Roy Kaiser en Pennsylvania Ballet Is Glistening With Jewels <p></p><p>Pennsylvania Ballet is celebrating its 50th anniversary year. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the season starts with a full-length evening ballet by master choreographer George Ballanchine, with whom the company has had a long-standing personal and artistic connection. Ballanchine's<em> Jewels</em> is inspired by the artistry of jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and unfolds in three distinct sections – Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds – each with its own music and mood. The season also includes works by Jerome Robbins and William Forsythe, and two world premieres.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:22:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 6565 at Pennsylvania Ballet Is Glistening With Jewels Unconventional Repertoire At Pennsylvania Ballet <p></p><p>Classical ballet, like its sister art form classical music, is rooted in classic, older repertoire. But as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the region's premiere ballet company is stepping away from conventional&nbsp;works for a season-ending program by three living choreographers who have their own distinctive takes on the intersection of contemporary and traditional ballet.</p><p></p><p>Pennsylvania Ballet’s season ending production <em>Forsythe &amp; Kylián</em> runs Thursday through Sunday at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:12:20 +0000 Jim Cotter 5964 at Unconventional Repertoire At Pennsylvania Ballet PA Ballet Makes Itself At Home <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pennsylvania Ballet’s latest production, </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><em>A Midsummer Night's Dream,</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be the first to be prepared and rehearsed in its new $17.5 million, purpose-built home on North Broad Street. As </span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jim Cotter reports, the company has also revived its ballet school and is celebrating its </span>50<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 5230 at PA Ballet Makes Itself At Home Pennsylvania Ballet's N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz <p>WRTI&#39;s Jim Cotter speaks with Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser about the company&rsquo;s season-ending production at the Merriam Theater through June 3rd.<a href="" target="_blank"><strong> Information Here.</strong></a></p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 15:15:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 3940 at Pennsylvania Ballet's N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz Pennsylvania Ballet's Contemporary PETER PAN <p>Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie wrote the now-classic adventure tale of <em>Peter Pan </em>as a play for children in 1904.&nbsp; He transformed it into a novel in 1911.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 14:07:58 +0000 Susan Lewis 3830 at Pennsylvania Ballet's Contemporary PETER PAN PA Ballet's Roy Kaiser--Berlin Phil.: Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Portraits at PAFA--Piffaro Preview <p>As Pennsylvania Ballet opens its 2010/2011season on October 21st, Jim Cotter speaks with artistic director Roy Kaiser.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin makes his Berlin Philharmonic debut this week. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns reports from the German capital.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers artists' self portraits and artistic identity, as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts gets set to open an exhibition of artist portraits and self-portraits.</p> <p>And we look ahead to concerts by the Renaissance band Piffaro, featuring separate music and dance performances.</p> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 18:45:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2430 at PA Ballet's Roy Kaiser--Berlin Phil.: Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Portraits at PAFA--Piffaro Preview Andrew Wyeth <p>A major Andrew Wyeth retrospective opens this week at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It's one of three current local Wyeth Exhibitions. We'll take a look at the painter who, despite being ignored by the art world for much of his seven decade career, has remained true to his own artistic vision. Albert Stumm looks into how artists and arts organizations are helping local economic revitalization. Jason Peifer previews A Skull in Connemara by Martin McDonagh at the Iron Age Theatre in Norristown, PA. In our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section at, we speak with Pennsylvania Ballet artistic Roy Kaiser about his long association with the company.</p> Sat, 01 Apr 2006 15:06:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Albert Stumm & Jason Peifer 1709 at Christoph Eschenbach <p>On this week's Creatively Speaking!, the region's arts leaders look ahead to the coming year. Talking about their hopes for 2006 will be Philadelphia Orchestra music director Christoph Eschenbach, Philadelphia Museum of Art director Anne d'Harnoncourt, Kimmel Center president Janice Price, Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser, Opera Company of Philadelphia producing artistic director Robert Driver and Delaware Symphony Orchestra music director David Amado. We'll also hear from several local theater artistic directors.</p> Sat, 07 Jan 2006 20:32:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 1721 at