April 27, 2022

Philadelphia Ballet to Stage Works by Hans van Manen

CONTEMPORARY BALLET: Jermel Johnson, who is retiring from Philadelphia Ballet after this season, is among the dancers in Hans van Manen’s “Humankind,” a program of three works at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia May 12-15. (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev)

Philadelphia Ballet will perform Hans van Manen’s “Humankind,” a program of three works by one of the key figures of contemporary ballet. This final production of Philadelphia Ballet’s 2021/2022 season features a trio of van Manen’s ballets, including Grosse Fuge, Variations For Two Couples, and 5 Tangos. The program runs five performances, May 12-15, at the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. Tickets are now on sale at philadelphiaballet.org.

“It is nothing less than a thrill to be presenting ballets by Hans van Manen, one of the true international legends of the artform,” said Artistic Director Angel Corella. “Our company is privileged to share three of his most renowned works to our audiences here in Philadelphia.”

In this program, van Manen’s fascination with interpersonal relationships is brought to the forefront in a series of his most celebrated ballets. All works on the program will feature live musical performance by the Philadelphia Ballet Orchestra. The program also marks the final Philadelphia Ballet production for principal dancer Jermel Johnson, a member of the company since 2003.

Tickets start at $25. Visit philadelphiaballet.org or call (215) 893-1999.