From Ballet to Flamenco: McCarter Theatre Announces Its Lineup for the 2018-2019 Dance Series


BalletX (photo: Bill Herbert), Juan Farruquito, Jessica Lang Dance (photo: Todd Rosenberg), and Mark Morris Dance Company (photo: Erin Baiano).


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 (photo: Bill Herbert), Juan Farruquito, Jessica Lang Dance (photo: Todd Rosenberg), and Mark Morris Dance Company (photo: Erin Baiano).

BALLETXThe 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 makes regular visits to the most prestigious venues and festivals, such as the Joyce Theatre and Vail. In keeping with the company’s commitment to new work, the Berlind performances will feature several premieres, including one by founding choreographer Matthew Neenan.

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 GROUPLou 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 culmination of this great artistic partnership, Grand Duo, which Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times called “an enduring masterpiece; I’ve seen it often, and it invariably awes me.”   

Don’t miss: McCarter Theatre 2018-2019 Signature Series.

McCarter Theatre announces its 2018-2019 season.

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.