Philadelphia Ballet Season Opens with “The Spark”
NEW WORKS: Nayara Lopes and Jack Thomas in one of the works being presented by the Philadelphia Ballet this weekend. (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev)
Philadelphia Ballet presents “The Spark,” a limited run of contemporary ballets in an intimate setting, October 13-30 at Performance Garage in Philadelphia.
The kickoff to Philadelphia Ballet’s 2021/2022 season of in-person performances, this special triple bill features world premieres by choreographers Angel Corella and Matthew Neenan, as well as a remounting of Connection by Juliano Nunes. Tickets are limited to 70 seats per performance for this 15-performance run.
A special performance for visually-impaired audiences will take place on October 30 at 2 p.m., in partnership with Art-Reach and Associated Services for the Blind.
The Spark is a triple bill featuring two world premiere ballets—Artistic Director Angel Corella’s Landscaping the Mist, set to a minimalist score by Philip Glass, and Other Half by choreographer Matthew Neenan set to an irreverent score by Rosie Langabeer — as well as a production of Connection, Juliano Nunes’ 2019 world premiere for Philadelphia Ballet set to a primal score by Ezio Bosso.
“During this period of hardships and challenges for so many around the world, we often find ourselves in search of a spark: of joy, of creativity, of passion,” said Corella. “That is what we seek to bring to our audiences through this special program of ballets.”
For more information, visit philadelphiaballet.org.