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The X-Process

Have you ever wondered how a dancer remembers so many steps? …where a choreographer finds inspiration?...or what the difference is between contemporary ballet and modern dance? This season we bring you The X-Process, a new program designed to enhance your dance experience with answers to all these questions and more. Featuring interactive lectures, artist conversations, and a new company blog, The X-Process takes you behind the scenes to learn how we turn ballet into BalletX.

Conversation with the Artists
Summer Series, July 9, 2014
7:00pm in The Wilma Theater lobby (Replayed 45 minutes before each performance)
Join an open conversation between BalletX artistic directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, composer Rosie Langabeer, and author and dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer that will reveal the inspiration, preparation, and perspiration behind world premiere choreography. Video of the Conversation will be played live 45 minutes before every performance and available online the day after opening night. 
Winter Series Video available online

A Pie, A Pint & The Process
Summer Series, July 12, 2014
4:30pm-6:00pm at The Wilma Theater, $5 Admission
Join us for pizza, beer, and an interactive lecture presented by dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer, the BalletX artistic team, and special guests, as we explore the connections between classical and contemporary ballet. Over the course of the season, we’re taking an in-depth look at ballet from the perspective of the audience (Nov. 23-video now available online), the dancer (Feb. 15), and the choreographer (Jul. 12).

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Can’t make The X-Process events? Watch replays of Conversation with the Artists and A Pie, A Pint & The Process and get an inside look at the creative process on The X-Blog.

Watch Summer Series 2014, “A Pie, A Pint & The Process” lecture and demonstration. Featuring BalletX Co-Founder Matthew Neenan and BalletX Dancer Colby Damon, led by dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer BalletX Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox.

Check out Summer Series 2014’s Conversation with the Artists, featuring BalletX Co-Artistic Director Matthew Neenan, composer Rosie Langabeer, set designer Maiko Matsushima, and costume designer Christine Darch, moderated by author and dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer.

Check out Winter Series 2014’s Conversation with the Artists, featuring BalletX Co-Artistic and Executive Director Christine Cox, choreographers Joshua L. Peugh and James Gregg, and author and dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer:

Watch Winter Series 2014’s A Pie, A Pint & The Process lecture. Led by dance critic and author Elizabeth Zimmer this lecture featured BalletX Co-Artistic and Executive Director Christine Cox,Group Motion Artistic Director Manfred Fischbeck, BalletX dancers Francesca Forcella and Richard Villaverde, and Group Motion dancer Ellie Goudie-Averill.

Check out Fall Series 2013’s Conversation with the Artists, featuring BalletX Co-Artistic Directors Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, choreographers Adam Barruch and Gabrielle Lamb, and author and dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer:

Conversation with the Artists

Watch Fall Series 2013’s A Pie, A Pint & The Process lecture featuring BalletX Co-Artistic Directors Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, Pennsylvania Ballet’s Artistic Director Roy Kaiser, author and dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer, and BalletX dancers Chloe Felesina and Richard Villaverde, as they discuss ballet from the perspective of the audience:

A Pie, A Pint & The Process

Click here for Elizabeth  Zimmer’s tips on how to watch dance and her suggested reading list.

The X-Process is made possible by a generous grant from Engaging Dance Audiences administered by Dance/USA.