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Reviewers' Quotes

"The program began strongly with Mr. Neenan's "Switch Phase"...four men and four women from BalletX...the dance style, appealing, combines idiosyncratic arm gestures, a powerfully bending use of the torso, lively ballet legwork and many different uses of the floor...especially refreshing is the complex picture of male-female relations." - Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

"[BalletX] demonstrated that they're not only changing dance, but also changing people's lives in the process." – Broad Street Review

"Whether they're creating their own work or bringing in intriguing experimenters from around the world, the Ballet Xers rarely produce anything that isn't totally professional and…excitingly new." – Broad Street Review

"BalletX…captures the push and pull of relationships in sweeping partnered phrases." - DANCE Magazine

"Rhythm, music, and absolutely perfect bodies. Who could ask for anything more?" - Philadelphia Magazine

"BalletX thinks outside the dance box every time they present programming with guest choreographers." - EDGE Publications

“It takes talented dancers to use, and confuse, their bodies like this, and X-ers truly excel. This spunky, inventive troupe radiated confidence and, better yet, pure enjoyment.” -  Janet Anderson, Philadelphia City Paper

“…both classical precision and a rigorous athleticism.” - Jim Rutter, Broad Street Reviews

“The moves [the BalletX dancers] make are insanely difficult, and yet each dancer appears to float across the stage, lifting themselves and each other so effortlessly.” - Jillian Ivey, Phillyist

“The clever and sometimes humorous choreography, soothing music, dramatic lighting and gorgeous bodies hit all the right notes.” - The Philadelphia Inquirer

“BalletX dancers translate imaginative choreography into a graceful and powerful production.” - The Bulletin

“Odd, introspective, elegant moves…appear organic to the musical phrase…[the] dancers are superb.” - Janet Anderson, Philadelphia City Paper

“Modern ballet at its finest, showing off the beautiful lines and shapes dancers can make with their bodies…there is real, physical work going on.” - Jill Ivey, The Phillyist

“Visually compelling, powerful, beautiful.” - Ellen Dunkel, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“BalletX has segued from an intriguing experiment into a mature local institution with an edge.– Janet Anderson, Broad Street Review

“[Co-Artistic Directors] Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan continue to define the company with potent mixes of contemporary choreographers and bal-mod dancers giving their all physically.”- Lewis Whittington, Culture Vulture

“BalletX – what a wonderful gift to Philadelphia.” – Audience Member Testimonial