2022 Fall Series

Past-Present-Future

Dates:

Saturday, October 22, 7:30PM

Sunday, October 23, 2:00PM

 

NSB’s 2022 Fall Series, Past-Present-Future, is a public performance showcasing the pre-professional trainees of The Conservatory at Northeast School of Ballet. The young dancers, ages 12-20, will display their talent and versatility in the season's opener at the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts in Andover, MA. Classical, neo-classical, and contemporary works will dazzle the audience! 

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Location:

J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts.

Tickets:

Tickets to the live performance may be purchased below. There are no virtual tickets for sale this season. Online ticket sales will end 2 hours before the start of the show. The box office is open 1 hour prior to the show and tickets will be sold at the door then.

 

 

 

 

 

Choreographer's Notes:

The premiere of Here and Now, choreographed by Jeremy Ruth Howes, grapples with the age-old question of how we live presently. Constantly glancing back, living through memories, or gazing expectantly towards the future robs us of enjoying this present moment, here and now.

"As a new mother, I'm constantly amazed by the daily changes and growth that I experience with my son, daily reminders that time is fleeting and that living presently is the only way to truly capture each significant moment. Here and Now exists in this present reality, seeking to freeze the ephemeral nature of life if only for a moment. " - Jeremy Ruth Howes

The ballet, Raymonda, by Jefferies had its NSB debuted in 2018 at the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts. Raymonda Suite is a ballet in three acts. The music by Alexander Glazunov and Marius Petipa's choreography inspired this exploration of the different styles of neo-classic ballet. Act 1: La Romanesca is presented in the neo-romantic style. Act 2: Les Jongleurs takes its cue from the character dances of the far east. Act 3: Grande Pas Classique Hongrois is a sparkling finale of bravura and neo- classic grandeur.

 

" I have always been inspired by the music from Raymonda which I encountered long before I became familiar with Petipa's choreography. The full-length ballet is a bit of a rarity because of its dated story and a large cast. I had the pleasure of dancing excerpts during my touring days with Ballet Trockadero which led me to do more research on this ballet gem. I found three distinct moods created by the different acts and felt it would be a wonderful vehicle for the dancers of NSB to show off their diversity, musicality, and technique. La Romanesca takes its inspiration from some vintage ballet lithographs my mother inherited from her grandmother. As a child, I was enchanted by these images and through my choreography, I strive to evoke the sylph-strewn woodland glade of my childhood imagination. Les Jongleurs (The Jugglers) is a bit jazzy, flirty, and fun. The character dance music from Act 2 of Raymonda provides tricky rhythms as the dancers toss movements back and forth. This section transports the audience to the villain Abderakhman's tent where his minstrels and servants entertain Raymonda. Grand pas Classique Hongrois is the most frequently performed excerpt from Act 3 which is the wedding celebration of Jean de Brienne and Raymonda. This piece takes place in the Hungarian palace of King Andre II and is an homage to Petipa's classical masterpiece and the sheer joy of ballet." - Joseph Jefferies

 

We welcome you to share an evening of dance and support the next generation of artists at NYB’s 2022 Fall Series, Past-Present-Future.