The versatility and adventurousness of BalletX's dancers and its leading lady, artistic and executive director, Christine Cox, are matchless. Cox has just helmed the company into its new studio. Built from the ground up over the last year, the Center for World Premiere Choreography went live last month in South Philadelphia, where hundreds of the city’s dancers live.
BalletX in Wubkje Kuindersma's “Yonder.” Photograph by Vikki Sloviter
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading
One would think that a dance inspired by the events of the January 6 insurrection—yes, a dance!—would not be the ideal stuff of theater, but the eight members of Laurie Sefton Creates (formerly Clairobscur Dance Company), succeeded in giving life to Sefton’s premiere “Herd. Person?”, while the dance, itself, was occasionally problematic.Continue Reading