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.

Radio Report:

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.

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