American Repertory Ballet's
Movin' + Groovin'
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2023 at 7:00PM
VENUE Matthews Theater
American Repertory Ballet presents the acclaimed production of Movin’ + Groovin’ featuring works by three of today’s most exciting and innovative choreographers. The program includes: Claire Davison’s Time Within A Time, set to the music of Fleetwood Mac; Ja’ Malik’s Moving to Bach, set to Bach’s Sonata for Violin Solo No.1; and Caili Quan’s Circadia, inspired by an eclectic music mix ranging from Boban Markovic Orchestra to Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution.
Inspired by six songs from the legendary band Fleetwood Mac, Time Within A Time reflects on recent years and how it might feel to return to a place, such as a theater, studio, workplace – or to each other. The piece is also greatly inspired by the band's personal stories, highlighting founding member Peter Green. “The ARB dancers are a dream to work with: talented, eager, passionate, and willing to play. And, the music of Fleetwood Mac is unbeatable” ~ Claire Davison
Artistic Director of Madison Ballet, Ja’ Malik, has been called a “choreographer to watch” by The New York Times. Describing his piece Moving to Bach, Malik says he was “inspired by both the dancers of ARB and Bach’s beautiful Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1. This new work for five dancers will create an ever-evolving world of exhilarating physicality in both a direct relation and counter relation to the rhythmically serene and sometimes explosive score by Bach.”
Caili Quan is a New York-based choreographer and a Creative Associate at The Juilliard School. Her piece for ARB is inspired by how the body is affected during sleep. “Sleep gives us a place to recover, but it is also where our minds choose memories to keep. It also allows us space to reminisce and dream,” she says. “The music for the work is an eclectic mix that made me want to move, but also felt like a soundtrack to our dreams.”
Led by Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, American Repertory Ballet is New Jersey’s preeminent ballet company, presenting classical repertory alongside new and existing contemporary work. The company has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and other major foundations and leaders in the field as a prominent force in the field of dance. Learn more about American Repertory Ballet at arballet.org.
This performance is not Choice Pass eligible.