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.
For the last program of Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2015-2016 season, Angel Corella challenges both the dancers and the audience with the four experimental dances
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.
The selections show artistic director Angel Corella’s close attention to the dancers’ talents and characters and his passion to bring out the best in them.
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.
As Angel Corella’s first season with Pennsylvania Ballet draws to a close, it’s safe to say that his tenure as the company’s artistic director is off to a very impressive start.
Most balletomanes credit Balanchine with capturing the American spirit in ballet, but to me it’s Jerome Robbins who deserves the accolades.
WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT OUTER SPACE (Pennsylvania Ballet, Curtis Institute of Music, FringeArts): Fringe Review 14
If dance is a language, it is spoken in a variety of accents. With WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT OUTER SPACE, FringeArts commissioning three contemporary choreographers—Zoe Scofield, Georg Reischl, and Itamar Serussi—to create pieces on PA Ballet dancers.
Roy Kaiser’s ‘Director’s Choice program proved to be one of the most artistically rich mixed bills PB has done and during their 50th anniversary season. , It featured the arrestingly intimate pas de deux between retiring dancer Julie Diana and real-life husband Zachary Hench.
Shut Up & Dance 2014 benefit for MANNA proved one for the books. Every year the performance is typically wonderful for a number of reasons, primary among them its great sense of Philly community spirit in support of MANNA and not the least of which is the esprit of the participating dancers. Some years are standouts artistically and this was just one of those years.