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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 The X-Process returns to enhance your dance experience with answers to all these questions and more. Featuring interactive lectures and artist conversations The X-Process takes you behind the scenes to learn how we turn ballet into BalletX.

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTISTS

Opening Nights @ 7:00pm
A moderated Q&A with BalletX choreographers and collaborators on the creative process behind world premiere choreography.

POST-SHOW Q&A

Performance Thursdays

An informal Q&A with choreographers, dancers, and collaborators, bringing you closer to the process of creating world premiere ballet.

“Watch the Winter Series 2016 X-Process conversation, featuring 5 of the BalletX dancers in a discussion led by Artistic Director Christine Cox.”

Watch the Fall Series 2015 X-Process conversation, featuring BalletX Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, choreographer Nicolo Fonte, and Jason Schnittker, Ph.D, professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fall Series 2015 "Conversations with the Artists" featuring choreographer Nicolo Fonte, set designer Mimi Lien, and lighting designer Drew Billiau as they discuss their collaboration for the world premiere of "Beasts". Moderated by acclaimed Philadelphia dance writer Lisa Kraus.

Watch the Summer Series 2015 “X-Process” lecture and demonstration, featuring BalletX Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, Choreographer and BalletX Co-Founder Matthew Neenan, and Musician Andrew Mars as they discuss the creation of Sunset, o639 Hours.

Watch the Summer Series 2015 “Conversations with the Artists” discussion, featuring choreographer Adam Hougland and musician Chris Kasper, moderated by dance writer Lisa Kraus.

Watch the Winter Series 2015, “The X-Process” lecture and demonstration. Featuring BalletX Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, choreographer Norbert De La Cruz III, Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Lauren Fadeley, and BalletX Dancer Andrea Yorita.

Check out the Winter Series 2015 Conversation with the Artists discussion, featuring choreographer Norbert De La Cruz III, costume designer Mario Talan, and composer Ben Juodvalkis; moderated by author and dance writer Lisa Kraus.

WatchFall Series 2014, "The X-Process” lecture and demonstration. Featuring BalletX Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox and BalletX Dancers Zachary Kapeluck and Skyler Lubin, led by dance writer Lisa Kraus.

Check out Fall Series 2014’s Conversation with the Artists, featuring BalletX Co-Founder Matthew Neenan and choreographer Jorma Elo, moderated by author and dance writer Lisa Kraus.

Watch Summer Series 2014, “The X-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 "The X-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 "The X-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.