Pennsylvania Ballet

1 Dec 2016


Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancers Amy Aldridge and Ian Hussey performing In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated. Photo by Candice DeTore.

Established in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has extended its important Balanchine-based repertoire by presenting new works by a variety of contemporary choreographers. In 2012, with Center support, the ballet presented Artifact Suite by William Forsythe, staged by three former Forsythe dancers. This repertory acquisition was accompanied by a symposium with Forsythe, his dramaturge Freya Vass-Rhee, dance writer Jennifer Homans, and project specialist Linda Caruso Haviland. The Forsythe project raised company awareness of the significance of documentation and the development of an archive of research that can continue the life of a particular dance beyond its performance.