Summer Series 2020
Jul 8-19


Rena Butler, choreographer and dancer with Hubbard Street Dance, will create a world premiere exploring parallels between the Underground Railroad and present-day oppression, set to an original score by Bronx composer Darryl Joseph. Her work is described as “a clever panorama of melting-pot street dance, hip-hop, get-down attitude, and pure funk” (Seeing Chicago Dance). Lead Sponsor: Arthur Kaplan & R. Duane Perry 

Caili Quan, BalletX dancer and emerging choreographer, will debut a new ballet, inspired by her native Guam, and featuring music by singer and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte. She has created works on CelloPointe, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, St. Paul’s School, and Konverjdans. Her duet Fancy Me was featured at the 2018 Vail Dance Festival.

Penny Saunders, named “a remarkably fresh mind” by The New York Times, is quickly becoming an in-demand choreographer around the country. When BalletX premiered her 2018 work Rock-a-Bye, The Philadelphia Inquirer pronounced it “the reason to see the program.” Her 2020 premiere on the company will showcase original music by Michael Wall, composer and creator of 

Check out images of Penny Saunders' most recent BalletX premiere Rock-a-Bye
Show Schedule
Wednesday July 08 8:00pm
Pre-Show Q&A with Artistic Collaborators, 7:00pm
Thursday July 09 8:00pm
Friday July 10 8:00pm
Saturday July 11 2:00pm
Saturday July 11 8:00pm
Sunday July 12 2:00pm
Wednesday July 15 8:00pm
Thursday July 16 8:00pm
Young Xers Night, 7:00pm
Friday July 17 8:00pm
Saturday July 18 2:00pm
Saturday July 18 8:00pm
Sunday July 19 2:00pm
The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Buy online or call/visit The Wilma Theater Box Office to reserve your seats.

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 or 215-893-9456 x100.

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