A trio of electrifying works

Our final program of the season features a trio of high-energy ballets that create the perfect finale. Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse© is set to Michael Nyman’s MGV (Musique à Grande Vitesse), which was composed to commemorate the French train à grande vitesse, and conveys the sense of movement and momentum of the high-speed train. Internationally recognized choreographer Jorma Elo will present an all-new ballet for us, and the program will conclude with the company premiere Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces, set to the music of composer Philip Glass.

DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse©
By Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Michael Nyman
(MGV: Musique à Grande Vitesse)
Trigger Touch Fade (world premiere)
By Jorma Elo
Music by Joseph Haydn
 (Violin Concerto In G) and Johann Sebastian Bach (Violin Concerto #2 In A, Violin Concerto #2 In A minor, Concerto For Violin, Strings And Continuo in D Minor) 
Glass Pieces (Company Premiere)
By Jerome Robbins
Music by Philip Glass 
(Rubric and Façades from Glassworks, excerpts from Akhnaten)

 

 

 

Dayesi Torriente | Photo: Chris Crisman

Location

Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Duration

2 hours, 10 minutes / 2 intermissions

DGV, World Premiere, Glass Pieces News & Events

DGV, World Premiere, Glass Pieces News & Events

Conversations with Pennsylvania Ballet

Monday, May 6, 2019 6:30PM
Hear from Principal Dancer Ian Hussey about his preparations for DGV, Trigger Touch Fade, and Glass Pieces. Bring your questions for a lively and intimate Q&A. Held at the Philadelphia Institute Library, this event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments are generously provided by our friends at the PCI Library.
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Annual Luncheon

Thursday, May 9, 2019 11:00AM
We invite you to join us for our Annual Luncheon, this year in the lavish Academy of Music Ballroom with special guest pianist, Martha Koeneman. Attendees will hear about the relationship between music and dance in live performance from Martha and surprise guest artist from Pennsylvania Ballet. After the luncheon, guests are invited to watch the dress rehearsal for our May program (featuring Martha!), or join a wine tasting reception.
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DGV, World Premiere, Glass Pieces Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:00PM
Dress rehearsals are fully staged productions wherein our dancers and artistic staff make final adjustments before opening night.
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Chair Dinner

Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:00PM
Join other Gold Level donors for this invitation-only dinner, followed by the opening night performance of DGV, World Premiere, and Glass Pieces.
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Preludes

Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:30PM–7:00PM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
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Dinner at the Acorn Club

Friday, May 10, 2019 5:15PM
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Preludes

Friday, May 10, 2019 6:30PM–7:00PM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
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Party on the Stage

Friday, May 10, 2019 9:00PM
Help close our 2018/19 season with an exclusive opportunity to mingle with dancers and Young Friends of Pennsylvania Ballet, on stage at the Academy of Music!
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Preludes

Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:00PM–1:30PM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
DGV, World Premiere, Glass Pieces News & Events

Preludes

Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:00PM–7:30PM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
DGV, World Premiere, Glass Pieces News & Events

Preludes

Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:00PM–1:30PM
Ignite your passion for dance with Preludes- Pennsylvania Ballet’s pre-show discussions. Held in the theater prior to all performances except Saturday evening, Preludes features a changing roster of company members, artistic and administrative staff, and visiting artists discussing Pennsylvania Ballet’s performances, taking questions, and offering behind-the-scenes insights.
DGV, World Premiere, Glass Pieces News & Events

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