Fall Series 2018
Nov 28-Dec 9

BalletX Fall Series 2018 features 3 World Premieres by international choreographers Marguerite Donlon, Wubkje Kuindersma and Cayetano Soto.

Berlin-based Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon’s World Premiere The Last Lifeboat tells the true story of her grand-aunt, Kate Gilnagh, who survived the Titanic sinking. Featuring a recording of Gilnagh’s firsthand account interwoven with original music by Dirk Haubrich, The Last Lifeboat is part of a larger narrative about emigration and the will to live. Donlon is known for creating characters that are “living, breathing human being[s]” (Huffington Post), and has premiered works on Stuttgart Ballet, Berlin Ballet, and Bolshoi Ballet.

In Yonder, her first World Premiere on a U.S. company, Wubkje Kuindersma imagines the horizon as a destination where our hopes and dreams live. Hailing from the Netherlands – where nearly a third of the country sits below sea level – Kuindersma contemplates various obstacles, such as rising sea levels, which threaten our reaching the horizon. She has been called a “new name to watch,” recognized for expressing “intimacy with a light touch” (Financial Times) in her previous works with Dantzaz, Danish Dance Theatre, and Dutch National Ballet.

Barcelona-based choreographer Cayetano Soto won over BalletX audiences in recent years with his ballets Malasangre and Schachmatt. He returns for his first World Premiere on the company with Napoleon/Napoleon; a work that explores imperialism through the lens of satire and his signature style, “bursting with inventive choreography and physical comic magic” (Huffington Post). Soto’s choreography has appeared on Royal Ballet of Flanders, Balé da Cidade de São Paulo, and Companhia Nacional de Bailado.

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Photo Gallery: Donlon's The Last Lifeboat, Kuindersma's Yonder, and Soto's Napoleon/Napoleon in performance and rehearsal
Video Gallery: Donlon's The Last Lifeboat, Kuindersma's Yonder, and Soto's Napoleon/Napoleon in performance and rehearsal
Wednesday November 28 8:00 PM
Pre-Show Q&A with Artistic Collaborators, 7:00pm
Thursday November 29 8:00 PM
Friday November 30 8:00 PM
Saturday December 01 2:00 PM
Saturday December 01 8:00 PM
Sunday December 02 2:00 PM
Wednesday December 05 8:00 PM
Thursday December 06 8:00 PM
Young Xers Night, 7:00pm
Friday December 07 8:00 PM
Saturday December 08 2:00 PM
Saturday December 08 8:00 PM
Sunday December 09 2:00 PM
The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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GROUP SALES: Groups of 10 or more receive ticket discounts and exclusive pre- or post-show networking opportunities! For more information, contact Megan O'Donnell, Operations Manager, at modonnell@balletx.org or 215-893-9456 x100.

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