Celebrating one of the 20th century’s most famous composers

We celebrate the music of famed Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky with four diverse and captivating works set to his music, spanning both the 20th and 21st centuries. George Balanchine’s Apollo tells the story of the young god of music; when it premiered, it brought the 24-year-old choreographer international attention. Stravinsky Violin Concerto is classic Balanchine, yet another of the many collaborations between the choreographer and composer. The program also includes the company premiere Jerome Robbins’ The Cage, which vividly portrays a group of female creatures, and a world premiere by our acclaimed Choreographer in Residence, Matthew Neenan.

Jermel Johnson | Photo: Chris Crisman

All Stravinsky Program News & Events

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Conversations with Pennsylvania Ballet

Monday, April 1, 2019 6:30PM
Hear from a dancer or member of Pennsylvania Ballet’s artistic staff about their preparations for the All Stravinsky Program. 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. Wine and cheese are generously provided by our friends at the PCI Library.
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All Stravinsky Program Technical Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:00PM
Evening technical rehearsals provide a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing a performance from the studio to the stage. Join us for a wine and cheese reception in the theater lobby and then watch as the lighting, sound and other technical aspects of staging the production are tested while the dancers rehearse.
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All Stravinsky Program Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, April 4, 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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Preludes

Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:30PM–12:00AM
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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Preludes

Friday, April 5, 2019 6:30PM–12:00AM
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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Preludes

Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:00PM–12:00AM
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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Preludes

Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:00PM–12:00AM
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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Preludes

Sunday, April 7, 2019 1:00PM–12:00AM
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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