Philadelphia’s BalletX premieres new work by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa at The Mann Center – MAY 18 & 19
BalletX returns to the iconic TD Pavilion at the Mann after last June’s knockout debut for a two-show limited run featuring world premieres by Jennifer Archibald and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, alongside the return of a company classic: BalletX co-founder Matthew Neenan’s The Last Glass.
Spring Series is part of the Mann’s Picnic series. Audiences are invited to arrive early to enjoy live music, performances by BalletX’s Dance Fellows, and family-friendly dance classes and activities, while taking in unforgettable views of the city from the Mann’s incredible campus in Fairmount Park.
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is an award-winning and sought-after choreographer that has created works for over 70 dance companies around the world. A versatile choreographer, Lopez Ochoa creates regularly within the dance field but also for theatre, opera, and musical theatre. Her wide-ranging body of work includes short conceptual pieces, full-length narratives, and dance films. The Colombian-Belgian Lopez Ochoa completed her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp. After a 12-year long career in a number of European dance companies Annabelle decided in 2003 to focus solely on choreography. That same year she is hailed as the “rising star of the Dutch dance scene,” (NRC newspaper) and only 7 years later the Temecula Performing Arts Examiner wrote: “Ochoa is truly a masterful choreographer with an edge for what dance can and should be in this constantly changing industry.”