is a founding resident company of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and performs in major venues across New Jersey and beyond for an annual audience of more than 30,000. Founded in 1954 as the Princeton Ballet Society, 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. The company has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and other major foundations and leaders in the field as a prominent force in the field of dance. Princeton Ballet School, ARB’s official school, attracts talent from around the world while providing opportunities for local students of all ages, such as through its award- winning DANCE POWER program. For more information, visit arballet.org
American Repertory Ballet’s Movin’ + Groovin’ will be performed on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College located at East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues. The venue is accessible by the 6 and F trains.
Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit www.hunter.cuny.edu/kayeplayhouse
The performance runs approximately one and a half hours, including two intermissions. Following its New York appearance, ARB will bring Movin’ + Groovin’ to Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center on April 1.