Director's Choice

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 2:00pm
Academy of Music

Embrace Pennsylvania Ballet’s living legacy with a program inspired by its intrepid leaders. Former Artistic Director Christopher d’Amboise anchors the program with his Philadelphia-flavored Franklin Court. A magnificent set of hanging beams resembling the outline of Benjamin Franklin’s home floats above the stage. The choreography is an abstract reflection of Franklin’s inventions with movements called “Bifocals,” “Swim Fins,” “Spark,” and “Electricity.” The evening also includes the Company premiere of Grieg: Piano Concerto by former Artistic Director Robert Weiss, now Artistic Director at Carolina Ballet. Plus, see a World Premiere from award-winning choreographer Trey McIntyre, whose early dancemaking was showcased at the Carlisle Project, created by Pennsylvania Ballet founder Barbara Weisberger.