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Pennsylvania Ballet: Carrying Tradition Forward

Alexander Iziliaev
Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancers Julie Diana and Zachary Hench in AFTER THE RAIN

Pennsylvania Ballet, this week, performs the penultimate program of its 50th-anniversary year. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the season reflects a philosophy that encourages innovation while building on tradition and the specific talents of the company.

Listen to back to a longer interview at the start of the 50th Anniversary year, when Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser talked about his programming philosophy with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Pennsylvania Ballet performs a program called Director's Choice - Thursday, May 8th through Sunday afternoon, May 11th at the Academy of Music.  It features The Accidental, which is a world premiere by choreographer Trey McIntyre, as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain, and Robert Weiss’ ballet Greig: Piano Concerto.