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Pennsylvania Ballet

On Edge

Nov 09, 2017
Nov 12, 2017

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On Edge
November 9-12, 2017
Merriam Theater

World Premiere by Helen Pickett
One of today’s most in-demand choreographers, with a keen interest in how contemporary ballet can express humanity, Helen Pickett will create an exciting new work for us. Critics have called her pieces “stunningly original,” “extraordinarily imaginative,” and “visually and aurally dynamic.” 

World Premiere by Matthew Neenan
This season, Matthew Neenan celebrates his 10th anniversary as our Choreographer in Residence. Lauded as “fresh, touching, musical, and original,” Neenan has been praised by Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times as one of the most appealing and singular choreographic voices in ballet today. 

Episode 31 by Alexander Ekman
Music by Ane Brun, Mikael Karlsson and Erik Satie
Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman is known for his fast-paced timing, witty humor, and clever choreography, and Episode 31 does not disappoint. This piece is a true test of stamina and endurance.

A program of three ballets as vibrant and crisp as autumn itself. On Edge will do just that—push choreography to its limits in new and exciting ways. This program will include a world premiere by esteemed choreographer Helen Pickett as well as a new work from our very own Matthew Neenan. Capping off On Edge is Episode 31, an exhilarating piece by Alexander Ekman that is as fearless as it is memorable.

Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


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