Serenade and Other Dances

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
Merriam Theater

Experience the sweeping breadth of Pennsylvania Ballet’s repertoire with Serenade and Other Dances. This program opens with a timeless Balanchine classic: Serenade, a romantic, plotless ballet with striking moments of drama throughout.  Afternoon of a Faun by Jerome Robbins has beencalled “a miniature masterpiece.” Set in a ballet studio, a male and female dancer meet, with the audience as their mirror. Under the Sun became an iconic work for the Company when commissioned from choreographer Margo Sappington in 1976. Inspired by artist Alexander Calder, the pas de deux features hypnotic music and inventive partnering.  Jiří Kylián’s aggressive and athletic Petite Mort receives its Company premiere in closing this deeply varied program.