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BalletFleming’s Alice in Wonderland at the Painted Bride Arts Center


BalletFleming, together with dancers from the Philadelphia area and the Tricia Sloan Dance School, presents an original ballet adventure choreographed by former New York City Ballet dancer and world-acclaimed choreographer Christopher FlemingFollow Alice down the rabbit hole as she meets the weird and wonderful characters of Wonderland – have tea with the Mad Hatter, play treacherous croquet with the Queen of Hearts and meet a White Rabbit who leads her all the way!

Featuring three performances at the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA, Alice in Wonderland is the first event in a new partnership between this venue and BalletFleming. Christopher Fleming goe on to state, I am “thrilled to partner with the Painted Bride to expand the BalletFleming to a whole new audience in and around the Philadelphia area. While we have worked with the Tricia Sloan Dance School for some time, most recently in December’s performances of The Nutcracker at the Scottish Rite, this new partnership will allow us to continue to bring new, exciting works to one of the area’s best and most beloved theatres.”


Performances are Saturday, May 18 at 4:00pm and May 19  at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Tickets are $25 each, available through the Company’s website: www.balletfleming.org or by calling the Studio: 215-454-2858. The Painted Bride Arts Center is located at 230 Vine St in Philadelphia, PA.

The goal of BalletFleming is to inspire, engage, entertain and educate the public through the works of its Artistic Director, Christopher Fleming. Established in 2010, the company is guided by this purpose in its performances, teaching, outreach activities and commitment to the community. In creating works by choreographer, writer and director Christopher Fleming, we will explore innovative approaches to storytelling, musical theatre and symphonic expositions. By drawing upon the emotional and artistic inspirations of movement, music and drama to bring that to life, we produce dance that is visually striking, innately musical and inherent to the human condition and our deepest of realms of expression.


- Steven Weisz

Founder & Editor
While not a dancer himself, Weisz’s love for the arts and dance started as a child growing up in New York City. With parents, who were strong supporters of the arts and part of a community with an incredible array of notable artists in music, dance, theater and fine arts, Weisz’s access and affinity for the performing arts took root. Upon attending college in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania in the mid 70’s, Weisz started performing as a puppeteer, magician, juggler and fire eater as a means of supplementing his income. This soon grew in to what became Rainbow Promotions Inc., one of the largest entertainment and special events producers in the region. It was here that he began to promote and book dance for major events throughout the city. Many of the dancers he worked with in the early days of his company are now major choreographers in Philadelphia. At the same time, Weisz’s interest in computers and the early developments of what is now known as the Internet, led him to also start another company, Delaware Valley On Line, which became one of the first regional ISPs. It was this combination of event production, internet development and event marketing that led him to examine the use of the internet as a means to promote the arts. Dance continued to be a major interest for Weisz and in 2005 he founded PhiladelphiaDANCE.org as a major online resource to promote dance in the city. It was soon after that the Dance Journal was also founded as a way to provide an outlet for writing on a range of topics that encompass the ever growing and emerging dance community in the region. Weisz continues to run both PhiladelphiaDANCE and The Dance Journal on purely a voluntary basis with no income derived from any of his projects. He is also the Artistic Director of Graffito Works, a unique platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.

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