Dancers use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin' Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this GrouponLive deal.
- BalletFleming’s After the Summer Sun
- Friday, September 19, at 7 p.m. or Saturday, September 20, at 3 p.m. or 7 p.m.
- Where: The Performance Garage
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees
- $13 for one general-admission ticket (up to $25 value)
- $25 for two general-admission tickets (up to $50 value)
After the Summer Sun
In After the Summer Sun, three works welcome autumn and issue a dynamic goodbye to ice-cream men before they go into hibernation. But these performances mark more than the start of fall—they also kick off BalletFleming’s fifth artistic season and celebrate the Philadelphia Neighborhoods Fringe Festival. Kicking off the show is the world premiere of choreographer Jenn Rose’s latest, which uses Guster’s song “Parachute” to juxtapose the thrill and fear of taking risks. Then Thomas Gant Jr.’s Echoes shares a vision thus far only brought to life by the Saltarium Dance Company. BalletFleming’s artistic director, Christopher Fleming, has choreographed the final chapter of the event—a world premiere rock-‘n’-roll ballet set to the music of Eric Clapton.
Lewis Carroll, The Who, and Edgar Allen Poe have something in common: Christopher Fleming. Their varied catalogs inspired new works from the dancer and choreographer, who has received widespread acclaim for his balletic take on classic stories. He brings that unconventional eye to his eponymous BalletFleming, where he helms seasons featuring world-premiere productions. But while the source material may range from Gothic literature to 1960s rock ‘n’ roll, the company’s mission remains the same: to stage visually striking, emotionally moving dance performances.
The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130Get Directions