PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Ballet’s newest production opened Thursday night, and runs through Sunday at the Merriam Theater, featuring a trio of high energy pieces on the bill.
The program, called Classic Innovations, features the work of three contemporary choreographers: Forsythe, Wheeldon and Tharp. Soloist Ian Hussey’s dancing in Twyla Tharp’s the Upper Room:READ MORE: Man Killed In Road Rage Shooting In Springfield Identified, Authorities Say
“It’s Philip Glass music, it’s high energy, lots of stuff that probably a lot of people haven’t seen or would expect from a normal classical ballet company, but there’s also a lot of classical ballet influence in it as well.”READ MORE: Here's How To Help Your Pet Stay Calm, Safe During Fourth Of July Fireworks
Hussey says the entire program will both surprise and entertain, even those who think they don’t like ballet:
“All three pieces are really, really high energy, very exciting. I don’t think anyone will be bored from ballet .”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Boys Choir Heads To Puerto Rico For First Trip Since Pandemic: 'It's Really Exciting'
Reported By Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio