BalletX will perform live Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at 7:30 PM at the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) at Delta State University. The performance is locally sponsored by USA International Ballet Competition. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale at the BPAC Ticket Office, by phone 662-846-4626, or online www.bolognapac.com.
BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. The company is committed to producing new works of the highest quality and integrity that bring the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivate in audiences a collective appetite for bold, new dance. BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.
Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX is led by Cox, whose tenure as artistic and executive director has produced 76 world premiere ballets by 39 choreographers, a record “few companies can match,” according to The New York Times. Throughout her tenure, Cox has committed BalletX to expanding dance’s vocabulary for all audiences, promoting initiatives that make contemporary ballet accessible and welcoming to new audience members. Under Cox’s leadership, BalletX has been hailed as an “epicenter of creation” (Dance Magazine) and “place of choreographic innovation” (The New Yorker), putting Philadelphia on the map as an international destination for contemporary ballet.
BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company will conduct a special residency funded in part by a grant from South Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, culminating in a performance on Oct. 17. Tickets to see BalletX are now on sale at www.bolognapac.com or at the BPAC Ticket Office at 662.846.4626.