January 25, 2023

Three World Premieres At Philadelphia Ballet

AIRBORNE: Dancers from the Philadelphia Ballet rehearse a program of three new works, on stage at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, February 3-11. “Forward Motion” features ballets by Hope Boykin, Andonis Foniadakis, and Juliano Nunes. (Photo by Arian Molina Soca)

“Forward Motion,” a program of new works by choreographers Hope Boykin, Juliano Nunes, and Andonis Foniadakis will be presented February 3-11 by the Philadelphia Ballet at the Perelman Theater of the Kimmel Center, 300 South Broads Street in Philadelphia.

“It is such a thrill to present new works that push the boundaries of ballet and move the artform forward,” said Artistic Director Angel Corella. “We are honored to have three talented and sought-after choreographers crafting new and unique ballets for our audiences here in Philadelphia this February.”

Now in its fourth iteration, Philadelphia Ballet’s New Works series offers audiences performance experiences in the intimate setting of the Perelman Theater. “Forward Motion” advances the company’s commitment to presenting dynamic and innovative dance.

Nunes is Philadelphia Ballet’s resident choreographer. Boykin is a former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Foniadakis is a recipient of the Danza Award for Best Choreography.

“Our New Works performance series is a key element of the ballet’s mission to foster diverse artistic talent and new artistic perspectives from local, national and international voices,” said the company’s Executive Director Shelly Power.

Tickets are available at philadelphiaballet.org.