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MORE NEWS Giving Thanks November 21, 2012 We have so much to be thankful for. We came through Hurricane Sandy virtually undamaged. We had to postpone a few performances, which we're working to reschedule. And just ahead, there're 18 performances of Nutcracker in North, Central and South Jersey. We are truly thankful for our audiences and for being able to do what we love. Countdown to Nutcracker November 16 2012 It’s just two weeks til we kick off the 2012 statewide tour of Nutcracker. Join us at a theatre near you in north, central or south Jersey to see the heartwarming tale of a little girl and her magical nutcracker. First stop is bergenPAC in Englewood on December 1 & 2, followed by Cape May Court House on December 9. The final stop is a run of 12 performances with full orchestra December 14 – 24 at MPAC in Morristown. Pinocchio postponed November 06 2012 The performance of Pinocchio, originally scheduled for Sunday, November 11, at UCPAC, has been postponed.e. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we also had to postpone the November 3 Balanchine/Robbins Evening which would have been our season opener at MPAC in Morristown, and the November 4 sensory-friendly performance of Pinocchio at UCPAC. Information on rescheduled dates tba. Our thoughts are with friends and members of our audience statewide. Getting ready to strike up the band January 27 2012 “BALLET AND THE BAND” WITH THE WEST POINT BAND Ballet and band music, what a combination! NJ Ballet’s annual performance in Prudential Hall on March 17 at 7PM, will feature the West Point Band and a program including :Jerome Robbins' Interplay, Edward Villella’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; and a new ballet by Pedro Ruiz. The program represents the first ever ballet-band collaboration for both. February 25 program announced January 27 2012 Following the enthusiastic reception for his Tamoia last spring, Humberto Teixeira comes back with Retorno,which will present NJ Ballet’s Junior Company in featured roles alongside four of NJB’s professional artists. The other premiere is Suite for Six by David Tamaki, former principal dancer with New Jersey Ballet. David has considerable experience creating works for students. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE DANCE COMPANY December 14 2011 Show us we're still your favorite dance company. For two years, we've been voted New Jersey's Favorite Dance Company by you ... our loyal fans ... and we are very grateful. The online polls are open again. Please visit jerseyarts.com and vote today. Well-traveled Nutcracker sets out for annual statewide tour. November 30 2011 'Tis the season when we can say "from Bergen to Cape May" and literally mean it for just one production: New Jersey's favorite Nutcracker. We open December 3 and 4 in Englewood http://www.bergenpac.org , then move to Cape May Court House for two shows on December 11 http://www.middlepac.com and thence to Morristown http://www.mayoarts.org for eleven performances with full orchestra December 16 through 26. A bright weekend in store for Ballet Fans November 04 2011 Great news Ballet Fans! The weather forecast is for sun all weekend. What could make it even brighter? How about seeing the rescheduled Ballet with a Latin Beat II Saturday at 2PM at Centenary College www.centenarystageco.org or the family matinee of Cinderella, Sunday at 3PM at Union County PAC in Rahway www.ucpac.org. As a public service, may we remind you to change your clocks Sunday 2AM and check your smoke detectors. NJ Ballet Guild Presents "Warm Hues of Autumn" - 2nd Annual Fall Fundraiser September 21 2011 New Jersey Ballet Guild is hosting its Second Annual Fall Fashion Fundraiser benefitting New Jersey Ballet Company on Sunday, October 2 at the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit. This is the Guild’s major fundraising event of the year. The Guild’s effort helps New Jersey Ballet provide quality programming for all New Jerseyans-- from Bergen County to Cape May County. Dancer David Tamaki teaching in South Africa July 01 2011 Sitting on the sidelines is not for NJ Ballet principal David Tamaki. David injured his knee in 2009, putting a temporary halt to his performing career. As he began the long, slow road to recovery, he decided to use the time to go to college. With a generous grant from Career Transition for Dancers, he enrolled in the LEAP (Liberal Education for Arts Professionals) program at Saint Mary’s College of California, which offers a Bachelor of Arts. Another season comes to a close... May 27 2011 Before we go, here are some excerpts from Robert Johnson’s Star-Ledger review of NEW Ballet with a Latin Beat: Another season has ended for New Jersey Ballet, but not without a stimulating farewell. The troupe revived its frolicsome "Ballet with a Latin Beat" program on May 21 at the Community Theatre in Morristown. This time, New Jersey Ballet added two new works by emerging choreographers to the mixed bill. Two world premieres in NEW Ballet with a Latin Beat - May 21 8:00PM May 13 2011 This fresh new celebration of Latino culture features works representing Mexico, Brazil and Cuba, including two premieres, Suite Huasteca and Tamoia, and the return of two great audience-pleasers -- Guajira and Para Dois. Suite Husateca, an ambitious work by Mexican-American David Fernandez, will feature live music by the Cesar Chavez Quartet and composer Jesus Echevarria, plus striking projected backdrops by Mexican artist Gabriela Rosado Rivera. Sleeping Beauty - 2 Performances Sunday May 22 at 1:30pm & 4pm May 13 2011 The quintessential classical ballet, Sleeping Beauty delivers high drama, tender romance, and glorious Tchaikovsky music which have made it a favorite with adults and children for more than a hundred years. The ballet is filled with familiar characters including Princess Aurora, the Handsome Prince, the King and Queen and their splendid Royal Court, as well as characters from the fairy realm, the Lilac Fairy, and the wicked Carabosse.

