The company has gone through drastic changes since last season, some of which may have come with sorrow. Still they never stopped their devotion to ballet and to the Philadelphia art community.
ROMANCE showcases the diversity and beauty of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s dancers.
Lily Kind uses a recent PA Ballet program to look at what makes a ballet a ballet and what makes a dance a dance.
It uses the same stage, the same music, and the same settings as previous years, but this year’s NUTCRACKER is even more convincing and more magical than before.
It would not be too much to say that this has been one of the most exciting and accomplished seasons in Pennsylvania Ballet’s history.
A holiday tradition for many Philadelphians, the Pennsylvania Ballet’s NUTCRACKER returns for another season.
In his second season as the artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Angel Corella is hand-picking the entire program for the first time.
New artistic director Angel Corella was able to take full advantage of works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon and a premiere from resident choreographer Matthew Neenan, to start to show his retooling of the company.
Pennsylvania Ballet is only one of just a few companies licensed to do Balanchine’s 1954 classic ballet.