BalletX And The Wilma Theater Team Up To Present Proliferation of the Imagination For PIFA, On Stage Through April 24

Part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), Proliferation of the Imagination takes the stage at the Wilma Theater through April 24.

The collaboration between the Wilma and BalletX, the theater’s resident modern ballet troupe, is the realization of a many years-old goal of both distinctive arts organizations.

So how did it turn out? The performance will have you at sex reversal. The story goes a little something like this: Wife decides to be a man; for revenge, husband decides to be a woman and, obviously, pops out 40,049 babies. It’s just your run-of-the-mill family entertainment.

Inspired by Guillaume Apollinaire’s Les mamelles de Tíresias, Proliferation embraces the surreal movement that reigned in Paris during the early 20th century, per its PIFA involvement, without alienating less serious theater-goers.

Proliferation of the Imagination combines outrageous stories, folk-like music, modern ballet, hilarious banter and a good ol’ fashioned rapping baby. Need we say more?

Tickets are available online.

Proliferation of the Imagination
Where: Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
When: Now through April 24
Cost: Tickets range from $25 to $35
More info: www.wilmatheater.org

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