More than 50 years of breathtaking performances
Captivating and inspiring, Pennsylvania Ballet ranks as one of America’s foremost regional ballet companies.
Pennsylvania Ballet remains dedicated to furthering classical traditions while also embracing more eclectic programming and choreographic commissioning promises to bring ballet in Philadelphia into the 21st century.
Each new season brings a combination of classical performances, world premieres and timeless traditions, including the beloved holiday performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.
Since the company’s inception in 1963, the company has performed ballets by reputable choreographers such as Jerome Robbins, Christopher d’Amboise, David Parsons, Trey McIntyre, Val Caniparoli, and Twyla Tharp.
Founded in 1963 by Balanchine protégé Barbara Weisberger, Pennsylvania Ballet was helmed by esteemed artistic directors Benjamin Harkarvy in the ’70s, Robert Weiss in the ’80s and Christopher d’Amboise in the ’90s. The present artistic director is Angel Corella.
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Strength and Longing at the Pennsylvania Ballet Dates: February 4-7, 2016
The Pennsylvania Ballet presents Strength and Longing, a program featuring New York’s Opus Jazz and three company premieres – Chutes and Ladders, For Four and Without Words.
The 21st-century ballet is designed to showcase the grace and power of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s highly trained dancers, with a particular focus on its male dancers.
Set to a mix of jazz and orchestral string quartets, each part of the compilation will bring its own engaging and unique twists to the performance.
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