The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the World Premiere of Matthew Neenan’s Re-entry: May 27
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents its final livestream of the season, with the world premiere of come home by choreographer Matthew Neenan, Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m. This live event will be broadcast online to a remote audience.
Matthew Neenan began his dance training at the Boston Ballet School and with renowned teachers Nan C. Keating and Jacqueline Cronsberg. He then attended the High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts LaGuardia and the School of American Ballet in New York. From 1994 to 2007, Mr. Neenan danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet, where he danced numerous leading roles in the classical, contemporary and balanchine repertoire. In October 2007, he was appointed choreographer in residence at the Pennsylvania Ballet, where he has created 19 ballets. Mr. Neenan is also the co-founder of BalletX.
Mr. Neenan created a site-specific work, with come home taking place in spaces across the Annenberg Center, ultimately culminating on the stage of the Harold Prince Theater. The dancers are Telmo Moreira, Caili Quan, Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan and Michael Trusnovec.
Mr. Neenan said of the program: “The work come home focuses on the four dancers reexamining themselves as we begin to encounter life as it once was. As artists we were brought to a standstill and had to look for different ways to continue to exist in a world without a live theater performance. We have been isolated, and now we are reexamining who we were before with a whole new perspective.
The Annenberg Center’s spring 2021 digital season encompassed live-streamed performances with world premieres and Philadelphia debuts by top dance companies and outstanding jazz artists, collaborative music performances, and independent film screenings. Designed specifically for the digital stage, live performances are broadcast using state-of-the-art digital technology from the Prince or the Zellerbach Theater, incorporating live chat and ending with interactive discussions with creators and performers. The live streamed performances are available online for 48 hours after the start time for those who have purchased access.
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