 

Swans, Satyrs and Sleeping Beauty coming to UCPAC and bergenPAC April 25 2011 Saturday night audiences will get to see both White Swan and Black Swan when the company performs Swan Lake Act II and other classics. The evening also includes Walpurgisnacht, the bacchanale from Faust, in which dancers in the roles of nymphs and satyrs, show off spectacular jumps and lifts as they cavort playfully at the gates of Hades. On Sunday, it’s Sleeping Beauty, the eternally-popular fairy tale ballet.
Full length Giselle coming to Sussex CCC March 21 2011 Giselle has been enchanting audiences worldwide since 1844 with her timeless tale of love that redeems a faithless suitor and conquers even death. NJ Ballet brings this full length classical ballet to Sussex County Community College, Newton, on Saturday, April 9, at 2:00 and 7:30PM. Info and tickets at www.sussex.edu. Cinderella returns to Morristown April 17 March 21 2011 One of the world’s favorite fairy tales is coming to The Community Theatre at Mayo Center on Sunday, April 17. This is New Jersey Ballet’s annual Morristown performance of the beloved children’s ballet presented with original “storyteller” narration so even the littlest theater-goers can keep up with the story. The show begins at 3:00PM. Tickets, $12 and $15, can be ordered at the Box Office www.mayoarts.org 52nd Anniversary Performance set for March 12 at NJPAC March 04 2011 Don't miss NJ Ballet's exciting visit to NJPAC. The program features the premiere of Bettijane Sills' Masquerade, a glorious swirl of tulle and playful mystery, plus many audience favorites. Join hosts Kristine Johnson, CBS2 News Co-Anchor and John Elliott, CBS2 News Meterologist, for an unforgettable event. Tickets are $60 to $30. Call 1-888-GO-NJPAC or order online www.njpac.org. We won the People's Choice -- again. February 01 2011 We are thrilled to win your vote as New Jersey's Favorite Dance Company. Thank you for your support. Premiere and Audience Favorites at the Community Theater at the Mayo Center January 21 2011 New Jersey Ballet’s Salute to Opera An exciting evening of ballet works created for or inspired by famous operas including Turandot, Faust, La Giaconda and others. All the passion, romance and drama of grand opera distilled in dance. The Community Theatre Mayo Center for the Performing Arts 100 South Street, Morristown Tickets: $42, $32, $22 973-539-8008 www.mayoarts.org Swan Lake Act 2 and Repertory Selections at Wilkins Theater at Kean University January 21 2011 Major Revival! Swan Lake Act II An icon of classical ballet, this is what people think of when they hear “ballet.” An enchanted princess trapped in a swan’s body, a lovelorn prince, a flock of graceful swans and an evil magician. Wilkins Theatre, Kean University 1000 Morris Avenue, Union Tickets: $30, students/seniors $20 908-737-SHOW (7469) www.keanstage.com New Jersey's Favorite Dance Company January 07 2011 Help us keep this coveted title. Vote for New Jersey Ballet in Jersey Arts Marketers' Peoples Choice Awards. Go to http://jerseyarts.com/peopleschoice and mark your ballot right online! Vote at work. Vote from home. Tell your friends to vote, too, Thank you for your support. Nutcracker in Morristown selling out! December 01 2010 Tickets are moving fast. Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 18 & 19) matinees are practically sold out, and the evenings have only limited seating left. This is the big 40th anniversary celebration with a cast of nearly 100 and full orchestra. Good seats are still available Wednesday, Dec. 22 and Thursday, Dec. 23 at 7:30PM and Sunday, Dec. 26 at 6:00PM. Seats start at $19. Order now. Call 973-539-8008 or go online to www.mayoarts.org. Ghostly doings at Centenary College October 30 June 11 2010 Don’t miss this “Ghosts of Ballet” program featuring dramatic tales of lost loves and spooky goings-on Saturday, October 30, 8:00 PM at Centenary College’s new Lackland Theatre. “Ghosts of Ballet” highlights include Act II of Giselle, one of the great classics of all time, and the New Jersey premiere of The Raven, a dramatic re-telling of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem about love and loss. NJB to celebrate 40th Anniversary of Nutcracker at The Community Theatre, Morristown May 28 2010 New Jersey Ballet will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its production of Nutcracker this December at The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown. The