Fall Series 2021
Sep. 9-12

Donor Presale is Open Now through Aug. 8!

Travel into a “poetic realm of the imagination” (The New York Times) with the return of Sunset, o639 Hours!

Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “one of the finest works created in the company’s first decade,” this full-length ballet interprets the dramatic true story of aviation pioneer Captain Edwin Musick’s fateful 1938 airmail flight across the Pacific in a story of love, loss, and adventure. With live, original music, Sunset immerses audiences in the world of the South Pacific as it weaves together original 1930s-inspired songs, field tapes, and archival recordings. Brilliant lighting design by Drew Billiau, timeless costumes by Christine Darch, and enthralling sound design by Nick Kourtides complement inventive sets by Maiko Matsushima that transport you to another time and place. Hailed as “a testament to human connection” (The Huffington Post), Sunset, o639 Hours is a journey you won’t want to miss.

Originally premiered on BalletX in 2014, Sunset, o639 Hours was choreographed by Matthew Neenan and composed by Rosie Langabeer, Andrew Mars, Josh Machiz, and Isaac Stanford, with lighting design by Drew Billiau, costume design by Christine Darch, set design by Maiko Matsushima, sound design by Nick Kourtides, and instruments invented by Neil Feather. Musicians Alexandra Day, Josh Machiz, Tara Middleton, and Isaac Stanford will join the dancers live on stage to perform the original composition for Fall Series 2021.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTISTS
Thursday, Sep. 9 at 7:00pm
Join Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, choreographer Matthew Neenan, and special guests for an intimate conversation on the creation and evolution of Sunset, o639 Hours.

A CELEBRATION OF CHLOE PERKES
Saturday, Sep. 11 at 7:00pm
Join the Artistic Team for a special pre-show conversation with Chloe Perkes, treasured company member who retired in 2021, as she looks back on her decade-long career with BalletX.

DANCE SCHOOL NIGHT
Sunday, Sep. 12 at 6:00pm
BalletX invites young dancers and their families to join a pre-show talk with Associate Artistic Director Tara Keating about her career as a professional dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet.

Performance Schedule
Thursday September 09 8:00pm
CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTISTS at 7:00PM
Friday September 10 8:00pm
Saturday September 11 2:00pm
Saturday September 11 8:00pm
A CELEBRATION OF CHLOE PERKES at 7:00pm
Sunday September 12 2:00pm
Sunday September 12 7:00pm
DANCE SCHOOL NIGHT at 6:00pm
VENUE
The Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
TICKETS AND GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
Performances will be limited to 70% capacity. Seats will be sold as General Admission, and you will be able to purchase into one of the following sections of the house: Orchestra Front, Orchestra Center, Orchestra Back, Mezzanine Front, Mezzanine Back, and ADA Accessible.

DONOR PRESALE
BalletX's Donor Presale runs August 2-8, and tickets go on sale to the general public on August 9. Donors will receive access to the presale via email. For assistance, contact the BalletX Box Office at the information below.

MASK POLICY
BalletX requires unvaccinated patrons and guests to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times while inside the theater. BalletX reserves the right to update this policy at any time in order to adhere to city and/or state mandates.

STUDENT TICKETS
BalletX has a limited number of reduced-price Student tickets available for these performances. To secure a Student ticket, contact the BalletX Box Office at the information below. BalletX will require Student ID to complete the purchase.

BALLETX BOX OFFICE
BalletX is excited to move its Box Office operations in-house this season! For more information about Fall Series 2021, please contact the BalletX Box Office at the information below. Please note that BalletX is not offering in-person sales at this time.

PHONE: 215-225-5389 x250
EMAIL: boxoffice@balletx.org

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