Pennsylvania Ballet - Grace & Grandeur

The Merriam Theater

250 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Grace & Grandeur

by George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, and Christopher Wheeldon, music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Ludwig Minkus, and Franz Schubert
April 5, 2018 to April 8, 2018

Grace & Grandeur, evokes a sense of gilded glamor. George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations provides an unparalleled experience, complete with glittering costumes and challenging, beautiful choreography. Christopher Wheeldon’s For Four returns to the Philadelphia stage, an exciting piece that highlights the strength of Pennsylvania Ballet’s male dancers. Paquita, a romantic production with Spanish flair, rounds out this springtime program.

THEME AND VARIATIONS BY GEORGE BALANCHINE
MUSIC BY PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Balanchine’s tribute to the grandeur of ballet in Imperial Russia – an homage to the elegance of pure classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score.

PAQUITA BY MARIUS PETIPA
MUSIC BY LUDWIG MINKUS
This series of dances from the second act of the full-length ballet displays the solid technique and dazzling footwork required of female dancers.

FOR FOUR BY CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
MUSIC BY FRANZ SCHUBERT
This piece was created for four of the best male dancers in the world from four different schools of dance- including Artistic Director Angel Corella. Each movement demonstrates these styles of dance and highlights how men have taken their place in the ballet world.

Thursday, 05 April, 2018

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