Pa. Ballet in Philadelphia marks 50th year with new home
PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Ballet is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new home and a season of collaborations with cultural organizations presenting museum exhibits and lectures that highlight the company's illustrious and sometimes difficult history.
The company's $17.5 million home on North Broad Street, a former garage for Brinks armored cars, includes four rehearsal studios for dancers with the ballet and its affiliated school — re-established last year after a two-decade absence — as well as wardrobe and costuming areas and several small offices. The company for many years had worked out of rented studios and office buildings in several locations.
The ballet is celebrating its half-century mark with exhibits, films and lectures at a half-dozen museums and other locations during the spring and fall, engagements at the National Arts Center in Ottawa and possibly the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington. There will be a free performance at the Academy of Music in October.
The company's 2013-2014 season kicks off with its first complete performance of George Balanchine's three-act ballet “Jewels” Oct. 17-27. Also planned are company premieres of works by Robert Weiss and Jiri Kylian, world premieres by Trey McIntyre and Matthew Neenan, and annual favorites “The Nutcracker,” “Carmina Burana” and “Coppelia.”
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