Recognized internationally as a home for creation, innovation, and inclusion, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, BalletX, inspires human connection through extraordinary dance experiences. Hailed as an “epicenter of creation” by Dance Magazine and a “place of choreographic innovation” by The New Yorker, the trailblazing company makes its Harris Theater debut with a groundbreaking program that expands the vocabulary of ballet.

This mixed repertory program features the Chicago premiere of Jennifer Archibald’s Exalt, a dynamic fusion of traditional ballet and pulsating house music. Described as “sleek, lovely, [and] highly athletic” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Archibald’s choreography defies convention, infusing the grace of ballet with the energy of the club scene. Exalt embodies a vibrant synergy that captivates audiences with its daring exploration of movement and rhythm, standing as a testament to BalletX’s commitment to innovation and artistic excellence and inviting viewers to experience ballet in a thrilling new light. 

“This Philadelphia company … has vividly appealing, highly individual dancers. It’s easy to miss how meticulous they are in style — but impossible not to recognize their richness and immediacy.” — The New York Times
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