American Repertory Ballet Presents A NIGHT AT THE BALLET Tonight

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Tonight, October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm, American Repertory Ballet will return to The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College to present an evening of world premieres and unique revivals. A Night at the Ballet will feature the world premiere of Shades of Time, choreographed by American Repertory Ballet's Resident Choreographer Mary Barton as well as Trinette Singleton's Dreams Interrupted and Kirk Peterson's Tears of the Moon.

Narrative, emotional impetuses and innovative movement phrases are signatures of Barton's works. In Shades of Time, Barton explores the beauty in each phase of the day and in their passing - from dark night to dawn, to afternoon, to evening. The work is set to music by Edward Elgar.

As Marina Kennedy of Broadway World says, Kirk Peterson's Tears of the Moon, set to music by Beethoven, is "alternatively tense, sensitive, and joyous," and "couples [dance] romantic liaisons with complete passion." Peterson created the work on ARB's dancers in the fall of 2013.

"For many years I had wanted to create a ballet using Beethoven's music," Peterson explains, "but finding the right ballet company and doing it at the right time was the challenge. The dancers of ARB are pleasure to work with and beautifully facilitated my efforts, vision, and concept for what resulted in a complex and delicately emotional piece."

Trinette Singleton's work, Dreams Interrupted, was also created on ARB's dancers. When creating this new work in ARB's studios in the spring of 2014, she was inspired by Pierre Bohemond's piece of music "Dreams Interrupted" and by the psychological place between dreaming and experiencing reality. Jerry Hochman wrote in CriticalDance, "It's a tight, dark, psychological fantasy, filled with fiery dancing...The accompanying rapturous, eerie, and compelling, and Ms. Singleton's choreography brings out the best in it.

Tickets for A Night at the Ballet cost $25 and $35. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the Box Office at 908-725-3420, or order online at

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