Most of the major dance companies take the summer off or go on tour, so this is a good time to discover festivals and smaller troupes. One exception is BalletX, which is gaining national attention but still performs in Philadelphia once a season. This summer, the resident company of the Wilma Theater is at the Prince in July while their home is being renovated. If you can’t wait, see them in Princeton this month. Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers (June 10, Christ Church Neighborhood House).
Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Amy Aldridge took her final bows at the Academy of Music Sunday afternoon, as she retired from the stage with the big smiles and humor that have made her an audience favorite for 23 seasons. Two by two, her fellow dancers, mostly in street clothes, walked on stage and placed single red roses at her feet as the audience gave her a standing ovation for more than 10 minutes.
Can’t sleep? Pennsylvania Ballet premiered a most delightful ode to insomnia in Matthew Neenan’s Somnolence on opening night Thursday at the Academy of Music for the company’s season finale program, Re/Action. But first there was disappointment: Principal dancer Amy Aldridge, who is retiring Sunday, would not be performing, nor would we see Balanchine’s pas de deux from Rubies, which Aldridge had been scheduled to dance with Alexander Peters.
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