September 15 - 20, 2018
Anthracite Fields, coLAB in New Brunswick, Lonnie Bunch and the African American Museum, & American Repertory Ballet’s Pride and Prejudice
Rock, folk, and classical meet in Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields. A special performance at Roebling Wireworks in Trenton featured the Westminster Choir and Bang on a Can. Pride and Prejudice is now a ballet: American Repertory Ballet's artistic director Douglas Martin brings the beloved classic to life with his dancers and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Visual arts, river clean-ups, and 48-hour musicals were all part of a festival taking place over Earth Day weekend in New Brunswick, powered in part by coLAB Arts. Their goal is social advocacy through the arts. Plus, we meet Lonnie Bunch, the New Jersey visionary director behind the National Museum of African American History and Culture.