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Summer Series 2017 (BalletX): The beauty of human movement

The viewer is left with an uplifting feeling and sense of togetherness

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RE/ACTION (Pennsylvania Ballet): Brilliant ballet by divine dancers

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.

Wendy Sutter on cello.  Photo by Kevin Wallace.

The excitement happens at BalletX’s Premier Party 2017

Cocktails, dinner, and top-class dance.

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Winter Series 2017 (BalletX): Exploring and experimenting

In a city cooled by icy air, BalletX heats up the Wilma Theater with a two-week run of Winter Series 2017

Photography by Alexander Iziliaev.; Pictured: Zachary Kapeluck

SUNSET, O639 HOURS (BalletX): A ballet masterpiece

Like other masterpieces of ballet, SUNSET, O639 HOURS grows by itself and lets the dancers grow.

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Ready for the Next Flight: BalletX reprises SUNSET, o639 HOURS

Eri Yoneda interviews the lead dancers of BalletX’s popular contemporary full-length

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SUMMER SERIES 2016 (BalletX): Lost in the unreal moment

Philadelphia’s most innovative and thrilling dance company brings yet another spark to the Wilma Theater.

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A PROGRAM OF FIRSTS (PA Ballet): Remembering the start-line

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.

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SPRING SERIES (BalletX): Ten Years On

BalletX has been around for ten years and they have much to celebrate.

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BALLETX THE PREMIER PARTY 2016: Creating a deeper human connection through contemporary dance

BalletX celebrated its annual fundraiser on the Top of the Tower, with a 360 degree view of the city of Brotherly Love, .

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DON QUIXOTE (PA Ballet): Love and passion, Spanish style

Based on the beloved novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, DON QUIXOTE has been one of the most popular and challenging ballets for over a century.

"One Heartbeat Above One Shadow Below" by Yin Yue. Dancers: Gary W. Jeter II, Chloe Felisina (in red top), Richard Villaverde, Zachary Kapeluck, Daniel Moyo. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

WINTER SERIES 2016 (BalletX): Nothing if not innovative

Edgy. Experimental. Eccentric. BalletX is nothing if not innovative. The company didn’t disappoint in the recent, sold-out Winter Series. The pinnacle of the series was Trey McIntyre’s “Big Ones,” a…

Alexander Peters in George Balanchine's "Prodigal Son." Photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev.

PRODIGAL SON (PA Ballet): Ballet forward with Corella

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.

Andrea Yorita (and musicians) in Matthew Neenan's "Increasing" Photo by: Bill Hebert

Fall Series (BalletX): Darkness on the edge of ballet

BalletX’s Fall Series features three disparate dances united by evocative lighting schemes and the genre-stretching beauty of movement which characterizes the company.

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Dance-noir edge in Jorma Elo’s BalletX premiere

Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo has been shuttling back and forth to Philly this fall to make ‘Gran Partita’, premierin in BalletXs fall program

Chloe Felesina dancing for BalletX. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

BalletX Shines at Art After 5

The performance encapsulated the company’s signature combination of strong technique and quirky choreography.

Photography by Alexander Iziliaev.; Pictured: Zachary Kapeluck

SUNSET, O639 HOURS (BalletX): Neenan blazes into sunset

With his BalletX summer program SUNSET, O639 HOURS, a long-form narrative ballet, choreographer Matthew Neenan unveiled taps new creative veins, steering clear of all his choreographic safe zones.

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The Happiest Dance Company in Town: BalletX does Pharrell Williams “Happy”

Pharrell Williams’s song “Happy” spawned a slew of tribute videos from across the world, and BalletX has made the quintessential Philly version. The four-minute video shows their talented dancers, company…

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BalletX’s Matthew Neenan downshifts for THERE I WAS

Earlier this month BalletX dancers had their pointe shoes ready for a rehearsal for Matthew Neenan’s ballet There I Was. The piece showcases how inventive, within and out of specific pointe shoe classicism, Neenan can be. Even though it is weeks before the opening There I Was looks ready, Neenan only moved around to cue a specific music change, apologizing to the dancers for the pause.