WORLD PREMIERE! Presented by American Repertory Ballet (ARB) in collaboration with the Princeton Symphony at the McCarter Theatre Center.
On Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 pm Douglas Martin, the innovative Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet, brings the 1813 romantic classic penned by Jane Austen to life, in a full-length ballet, Pride and Prejudice, with live orchestral accompaniment by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Devlin.
Celebrating its beloved tale of love, manners and marriage in the English gentry, a broad social class that includes those who owned land (the country or landed gentry) as well as the professional classes (lawyers, doctors and clergy) who did not.
The ballet is supported by music of Ignaz Pleyel, the Austrian-born French composer, with costumes by Christina Giannini tailored to showcase the fashions of the English Regency period from 1790–1820.
This is the seventh world premiere Martin has choreographed for American Repertory Ballet.