Flying across cultures with BalletX

Flying across cultures with BalletX
Local News

By Melanie Wong

VAIL — Globalization has been a political and economic hot topic for decades, and Rosie Langabeer is bringing it to ballet. A New Zealand composer and performer, Langabeer has set U.S. and New Zealand history to music for “Sunset o639,” which will be performed by BalletX at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek on Saturday evening.Hosted by the Vail International Dance Festival, BalletX is a Philadelphia-based contemporary dance troupe. However, the troupe’s performance this year is a classical ballet in which dancers tell an epic and tragic story. This time, their story diverges from the star-crossed lovers common in ballet, …

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