October 13, 2021

Philadelphia Ballet Season Opens with “The Spark”

NEW WORKSNayara 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.