Choreographer Cathy Marston and two of the American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancers who will inhabit the iconic title role, Isabella Boylston and Devon Teuscher, discuss Jane Eyre the ballet, in advance of its American premiere on June 4, 2019 at the Metropolitan Opera House. The conversation is moderated by Elda Rotor, Vice President and Publisher for Penguin Classics.
Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre challenges the idea of a classic ballet heroine. After a difficult upbringing, Jane becomes the Governess for the mysterious Mr. Rochester, discovering the struggles of society’s expectations. A literary classic brought to life by Cathy Marston’s stirring choreography and an enthralling Victorian design, Jane Eyre shows that love can conquer any obstacle.
Jane Eyre is part of the ABT Women’s Movement, a multi-year initiative to support the creation, exploration and staging of new works by female choreographers. It is the first full-length ballet brought to the Metropolitan Opera House stage by a female since 1980.