Arts & Context: Christine Cox
Arts & Context
A Conversation with Christine Cox of BalletX
Christine Cox is Artistic Director and Co-founder of Philadelphia-based contemporary ballet company BalletX, whose charge is to innovate, experiment with, and reformulate classical ballet for the 21st century. At Duke, Cox joins Duke Dance professor Sarah Wilbur for a discussion touching on her career trajectory, her investment in cultivating literacy around contemporary ballet, and issues of access and representation in and around the art form. BalletX will offer two performances as part of their week-long residency at Duke, on the evenings of Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, in Duke’s Reynolds Theater. Tickets and info available HERE.
Free and open to the public. Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers. Arts & Context is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, and Pie Pushers. The BalletX residency is made possible, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The 2019/20 season’s “Ballet Futures” initiative is made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Christine Cox co-founded BalletX, America’s premier contemporary ballet company, with Matthew Neenan in 2005. The BalletX team has produced more than 78 world premiere ballets by 39 renowned and emerging choreographers to date, reaching more than 100,000 dance patrons. Under her leadership as Artistic & Executive Director, the company has…...Read More
Sarah Wilbur (Assistant Professor of the Practice/Dance) is a cross-sector choreographer and performance researcher who studies arts labor, economies, and institutional support principally in a US context. She brings a cross-sector field orientation to bear on her academic research, including over twenty years of experience working within the cultural economies…...Read More