Princeton-based McCarter Theatre has announced its 2018-2019 Dance Series and there’s something for everyone. The pride of Philadelphia, BalletX, and the grandson of legendary flamenco founder “El Farruco,” Farruquito, will take the stage in not-to-be-missed performances.
Check out the lineup and ticket information below.
BALLETX – The Pride of Philadelphia
Wednesday, October 17 & Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre
BalletX, the sellout hit of the 2017 Princeton Festival, has been at the center of Philadelphia’s contemporary dance scene since its founding in 2005. The company has a repertoire of over 50 world premieres by today’s most celebrated choreographers, and
JESSICA LANG DANCE – Tesseracts of Time (and other works)
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8 p.m. in the Matthews TheatreA master of visual composition and former Twyla Tharp dancer, Jessica Lang’s works extend the boundaries of the dancing body through architectural decor, and a prime example is Tesseracts of Time, her collaboration with Stephen Holl, the architect of Princeton University’s Lewis Center Complex. Lang’s McCarter program will also include Thousand Yard Stare, which celebrates the pride, honor, and searing loss experienced by military veterans.
FARRUQUITO – Return of a Flamenco Legend
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre
The grandson of legendary flamenco founder “El Farruco,” Farruquito is a modern-day repository of a tradition dedicated to preserving the art in its purest form, having performed continually with his grandfather from the time he was four until El Farruco’s death in 1997. The concept of his flamboyant dancing as he describes it is simple: “musicians play, I dance, everyone improvising in the moment.” The New York Times referred to his 2016 return after a long absence as “a king reclaiming his realm.”
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP – Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre
Since their debut in 1987, Mark Morris and his company of dancers and musicians have become perennial favorites of McCarter dance audiences. The four works he will bring to McCarter are set to the quirky and irrepressibly kinetic music of the American composer Lou Harrison (1917-2003) and played live—a Mark Morris trademark. The program will include the McCarter premiere of his latest Harrison-inspired work, Numerator, plus the culm
Ticket and Subscription Information
Subscription packages for the 2018-2019 Theatre, Dance, Music, and Signature Series are available now by calling McCarter Theatre Center at (609) 258-5050, visiting www.mccarter.org, or visiting the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office, located at 91 University Place in Princeton.