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October 30, 2018

PA Ballet to present ‘Petite Mort’ and World Premieres this November

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Limited - PA Ballet Petite Mort Alexander Iziliaev/PA Ballet

The Pennsylvania Ballet will present its second program of the 2018-2019 season at the Merriam Theater this fall. The program will feature Jiří Kylián’s daring and provocative Petite Mort and world premieres by award-winning choreographer Russell Ducker and Gallim Dance founder and artistic director Andrea Miller that explore where contemporary ballet has been and where it might be heading. Five performances are scheduled between Thursday, November 8 and Sunday, November 11 at the Merriam Theater. Tickets are on sale now

Created in honor of the Salzburg Festival marking the 200th anniversary of Mozart’s death, Petite Mort is performed to Nos.21 and 23, two of the famed composer’s most admired piano concertos. The choreography includes subtle sexual imagery that explore the concept with wit, humor, and eroticism.


 “Petite Mort is one of the true masterpieces of the 20 th century- beautiful, romantic, and moving all at all once,” said Angel Corella, the ballet’s artistic director. “It’s wonderful to see our dancers truly immerse themselves in movement that creates poetry with their bodies, making this the perfect opening to our November program.”

The program will run at the Merriam Theater on:

Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m.


Petite Mort and World Premieres

November 8-11
Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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