“My first collaboration with Rosie Langabeer for last year’s BalletX project was a mind-blowing experience for me!”
This piece is about hope and light, peace and warmth, and that there is also truth in night and darkness.
Eliza Walmsley co-chairs BalletX’s young professionals group, the Young Xers, with Kevin Wallace. We recently caught up with Eliza to learn more about her and the important volunteer role she plays with BalletX.
Our donors are an essential part of the BalletX family. We recently sat down with donor and former board member Yuming Chiu to learn more about why he supports BalletX and the arts.
Get to know new BalletX dancer Anna Peabody in 13 questions below.
BalletX volunteers are an essential part of our operation, helping the BalletX team run events, sell merchandise, distribute promotional materials, and more. We recently sat down with Super Volunteer Matt Soojian to hear from one of the best!
Get to know new BalletX dancer Blake Krapels in 11 questions below, and don’t miss his performance in Fall Series 2018 at The Wilma Theater, Nov. 28-Dec. 9.
It is a playfulness that is crossed with dignity and purpose, as though every finger, wrist, elbow and foot holds significance.
“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.”
It’s crunch time as the dancers of BalletX revive repertory from their 2018 Spring Series to be performed at Halcyon Stage this weekend in Washington D.C. The company will perform Trey McIntyre’s The Boogeyman and Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Vivir. The studio’s atmosphere is bustling since the company has only one more day to finish ‘cleaning’ the dances before their performance on Friday, June 22nd.
BalletX recently welcomed Memphis jookin’ dance superstar Lil Buck to Philly for the company’s first major collaboration in its new home, the Center for World Premiere Choreography.
“Limited range of movement does not mean a limit in expressiveness.”
“Age is not the end of being a dancer.”
“For me it is an almost tactile relationship with those in the audience. We give and receive.”
As I have said in one of my lectures, “dance is a language that is illegible in literal translation.” The clues that Fonte gives in his title are enough: beautiful, and decay.
Read the Summer Series 2017 Program Note by Lisa Kraus
Read the Spring Series 2017 Program Note by Lisa Kraus
BalletX dancers discuss their new roles in Matthew Neenan’s ‘The Last Glass’
Watch Video of Cayetano Soto’s ‘Schachmatt’
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.