Dance

Let ‘im Move You: This is a Formation

Jumatatu M. Poe and Dallas-based J-Sette artist Donte Beacham present Let ‘im Move You: This is a Formation. Featuring a gender-diverse cast of Black performers, this new dance work addresses choreographic, emotional, and spiritual forms present within J-Sette and other Black, queer dance vocabularies.With live-constructed music and media design, This is a Formation confronts historic imaginations and limitations of: art institutions centering White aesthetics, and outdoor spaces within predominantly Black neighborhoods. Culminating a 7-year collaboration, jumatatu and Donte propose both real and imaginary possibilities of Black performing humans organized in assembly.

Bill Shannon’s Touch Update

Known for creating groundbreaking choreographies that explore the social constructions that surround disabled bodies, Bill Shannon’s latest work combines movement, wearable projection technology and video installation to explore the significant and often subtle implications of physical human contact in the digital era. Touch Update “reverse engineers” Shannon’s virtuosic technique for dancing on crutches, as he dissects and dismantles the multiple online identities we create in order to mask and manipulate our lived experience.

Sajeeva: A Unique and Innovative Bharatanatyam Choreography

Three Aksha presents Sajeeva, an evening of Bharatanatyam by the legendary Prof. C.V.Chandrasekhar. Showcasing some of the finest and most innovative Bharatanatyam technique, Sajeeva takes the classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam and makes it contemporary within its own vocabulary

Tamagawa Taiko Drum & Dance Troupe

Rooted in ancient Japanese tradition, Tamagawa’s high-energy performances have garnered competitive awards in Japan as well as rave reviews in the states. Tamagawa’s nearly thirty drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University take the stage in a visual and audio spectacle to light up audiences of all ages. The group is led by a great Kabuki-dance master, Isaburoh Hanayagi.

49th Annual Dance with the Bride

Join us for our annual Dance with the Bride gala as we celebrate our 49th anniversary and our vision for the future! This special evening features a feast, open bar, silent auction, raffle, as well as live music and performances. This is one celebration you definitely won’t want to miss.

Breath, Sound, Dance

This workshop is an exploration in movement from an Africanist point of view that utilizes breath and sound and with time, will venture into personalized …

Healing in Verse and Motion

This presentation is the culminating performance of a group of extraordinary young artists brought together by Philadelphia’s Youth Emergency Services.

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Led by Shannon Murphy, MVMNT <source> is a dance and Franklin Method Intensive. The Franklin Method, named after movement educator Eric Franklin, uses Imagery, experiential anatomy, and movement, …

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