Pennsylvania Ballet ignites its season with a sizzling program featuring the company premiere of Roland Petit’s Carmen, October 21st through the 24th at the Academy of Music.
KYW’s Stasia DeMarco spoke with Artistic Director Roy Kaiser about this unique performance:
“Well there are a couple of things that make this different. The story line of the ballet does differ slightly from the opera. I won’t give that away, but the ballet just brings a whole different element of passion, I think, through the physicality.”
“It’s not being told with a voice. It’s all being told through physical movement. I think that that just adds a whole new level of storytelling that I think a lot of people can relate to.”
Carmen Triple Bill also includes Concerto Barocco by George Balanchine and Penumbra by Matthew Neenan, Pennsylvania Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence.
For more information, go to paballet.org.