On Friday, Nov. 12, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, BalletX, performed at the Weis Center. Each of the four works brought a distinct style and dimension to the company’s work, allowing the audience to experience a truly engaging spectacle.
Although all of the works were beautifully choreographed, my personal favorite was Amy Seiwert’s It’s Not a Cry. In this piece, two company members danced to a musical rendition of Hallelujah. I thought the movement in this piece paired wonderfully with the song and told a moving story about yearning for love. The dancers moved seamlessly under the single white spotlight and were incredibly in sync with one another. It was lovely to see their connection and how each of their individual movements was meaningful in highlighting the relationship they portrayed.
In the other pieces, I enjoyed seeing the collaboration of a group of dancers on stage. The ensemble’s interrelation shined through and left the audience in awe.
–Katherine Leschner, Class of 2023