New works and Old Favorites at NJPAC
By njballet on Wednesday, April 02 2014
“The evening’s program is the third in a series created for New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary Celebration. We honor New Jersey’s artistic past by using music by New Jersey composers including Jerome Kern and Count Basie. And we look to the future by showcasing the talents of some of our gifted young musicians who represent the future of the arts in our state,” said Assistant Artistic Director Paul McRae.
The program will feature new works choreographed by Matthew Rushing (Rehearsal Director at Alvin Ailey), Ray Mercer (member of the cast of Lion King), Earl Mosley, Humberto Teixeira, and James Kinney. The last two have contributed popular works to NJ Ballet’s repertory.
The company will also perform selections from the company’s vast repertory including the lyrical Romeo and Juliet pas de deux and the fiery pas de deux from Le Corsaire. Tickets at www.njpac.org