Whether it’s your first or 51st time seeing the Pennsylvania Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, there’s still magic in the air. The company opened the Nutcracker season Friday night at the Academy of Music, as delightful as ever. It’s a ballet with less serious dancing than most, but the acting and the children more than make up for it.
Performance dance is generally by and about the young, a profession dancers join in their teens or early 20s and retire from around 40. Young love is a very common theme. But BalletX explored the full circle of life when it opened its 12th season Wednesday night at the Wilma Theater, bringing back Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay, which he made for the company in 2013. Two dancers over age 75 join the 10 company members for this piece.
Having a home of one’s own is an achievement in the dance world — a sign that a company has achieved stability. BalletX, now in its 12th season, marks that milestone Tuesday with a groundbreaking scheduled for 3:30 p.m for its first permanent studio, at 1923 Washington Ave. The company expects the new studio to open this winter. It will be called the Center for World Premiere Choreography.
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