Photos: Ballet X Parties in the Clouds
Last weekend I attended the First-Annual eXtreme Masquerade sponsored by Ballet X. Set at Top of the Tower’s 51st floor terrace. I think when Halloween falls on a Wednesday it just means 7 nights of Halloween Parties, I have a few more to get out this week so stay tuned.
I love a party full of creativity people with sexy, crazy, cool costumes,
but I was distracted by the view. 51 Floors above the City Streets, The Top of the Tower. I always loved parties that were held here where we could look out over the City, but now that the place has opened the
BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, unites
world-class choreographers with an outstanding company of professional
dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The
daring vision of its award-winning founders and artistic directors,
Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX challenges the boundaries of
classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving
rigorous technique. The Company is committed to producing new works of
the highest quality and integrity that bring the combined visions of
choreographers and dancers to life and cultivate in audiences a
collective appetite for bold new dance.
BalletX opens its new season with distinct collaborations, uniting
modern European and American choreography in a unique program featuring
two World Premieres by award-winning Philadelphia-based performance
artist Kate Watson-Wallace as well as internationally-celebrated
choreographer Mauro Astolfi, who makes his Philadelphia debut. The
program also includes the Philadelphia premiere of Switch Phase, a new
work created by Matthew Neenan, BalletX Co-Artistic Director and
Co-Founder, November 7-11 in residence at the Wilma Theater, 265 S.
Broad Street, Philadelphia.