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Event Pick: BalletX Summer Series

July 06, 2010 by in Journalism, Philadelphia Weekly

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Philadelphia Weekly, July 6, 2010

BalletX is enough to make you forget everything you thought you knew about plies and relevés. Vigorous, athletic, expressive, and, yes, sexy, BalletX’s original choreography expands includes moves that don’t even have French names. The company is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week with a summer series of three challenging, emotive original ballets, two of which are world premieres: Matthew Prescott’s “Journey of the Day,” a buoyant piece set to the bluegrass-infused classical of Curtis double-bass prof Edgar Meyer’s Appalachian Journey, and Matthew Neenan’s “The Last Glass,” inspired by the street-parade choruses of indie band Beirut. We may still be nursing emotional wounds from second-grade dance recitals, but BalletX shows us just how relevant the art form can be. (Lauren Smith)

Through July 25. $20-$30. Wilma Theater265 S. Broad St. 215.546.7824. balletx.org

 

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