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Princeton University Ballet and Penguin Cafe present Cole Porter's Within The Quota

  • Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University 68 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ, 08542 United States (map)

Within The Quota

A Pantomime-Ballet Reacting to US Immigration Policy Then and Now

In collaboration with the London-based ensemble Penguin Cafe, Princeton University has reimagined Within The Quota, a pantomime-ballet from 1923. Within The Quota, with a score by Cole Porter, responded to restrictive immigration quotas based on national origin that were enacted in 1921. The ballet has been newly allegorized as an act of resistance to nativist calls within the Trump administration. Students of the Princeton University Ballet will mount the production in Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm, and Porter's music will be performed live in a new arrangement prepared by Simon Morrison and the Penguin Cafe, whose ten members are traveling to Princeton for the show. Backdrops, based on the famous original design featuring newspaper headlines, have been created by students at the Stuart Country Day School. The performance will begin with selections from Penguin Cafe's newest album, "The Imperfect Sea." 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall
Princeton University - Princeton, NJ

Admission is $25, $5 students. For tickets call 609-258-9220 or click below