Dance

7th Annual K-NOW Festival

The Won Institute and Korean Culture Foundation present a celebration of contemporary Korean arts and culture at the seventh annual K-NOW Festival.

Philly Nutt Crak-Up 2017

By popular demand, ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is back at Painted Bride for another season of sheer entertainment. Join the infamous Rappin SugarPlum Fairy, battling Hip Hoppin Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne, as they are sure to amaze audiences with this  “nutty” take-off of the classic Nutcracker.

And Still they Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet

The history of Black Philadelphians in classical ballet dates back to the early 1930’s. In this in-depth panel discussion, dance icons Joan Myers Brown of Philadanco and Delores Browne of The New York Negro Ballet recount the early years as dancers. From training with trailblazers like Sydney King and Marion Cuyjet, to studying with World renown English choreographer Anthony Tudor, their stories are a master class on ballet, blackness, and how they intersect here in Philadelphia. Accompanying this illuminating talk will be a visual exhibit of portraiture by Eva Mueller.

Courtyard Dancers’ Facing East

“Facing East” celebrates the richness and diversity of Indian dance and music artists in Philadelphia. We move together to create something moving.

Almanac’s Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes

Almanac presents an updated version of its 2015 work Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes: absurd, intimate, heart-rending and breath-taking, Leaps defies categorization as self-impressed …

Dance with the Bride: Fool’s Night Out

This fundraiser will feature a magical, whimsical, mischievous evening with a feast, open bar and cocktails, auction, raffle, and dancing to the earth shaking rhythms of PhillyBloco.

The Body Wails, The Body Restores

Dancer/Choreographers Lela Aisha Jones and Vershawn Sanders Ward present a riveting series of performances weaving contemporary reflections on the race, womanhood, trauma, history, and their various intersections.

(IN)VISIBLE

Through the use of mix of playful satire and flowing movement, (In)Visible examines individual and collective ideas of identity as it pertains to culture, sexuality and race, and the life of paradoxes we all lead.

Danco’ on Danco’ 2016

The internationally esteemed Philadelphia Dance Company returns to the Bride for its annual Danco on Danco performance showcase shining the spotlight on its dance apprentice companies.

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