SundanceX as a classically based contemporary/neoclassical ballet company in the Boston area. It was begun by David Sun to explore choreography inspired by music and dancers, having witnessed the transformative power of classical ballet. The creative process includes working in a collaborative process with dancers and musicians, with the understanding that together they can produce works that have an enhanced potency and vibrancy. This celebrates the group as well as the individual artist, with the aspiration to share the wonders and joy of classical ballet.
What began as a summer project quickly grew into a tightly interlaced group in 2012, and by 2014 gained non-profit 501(3)(c) status as a member of Boston Dance Alliance. It has successfully performed most recently at the 2018 Southern Vermont Dance Festival in Brattleboro. SundanceX has also danced often in the Greater Boston area, including four consecutive years in José Mateo's Ballet Theatre's Dance for the World Community in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA; in Newport, RI, at Island Moving Company's Great Friends Festival; and with Benjamin Briones' Round Table Festival 2016 in both NJ and at New York City's Gibney Studios.
”Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for – liberation.” Martha Graham