Wednesday, November 04, 2009

NJ Ballet to Premier work by Nai-Ni Chen

New Jersey Ballet

Presents the Premiere of
The Three Riddles of Turandot
Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Community Theatre
Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ

Acclaimed choreographer Nai-Ni Chen will bring her unique brand of Asian elegance to New Jersey Ballet's season opener An Evening of Dance From Around the World on November 7. The evening will be a tribute to the late Eric Munoz, assemblyman, trauma surgeon at UMDNJ and longtime member of New Jersey Ballet's Board.

The evening will feature the premiere of The Three Riddles of Turandot. Ms. Chen, whom Dance Magazine described as a "spiritual choreographer," will explore Puccini's tale of a beautiful but cruel princess, her would-be suitor and the riddles that hold the key to Turandot's heart.

Also on the program are:
The return of Guajira by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz Contemporary ballet with Afro-Cuban and Latin music. The Star-Ledger cheered "Viva ballet Latino!" James Kinney's March, a colorful, upbeat all-American work about busy New Yorkers whose chance encounters transform a walk in the park into an adventure. Rounding out the world tour will be a return of Para Dois, a duet is based on traditional Brazilian street dances and and Le Corsaire pas de deux. It will be a wonderful evening of dramatic, energetic dance to remember. Don't miss it!

Tickets are $42, $32, $22
Discounts available
For Tickets Call the Box Office at 973-539-8008 or
New Jersey Ballet at 973-597-9600


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