At the ripe old age of 4, I let my mother know that I was unable to go back to ballet class because “my feet were tired”. With the logic only a 4-year old can understand, I opted for competitive gymnastics. At one point, maybe around 10 years of age, I recall my entire team took ballet once a week (we practiced 4 days a week) to give us more instruction on poise and grace. Apparently, six years made a difference to me because I loved the fluidity of ballet, as well as how I could apply it to my love of another sport. While I can no longer do many of the gymnastics I was trained to do, I can still stand in “position” and feel my entire body line up properly just by doing so.
So, why the insight into my short-lived career with ballet? Well, if you ever had a glimpse of what ballet offers, or just love the way a ballerina’s body moves, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts has a great show in store for you to check out. A collaboration between The Wilma Theater and BalletX (a Philadelphia -based company) have joined together to “present a collaborative piece inspired by Guillaume Apollinaire’s The Mammaries of Tiresias: Proliferation of the Imagination. The piece reinterprets Apollinaire’s groundbreaking surrealist theater through an interdisciplinary, multimedia work incorporating ballet choreographed by Matthew Neenan, spoken text, video, and original music.” And, The Wilma Theater is a 300-seat venue, so you are definitely right in the mix for this experience.
The Wilma Theater
265 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5659
Price: $25.00-$35.00 (student or senior discounts may be available)
Purchase Tickets: http://pifa.org/events/980191015
If you are interested in kid-friendly events taking place during PIFA, you can find those listed HERE.
*DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post. Stay tuned as Montgomery County Moms explores the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts through May 1st. Images courtesy of PIFA.