PHILADELPHIA, PA: BalletX Spring Series 2022
BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, returns to the iconic TD Pavilion at the Mann after last June’s knockout debut for a two-show limited run featuring world premieres by Jennifer Archibald and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, alongside the return of a company classic: BalletX co-founder Matthew Neenan’s "The Last Glass."
Spring Series is part of the Mann’s Picnic series. Audiences are invited to arrive early to enjoy live music and family-friendly dance classes and activities, while taking in unforgettable views of the city from the Mann’s incredible campus in Fairmount Park.
MEET THE CHOREOGRAPHERS
Jennifer Archibald is the acclaimed Founder and Artistic Director of Arch Dance Company in New York and Resident Choreographer of Cincinnati Ballet whose work has been hailed as “mesmerizing” (Arts Air) and “spellbinding” (Revue). She makes her BalletX debut with a premiere exploring the intersection of classical ballet and house music.
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is an award-winning Colombo-Belgian choreographer who has created works for over 70 international dance companies. Her 2019 BalletX premiere, "The Little Prince," was named “one of the year’s must-see shows” by The Philadelphia Inquirer and has toured to venues across the nation.
Matthew Neenan’s "The Last Glass"
Matthew Neenan’s "The Last Glass," a signature BalletX work, is set to the music of indie band Beirut and has been performed at prestigious venues worldwide. Neenan co-founded BalletX in 2005, and has choreographed on major companies including Philadelphia Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Parsons Dance.
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