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Philadelphia Ballet’s World Premiere of New Works for a New World, Feb 3-12

Philadelphia Ballet is pleased to announce the world premiere of New Works for a New World. This will be the company’s first world premiere featuring the work of renowned choreographers Alba Castillo, Juliano Nunes, and Andrew Winghart. Performances will run from February 3-12 at the Perelman Theater.

As we continue to face the challenges of the last couple of years, we have invited three esteemed choreographers to develop new works that reflect on this unique moment in history. These contemporary works promise to showcase three of today’s most promising choreographic talents – Alba Castillo, Juliano Nunes, and Andrew Winghart.

Alba Castillo is an award-winning female choreographer whose innovative and evocative works are emotionally rich and visually impactful, resulting in deeply moving performances. Castillo began her career as a choreographer in 2012 and has won numerous awards for her works at international choreography competitions (Copenhagen, Hanover, Beijing, etc.) Castillo has created original works for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (Netherlands) and OpeÌra National du Rhin (France), ith upcoming commissions for Philadelphia Ballet (USA), Ballet Bremerhaven (Germany), Theater St.Gallen (Switzerland), and Austinmer Dance Theatre (Australia).

Juliano Nunes is an accomplished choreographer. In 2017 he created Back Forward Back for Ballet Flanders, which he presented the same year at the 31st International Competition for Choreographers Hanover. Nunes has gone on to receive critical acclaim for his own choreography and has created pieces for the Royal Ballet in London, Nederlands Dans Theatre 2, Acosta Danza, Philadelphia Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, Ballet Zürich Opera House, Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Staatstheater Hannover, Origen Festival Cultural, and Teatro San Carlo. Nunes has also contributed choreography for the hit Netflix series “Tiny Pretty Things.”

Andrew Winghart is a versatile choreographer and director known for unique and high-energy compositions. He’s created live performances for The Academy Awards, Cirque du Soleil, and numerous world pop tours, collaborating with popular music artists such as Lorde, Solange, Billie Eilish, Muse, and Khalid. His work has been recognized by the Criterion Collection, Sundance Film Festival, and SXSW, among others.

“It is thrilling that year-upon-year the Philadelphia Ballet has been able to include a program of world premieres within our season,” says Artistic Director Angel Corella. “Having three choreographers from different corners of the world creates an electrifying atmosphere, not only because they make beautiful ballets that enrich our repertoire, but because the demands of their diverse styles push our dancers to develop as unique artists. This annual program of world premieres is what creates the identity of the Philadelphia Ballet. Please join us as we create New Works for a New World.”

New Works for a New World opens Thursday, February 3 at the Perelman Theater at 260 South Broad Street. Purchase tickets online at or call Ticket Philadelphia at 215-893-1999. Ticket prices start at $50.

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