production, with more than 100 performers and full orchestra, will run for ten performances from December 17th through December 26th. “We are looking forward to taking Nutcracker to The Community Theatre,” said Ballet Director Carolyn Clark. Highlights of the Russian Ballet May 10 2010 FINAL WEEKEND OF THE SEASON! Enjoy an evening of excerpts from great Russian classics and see why these ballets — once intended to entertain the Imperial Russian court —remain popular with millions all over the world. Paquita, La Bayadere - Kingdom of the Shades, La Sylphide (Company Premiere!), Satinella, Grand Pas Classique … more. Program at The Community Theatre, Saturday May 15, 8PM. Tickets $42 - $22. www.mayoarts.org. Peter & the Wolf and Beauty & the Beast May 16 in Morristown April 27 2010 Two delightful children's ballets for the price of one! See clever Peter outwit the Wolf and save his animal friends. Then watch as Beauty looks past the fierce face of the Beast to the loving heart inside. Peter & the Wolf and Beauty & the Beast is an NJB Matinee for Kids & Families, performed with original "storybook" narration so even the littlest theatergoers can keep up with ease. 2 PERFORMANCES. 1:30 and 4:00PM. LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE SHOW THAT HAS THE CRITICS CHEERING! April 27 2010 Audiences can't get enough. Critics are cheering. Tappin' with the Ballet with guest artists from the NJ Tape Dance Ensemble is "Very sharp and up to date." "A rockin' party." "The dancers look terrific." Tappin' with the Ballet is coming to Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $37, $32, $27, $33. Call 732-499-8226 or click on www.ucpac.org. Cinderella's coming to bergenPAC on Sunday, April 25 at 4:30 PM. April 01 2010 One of NJB's most popular productions for Kids & FamiliesSM, Cinderella is a two-act romp through the well-known fairy tale in which wickedly funny stepsisters trip over themselves trying to act like ladies, and the hours of the clock come to life and dance, and the brand new Pumpkin turns into a Coach before your very eyes! This Weekend at Kean University March 17 2010 On Saturday, March 20 at 8PM, NJB returns to Kean University with a Saturday evening filled with great characters from the ballet repertory including a trio of mechanical dancing dolls, a pirate and a princess, six gypsy dancers, a pair of Brazilian street dancers and more in a program that shows the dancers’ versatility with classic, romantic and contemporary ballet. MS. LAURYN HILL DROPPIN' BY THE GALA March 13 2010 BREAKING NEWS! Music legend Ms. Lauryn Hill will be the surprise guest at NJB's March 13 Gala at NJPAC. Ms. Hill will drop by and sing for the more than 1,000 people expected to attend the 7PM dance performance in Prudential Hall. Good seats are still available. Tickets are $50, $40, $30. Call the Box Office 1-888-GO-NJPAC. March 13 Gala promises exciting program February 18 2010 The audience at this year's Gala will visit the legendary Forbidden City, check out a Jazz Age ballroom, and a take a walk through Central Park -- all without leaving their seats in NJPAC's Prudential Hall. The Three Riddles of Turandot by celebrated Chinese-American choreographer Nai-Ni Chen, was applauded in The Star-Ledger as "a ballet of compelling mystery and emotional depth...a significant addition to NJ Ballet's repertoire." NJ Ballet is the People's Choice! January 28 2010 New Jersey Ballet is New Jersey's favorite dance company. The JerseyArts.com 2009 People's Choice results make it official. Thanks to all who voted. 51st Anniversary Gala set for March 13 January 27 2010 This year’s celebration honors a great friend of the arts, Robert Steinbaum, publisher of the NJ Law Journal and guiding force behind New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. The evening will begin at 6 pm with cocktails, followed by a performance at 7 and dinner at 9. New Jersey Ballet will perform works introduced this season as well as a selection of audience favorites. Hosts for the evening: CBS2 News Co-Anchor Kristine Johnson & John Elliott. NJ Ballet, New Jersey's Favorite Dance Company December 31 2008 Help us keep this coveted title. Vote for New Jersey Ballet in Jersey Arts Marketers' Peoples Choice Awards. Go to http://jerseyarts.com/peopleschoice and mark your ballot right online! Vote at work. Vote from home. Tell your friends to vote, too, Thank you for your support.