Penny Saunders, winner of the 2016 Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship, joins us for her first world premiere on BalletX, after creating work on such companies as Whim W’him and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Saunders will collaborate with Rosie Langabeer, co-creator and composer of Sunset, o639 Hours, on the ballet’s score, to be performed live by Langabeer and guest artists. Matthew Neenan, recognized by The New York Times as “one of the strange originals of American ballet,” has hinted that his new Summer Series ballet will center around a mysterious dinner party and the marriage of language and movement. Neenan will mentor BalletX’s 2018 Choreographic Fellow, Andrew McNicol. Chosen for the Fellowship from a competitive pool of international applicants, McNicol has created work for The New York Choreographic Institute and is described as “talented beyond his years” by Ballet News.
The BalletX Choreographic Fellowship is generously supported by the Wyncote Foundation.