American Repertory Ballet to Present SIGNATURE DUETS at Union County Performing Arts Center, 3/21-22
In his review of ARB's Fall 2013 repertory program at Hamilton Stage, Patrick Kennedy of Broadway World praised the company's dancing and the mixed-bill programming: "Performed at New Jersey's own Hamilton Stage-a small but sophisticated theatrical space-the ARB's new offerings are neatly fitted to a scaled-down format. Small format, but broad emotional resonance. For the most part, these are dances that give off reassuring warmth, let you get comfortable-then, when you least expect it, burst into fantastic heat and light."
Trinette Singleton is a former premier dancer of the Joffrey Ballet and choreographer of ARB repertory favorite Capriccios, which the company premiered in 2012. For her new piece, Singleton was inspired by Pierre Bohemond's piece of music "Dreams Interrupted" and by the place between dreams and reality. "Everyone dreams," she says, "and some dreams are nightmares. There is often only a fine line between reality and dreams." She expresses these ideas through what she describes as a "movement style based in my years with Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino," the co-founders of The Joffrey Ballet.