Behind the Ballet
Meet Our Summer Series Choreographers

Learn more about our Summer Series choreographers – Hope Boykin, Matthew Neenan, and Dwight Rhoden!

Behind the Scenes with Shawn Cusseaux

BalletX’s Independence Foundation Dance Fellow, Shawn Cusseaux recently shared his thoughts on making Manuel Vignoulle’s short film “Heal.”

Virtual Premieres at Works & Process

On June 14, 2020, BalletX premiered four short dance films in collaboration with Works & Process at the Guggenheim.

Artist Spotlight with Rena Butler

Watch a Q&A and Previews of Rena Butler’s BalletX Dance Film Commission

Brigitta Herrmann on Beautiful Decay

“It felt like a sacred space of creativity and love…”

Interview with Tara Middleton

“I’m extending myself musically and artistically in ways I’ve always wanted to explore.”

Interview with Rosie Langabeer

“When I make music for dance I am leaving space in there for the elements that the movement brings to the whole experience. I don’t want the music to dominate, I want the combination to be greater than the sum of its parts.”

Interview with Penny Saunders

“I find all things to be dance. Life is dance. From our breath to a simple glance or a handshake – it can all be so powerful.”

Interview with Andrew McNicol

“My intention is to create layers of meaning and offer multiple ways to connect with the work in the most inclusive way I can.”

Interview with Manfred Fischbeck

“Limited range of movement does not mean a limit in expressiveness.”

Interview with Brigitta Herrmann

“Age is not the end of being a dancer.”

Interview with Hellmut Gottschild

“For me it is an almost tactile relationship with those in the audience. We give and receive.”

Interview with Brenda Dixon Gottschild

As I have said in one of my lectures, “dance is a language that is illegible in literal translation.”

Lisa Kraus on Summer Series 2017

Read the Summer Series 2017 Program Note by Lisa Kraus.

Lisa Kraus on Spring Series 2017

Read the Spring Series 2017 Program Note by Lisa Kraus.

Exposure: The Last Glass

Go behind the scenes for Matthew Neenan’s “The Last Glass.”

Exposure: In Between the Passing

Watch excerpts of Tommie-Waheed Evans’s “In Between the Passing…”

Exposure: Schachmatt

Go behind-the-scenes with video from Cayetano Soto’s “Schachmatt.”

A Mysterious Monologue

Read the complete monologue from R. Colby Damon’s “On the Mysterious Properties of Light” as performed by dancer Zachary Kapeluck, including select sections of the monologue performed by dancer Caili Quan and fellow BalletX members.

Lisa Kraus on Winter Series 2017

Read about BalletX’s Winter Series 2017 from dance writer Lisa Kraus.

Interview with R. Colby Damon

We sat down with R. Colby Damon, choreographer and former BalletX dancer, to discuss his world premiere “On the Mysterious Properties of Light.”

Sunset as Tara Keating Sees It

It’s toured to the Vail International Dance Festival, to the Joyce Theater in New York, and, this past summer, to dance mecca Jacob’s Pillow. Why is this work so in demand by prestigious venues?

Interview with Neil Feather

Interview with Neil Feather, Sound Mechanic for “Sunset, o639 Hours”