Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Angel Corella is presenting world premieres by Yin Yue, Juliano Nunes, and Garrett Smith. There were some bumps on opening night, but the spirit of experimentation is welcome and the program worth seeing.
Even though it’s been three and a half years since Pennsylvania Ballet last danced "Don Quixote," it’s more polished this time around. There are a good many new dancers in the company, but most of the principal roles were danced by ones who were here the first time.
The program, called “Genesis,” was meant to honor three choreographers whose work spanned Philadanco’s history. But it also was a homecoming for four generations of dancers, both on stage and in the audience, all of whom trained under Joan Myers Brown, now 87.
Going into it’s 50th anniversary season, Philadanco has hired an interim executive director, artistic director Joan Myers Brown announced Wednesday night.Elgie Gaynell Sherrod will relieve Brown of one of her many hats, handling the organization’s business side and new strategic plan.