New England Ballet Theatre Presents: Poetry in Motion

New England Ballet Theatre Presents: Poetry in Motion

The New England Ballet Theatre (NEBT) presents: Poetry in Motion on Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m at the Kingswood Oxford School, 170 Kingswood Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119.

Poetry in Motion is NEBT’s first triple bill production, consisting of three feature-length original works by CT and NY based choreographers and local poets. Choreographer Jacob Taylor created his piece on femininity with poet Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, the inaugural Poet Laureate of Hartford. Sarah Grace’s contemporary dance piece was inspired by the works of Antoinette Brim-Bell, CT’s State Poet Laureate, about the stories of Lilith and Eve. NEBT Executive and Artistic Director Rachael Gnatowski will also be creating a new piece working with poet Sean Sharkey Diaz.

Each choreographer has had the opportunity to work closely with their collaborating poet and NEBT’s costume designer Fiona Connolly to create cohesive works that truly bring the poetry to life through the dancers. NEBT Company Artists and Demi-Apprentices will perform these varied dance pieces.

Executive and Artistic Director Rachael Gnatowksi says, “This performance showcases the company’s artistic range in order to expand the audience perception of modern ballet. NEBT is proud to collaborate with local artists and show the Greater Hartford Region how ballet can become a vibrant part of our performing arts community.”

Rachael Gnatowski and Emily Orzada Co-Founded New England Ballet Theatre on January 22, 2020 to bring high quality dance performances to communities throughout New England. 

New England Ballet Theatre is a not-for-profit organization focusing on the development of new choreography and the production of new ballets, while giving choreographers the opportunity to have artistic freedom in their creative process. 

To purchase tickets to Poetry in Motion, visit They are running an early bird discount for General Admission tickets at $25 per ticket. Following the early bird special, tickets will be $30.

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