Kate Mattingly on BalletX in the Classical Review

16 Feb, 2021

Kate Mattingly on BalletX in the Classical Review

BCNM alum Kate Mattingly wrote an article in the Classical Review on the Philadelphia-based ballet company BalletX and its online performances amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the article:

One obvious aspect of pandemic performances that’s both a benefit and an obstacle is watching dancing on a screen. It’s an advantage because it means we can connect from any distance with an internet connection (in this writer’s case, from Salt Lake City). Screens can also be challenging because it means that we’re watching editing and cinematography as well as choreography. BalletX met this challenge with a brilliant solution: choreographers worked with Daniel Madoff, a former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and now a film director and editor. Madoff worked individually with choreographers, and during the editing process, choreographers shaped how their work was presented. The results were stunning.

Read the rest of Kate's article here!