Spring Series 2017
April 26-May 7
Cayetano Soto (2017 Choreographic Fellowship Mentor), Tommie-Waheed Evans (2017 Choreographic Fellow), Matthew Neenan


Praised for his “stunning originality” (The Huffington Post), Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto will bring his work Schachmatt to BalletX for a company premiere at Spring Series 2017. Known for his highly technical and intense choreography, Soto has premiered work at such companies as Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Ballet BC, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Soto will mentor BalletX’s 2016-17 Choreographic Fellow, Tommie-Waheed Evans, who has worked as both a principal dancer and artist-in-residence with PHILADANCO!. His work infuses jazz with classical dance, investigating themes of social justice and his own African-American culture. The company also welcomes the return of Matthew Neenan’s The Last Glass, which originally premiered on BalletX in 2010, and has since toured the country with performances most recently at the 2016 Vail International Dance Festival, World Music/CRASHarts at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and Portland Ovations, Maine. Taking inspiration from the wild street-parade sound of American indie-rock band Beirut, The Last Glass is a ballet that slowly awakens like a city, part mysterious pageant and part raucous celebration.

Learn more about the Choreographic Fellowship program and our 2017 Mentor and Fellow!

Photo Gallery: The Last Glass
Video Gallery: excerpts of The Last Glass
Show schedule
Wednesday April 26 8:00 PM
Pre-Show Q&A with Artistic Collaborators, 7:00pm
Thursday April 27 8:00 PM
Post-Show Q&A with Choreographers
Friday April 28 8:00 PM
Saturday April 29 2:00 PM
Saturday April 29 8:00 PM
Sunday April 30 2:00 PM
Sunday April 30 7:00 PM
Wednesday May 03 8:00 PM
Thursday May 04 8:00 PM
Friday May 05 8:00 PM
Saturday May 06 2:00 PM
Saturday May 06 8:00 PM
Sunday May 07 2:00 PM
The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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