Dance Music PodcastsApril 18, 2017


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We recently visited the rehearsal studios of American Repertory Ballet, where Artistic Director Douglas Martin was doing a complete run-through of his new ballet. Based on Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel “Pride & Prejudice,” this full-length production will be performed at McCarter Theatre in Princeton and will feature live orchestral accompaniment by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. A complex love story set in the world of the landed gentry of the British Regency, “Pride & Prejudice” has been widely popular for centuries. There have been many adaptions on stage and in film, but no one has ever told the story through dance—until now. With the opening night of this highly anticipated world premiere approaching, Martin broke away from rehearsal to talk about his interpretation of the book, and taking creative risks.

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Christopher Benincasa
Christopher Benincasa

Christopher Benincasa is an award-winning producer of arts and culture programming, and a founding member of PCK Media. He’s won six regional Emmy Awards (Mid-Atlantic and New York) for his work on the series State of the Arts, plus a CINE Golden Eagle Award. Most recently, he produced stories about Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn, silversmith and MacArthur Genius Award-winner Ubaldo Vitali, and gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wremble. A graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Christopher has a BFA in Visual Art and a minor in Religion.