BalletX http://wrti.org en Beyond Tutus: Philadelphia's BalletX http://wrti.org/post/beyond-tutus-philadelphias-balletx <p></p><p>BalletX continues its seventh season this week with its Winter Series, featuring two world premieres.&nbsp; As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the company, founded by former Pennsylvania Ballet dancers, continues to expand its musical settings and&nbsp;push the boundaries of classical forms.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:50:39 +0000 Susan Lewis 6975 at http://wrti.org Beyond Tutus: Philadelphia's BalletX Music Lives in Contemporary Ballet on South Broad Street http://wrti.org/post/music-lives-contemporary-ballet-south-broad-street <p></p><p>There's music on South Broad Street&nbsp; - and not just in concert halls. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the Wilma Theater is home to<a href="http://www.balletx.org/" target="_blank"><strong> BalletX</strong></a>, a company that continues to use music and dance to push the boundaries of classical forms. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/7eyslHIgshY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n30T2inG7sA&amp;feature=share&amp;list=PLz4VVPUO5_kb-Z9M01ocEtioZIU5XUBbq</p><p><strong>BalletX's fall series at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia runs from&nbsp;November 20th to November 24th, and features three world premieres by Adam Barruch, Gabrielle Lamb, and Matthew Neenan. <a href="http://www.balletx.org/fallseries.html" target="_blank">Details here.</a></strong></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:34:41 +0000 Susan Lewis 6651 at http://wrti.org Music Lives in Contemporary Ballet on South Broad Street BalletX in July--Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Wicked Philadelphia Continues http://wrti.org/post/balletx-july-yannick-nezet-seguin-wicked-philadelphia-continues <p>As BalletX turns 5 years old, Susan Lewis considers the contemporary ballet company and its summer program.</p> <p>We listen back to Jim Cotter's recent interview with Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the music director designate of the Philadelphia Orchestra.</p> <p>As part of a companion series to his latest book <i>Wicked Philadelphia</i>, Tom Keels uncovers a notorious 19th-century, grave-robbing scandal that reached from the city's poorest to the highest ranks of its medical elite.</p> Sat, 17 Jul 2010 20:09:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter & Ton Keels 2379 at http://wrti.org BalletX in July--Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Wicked Philadelphia Continues PlayPenn Conference--The BalletX Project--Centennial Celebrations of Ocean Grove Pipe Organ http://wrti.org/post/playpenn-conference-balletx-project-centennial-celebrations-ocean-grove-pipe-organ <p>Jason Peifer explores the process of developing new plays at the fourth annual PlayPenn Conference in Philadelphia</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at the All-Female Choreographers Project of Philadelphia's BalletX. The contemporary program at The Wilma Theater features three new works. </p> <p><em>Philadelphia Inquirer </em>music critic David Patrick Sterns reports on centennial celebrations of the Great Auditorium pipe organ at Ocean Grove on the Jersey Shore.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:11:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 1997 at http://wrti.org PlayPenn Conference--The BalletX Project--Centennial Celebrations of Ocean Grove Pipe Organ Sculptor Susan Opie--Wendy Wasserstein's Third--BalletX's Right to Spring http://wrti.org/post/sculptor-susan-opie-wendy-wassersteins-third-balletxs-right-spring <p>Bucks County artist Susan Opie walks us through her works of bugs and critters, now on view in the outdoor sculpture garden at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. The museum's ongoing Outdoor Sculpture Program features the works of contemporary American sculptors.</p> <p>Jason Peifer examines the life and theatrical works of the late Wendy Wasserstein. Her final play,<em> Third, </em>is being produced by the Philadelphia Theater Company. <em>Third </em>will be performed at PTC's new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at the Philadelphia-based, contemporary dance company BalletX and its upcoming world premier of Matthew Neenan's <em>Right to Spring</em> at The Wilma Theater.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2008 16:29:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1949 at http://wrti.org Sculptor Susan Opie--Wendy Wasserstein's Third--BalletX's Right to Spring