ROMEO AND JULIET
Full Choreography Premiere
Choreography and Direction by Douglas Martin
American Repertory Ballet will close its 2012-2013 Hamilton Stage Season with a preview peek at Douglas Martin’s brand new full length ballet, Romeo and Juliet. Based on Shakespeare’s tragic story, and set to Prokofiev, Martin will present, for the first time, the full choreography to his latest masterwork.
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.