onStage Guest Artist Series presents BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, Jan. 26

BalletX dancer Gary W. Jeter II. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
BalletX dancer Gary W. Jeter II. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, will move onto the Palmer Auditorium stage on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m., uniting distinguished choreographers and its outstanding company of world-class dancers to perform works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.

BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. The company is committed to producing new works of the highest quality and integrity that bring the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivate in audiences a collective appetite for bold, new dance. Their work has been described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “mysterious, sexy, funny and surprising.”

On the Palmer stage, they will perform "Gran Partita," with choreography by Jorma Elo, "Malasangre," with choreography by Cayetano Soto and "The Last Glass," choreographed by Matthew Neenan. The latter was described by The New York Times as a work that “creates a world both social and psychological, public and private, and it connects ballet to the language of today movingly.”

Tickets are $28; seniors $25; students $14, general admission, and can be purchased online. More information is available at onStage at Connecticut College. The onStage ticket office may be reached at 860-439-2787.

 



January 2, 2018