THE NUTCRACKER SUITE
Directed by Douglas Martin
Choreography by Douglas Martin
Additional Choreography by Mary Barton
Music by Tchaikovsky
American Repertory Ballet returns to Hamilton Stage with a version of its long running and acclaimed Nutcracker designed especially for those who just want to sample the sweetest parts. Entitled, A Nutcracker Suite, ARB will present a one hour version of the classic ballet that will feature Clara’s journey from the ''Land of Snow'' to the ''Kingdom of Sweets.'' Set to the Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score, ARB’s virtuoso dancers will bring the audience on a journey around the world to different lands with each enthralling variation.
About AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET - Artistic Affiliate
Douglas Martin, Artistic Director
Founded in 1963, American Repertory Ballet (ARB), the preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company in New Jersey, brings the artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to national and regional audiences through its artistic and educational programs. The company is committed to presenting classical ballets alongside new works by today’s choreographers. ARB’s Artistic Director, Douglas Martin, is a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet.
The company’s rich history of repertory includes masterpieces by distinguished American choreographers George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp; and cutting-edge works by choreographers Val Caniparoli, Kirk Peterson, Dominique Dumais, Harrison McEldowney, Amy Seiwert, Susan Shields, and Melissa Barak. ARB has been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts consistently for the past two decades, and was voted People’s Choice for Best Dance Company in 2008 and 2001.