If you’ve never seen BalletX on stage, it’s time to take a seat and take in one of our city’s most high-octane dance troupes.
Debuting three world-premiere pieces, BalletX is set to present an extraordinary spectacle of athleticism, agility and musicality during its Fall Series 2013 at The Wilma Theater, opening Wednesday, November 20 and running through Sunday, November 24.
Since founding the company in 2005, co-artistic directors Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan have become well known for bringing dozens of new works to Philadelphia, expanding BalletX’s repertoire with more than 30 world premieres of contemporary choreography.
In its fall performance, BalletX will treat audiences to yet more new work, spotlighting an incredible array of talented dancers and choreographers in world premieres by Adam Barruch, Gabrielle Lamb and Matthew Neenan.
First up is the new work, If the heart runs, by New York-based choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker Adam Barruch, who makes his BalletX debut this month.
Next, celebrated American choreographer and dancer Gabrielle Lamb, who has danced with BalletX, explores her own family genealogy on stage in HeedfulNeedful, her world-premiere piece.
Finally, co-founder and co-artistic director Matthew Neenan presents his latest work There I was, a piece about finding one’s voice.
Beyond the six exciting world-premiere performances in the series, this fall also launches a brand-new interactive lecture series A Pie, A Pint & The Process. On Saturday, November 23 at 4:30 p.m. — in between the matinee and evening performances at The Wilma Theater — guests are invited to join the BalletX artistic team and New York City dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer for pizza, beer and to hear just how the company turns ballet into BalletX.
This is just the first in a three lecture series, with more talks to come alongside the winter and spring company shows.
Tickets for the performances and lecture are available online, so jump on plans to catch one of the six performances now and don’t miss a single pirouette.
BalletX Fall Series 2013
When: November 20-24
Where: The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
More info: www.balletx.org