Cover photo: Vikki Sloviter for BalletX, featuring dancers in foreground: Richard Villaverde and Skyler Lubin. Surrounding (l-r): Jonah Delgado, Andrea Yorita, Zachary Kapeluck and Ashley Simpson seated in background, with musicians Isaac Stanford and Josh Machiz
Don’t miss your chance to see Sunset, o639 Hours, an acclaimed piece co-created by Matthew Neenan (choreographer) and Rosie Langabeer (composer) about the true story of Captain Edwin Musick – a pilot- and his crew as they travel across the Pacific delivering mail between New Zealand and the United States. The Captain was an aviation pioneer and Sunset, o639 combines contemporary ballet with original 1930s-inspired music and lyrics created for the performance. The full-length ballet takes audiences on a South Pacific adventure that ultimately leads to tragedy. It’s beautifully performed with dancers and a live band on stage. This is a must-see!
Sunset, o639’s world premiere with BalletX took place back in 2014 and it was a huge hit. The ballet went on its own journey, traveling to the Vail Dance Festival and, most recently, Ballet Sun Valley.
For more information, read the press release here or purchase tickets on the BalletX website. Performances take place this weekend only. On 9/11 at 7pm, ticket holders can join the artistic team for a pre-show conversation with Chloe Perkes- a BalletX dancer who retired this year after a decade with the company. On 9/12 at 6pm, BalletX invites young dancers and their families to join Associate Artistic Director Tara Keating for a pre-show talk about her career as a professional dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet.
The theater will be limited to 70 percent capacity and patrons must be either fully-vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test before attending. Masks will be required for everyone at all times. Food and drink will not be served at intermission. You can read more about BalletX’s health policies in the ticket link.