olive DANCE THEATRE
Fri-Sat, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 | 8pm
$20 in advance/$25 day of show
20% off for patrons in our Ticket Discount Program. Program members/Crush Card Holders CLICK HERE to SIGN IN and get the appropriate price. You will be directed back to this page for purchase.
*The Friday performance is SOLD OUT. Tickets still available for the Saturday Oct. 1 performance*
Read their feature story in the Philadelphia City Paper HERE.
“Stepping toward hip-hop’s serious side…oDT used this movement language to tell complex stories.”—The Washington Post
“olive Dance Theatre abstracts the hip-hop vocabulary, loosening it from its usual musical moorings…it was exhilarating.”—Dance Magazine
“If this is where hip-hop is going, hold on tight for the ride.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
olive Dance Theatre revisits the moral terrain and perspectives surrounding the MOVE confrontations in Philadelphia circa 1978. Inventive dance choreography including hip-hop breaking is used to explore each dancer’s personal struggle with the subject. Dynamic dance movements and challenging social history, set to an eclectic soundtrack featuring soul, folk and hip-hop music, come together for a thrilling and thought-provoking evening of dance theater.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund for MetLife Foundation.