Pennsylvania Ballet’s recent virtual production, “Resilience,” presented a skillfully curated collection of ballets, beautifully reimagined for film. Contemporary works by Dwight Rhoden and Christopher Wheeldon balanced the classical nature of George Balanchine’s “Allegro Brillante” (1956) and Angel Corella’s rendition of Marius Petipa’s “Raymonda Suite,” both of which were brilliantly executed. Yet it was Rhoden’s “And So It Is…” and Wheeldon’s “Polyphonia” that made “Resilience” exactly that—resilient.
Sterling Baca and Oksana Maslova in “Polyphonia” by Christopher Wheeldon. Photograph by Alexander Iziliaev