Newest Dance Press Releases for the Philadelphia Region
For eleven years, the dancers of MM2 Modern Dance Company have been wowing crowds at Grounds For Sculpture with their modern dance performances. They will be returning again on Sunday, May 4th from 12:00 Noon – 3:00pm for the opening of Seward Johnson: The Retrospective with improvisations inspired by the artist’s work and the periods he recreated. The program is free with paid park admission and is weather contingent. ...more
MM2 Modern Dance Company opens its 2014 season, BREATH, with four new works by choreographers Jessica Bryan, Jennifer Laucella, Alison Liney and Brianne Scott. This spring preview is on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 2:00pm at The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Tickets are $10 and available online at DanceBoxOffice.com or cash at the door. ...more
MUSA PARADISIACA- is a multi disciplinary evening- length performance directed by Marion Ramirez. It offers a sensorial landscape of body inclinations, spicy beats, chopped chords, undulating myths, local garlic, much play and more. Somewhere between fiction and the present moment, plantain feet are the main ingredient to be peeled, chopped, sauteed, melted, savored and shared with pride. Celebrating delicious experiences that are both pre-determined and improvised, this group of collaborators steep painful and sweet memories that are remembered, transformed and shared by the collective. ...more
Tangle Movement Arts presents Timelines, a dynamic dance theater show from Philadelphia’s innovative aerial artists. Tangle's nine-woman cast mixes traditional circus arts, like aerial acrobatics and tumbling, with dance, theater, and spoken word to present a highly kinetic meditation on female bodies in time. ...more
Ballet 180 will be staging a brand new ballet just in time for the holidays. The performance, A Charlie Brown Christmas, provides a fun alternative to the Nutcracker that audiences of all ages will enjoy. Performances will be held as part of West Chester’s Annual Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 7th at 4:00pm and 7:00pm at Fugett Middle School located at 500 Ellis Lane, West Chester, PA. Tickets for A Charlie Brown Christmas are available for purchase online through www.180dance.org. Admission is $30 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Group rates for 10 or more are available. ...more
SHARP is prepared to take its audience on an adventure through changes in perceptions. Not only is the company asking for the audience to allow their thoughts to possibly adjust, but also their bodies, as they are encouraged to switch seats at different times throughout the performance to experience different vantage points.
Composer Jason Andrew wrote original music for several sections of “Perceptions”. SHARP strives to bring together a company of strong dancers to perform work with a new vision. Their mission is to translate raw human emotion utilizing contemporary movement to connect the audience through individual interpretation.
SHARP Dance Company will be presenting “Perceptions” at the Christ Church Neighborhood House Theatre located at 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106. There are three chances to see the show with performances Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at 8pm as well as Sunday, November 24 at 3pm.
Performers in “Perceptions” include: Elrey Belmonti, Caroline Butcher, Joe Cicala, Sandra Davis and Kate Rast, Linnea Calzada-Charma with choreography by Steven Vaughn of Parson’s Dance Company and Diane Sharp-Nachsin and video by projection artist Lauren Mandilian Huot.
For more information on SHARP Dance Company and to order tickets for “Perceptions” please visit www.sharpdance.org. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for seniors/students with ID/Dance Pass Holders.
Photos: High Res photos are available upon request ...more
Roger Lee Dance's third concert series “The Fall” runs September 6th through 8th with three performances at The Performance Garage in Philadelphia, PA. The performances combine contemporary jazz dance with soulful music to create a memorable, uplifting, and entertaining experience for the entire family. This fall Roger Lee Dance introduces an all-new company of dancers, new music by resident music composer Danny Horowitz, a special guest performance by Introspective Movement Project, and four new works by founder, artistic director, and choreographer Roger Lee. ...more
Tangle Movement Arts presents Break/Drift/Resist, a dynamic circus-theater show from Philadelphia’s innovative aerial artists. Seven women climb ropes, spark chain reactions, catch each other, swing, slide, and crash. Tangle’s aerial acrobats ricochet from floor to ceiling in this performance inspired by the friction and warmth of a close-knit community. Break/Drift/Resist premieres Sept. 5-7 at Philadelphia Soundstages (1600 N. 5th Street), part of the Philly FringeArts Festival. ...more
Paoli, Pa – Contemporary ballet company, 180 Dance Company, will make its home in Chester County with the opening of Studio 180, a new school affiliated with the professional dance company. The school will open its doors to the public with a free opening reception on Friday, June 28th from 7-9pm at 17 S. Valley Road, Paoli, Pa. Reception guests can enjoy food from 320 Market Café, live music by Melody Pierce and Keith Zampino, and a performance by 180 Dance Company. Open house will be July 1, 2, 3 from 5-7pm. ...more
Merge Dance Studio, “Where Dance and Fitness Merge”, will be presenting their first annual recital on June 15, 2013 at 7:30pm at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. Merge Dance Studio’s students have been working hard all year on their dance technique which will be showcased during this performance. Dance styles to be performed include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern/contemporary, and jazz funk/hip-hop with the performance including dancers’ ages 3 years old to adult. This promises to be a fun performance for the whole family! ...more