[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Philadanco at Bryn Mawr 9/23 & Master Class 9/22
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Thu Sep 15 17:02:48 EDT 2016
Our hometown cultural treasure Philadanco will offer a one-time performance
to open this year's Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series
<http://www.brynmawr.edu/arts/series.html> . Celebrated for continual
innovation, virtuosity and fierce advocacy of African American dance
artistry, Philadanco performs on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8pm in the beautiful
Goodhart Hall. Full information is in the press release below. View a clip
of a Danco trailer here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoH6Cb4L1H8> .
You're also invited to a free Master Class, open to intermediate dancers at
4pm on Thursday, Sept. 22 in Pem Studio at Bryn Mawr College.
Hope to see you there!
Lisa Kraus, Performing Arts Coordinator
BRYN MAWR COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES PRESENTS PHILADANCO:
PHILADELPHIA'S "NATIONAL TREASURE" PERFORMS AN EVENING OF STUNNING AND
BELOVED DANCES AS PART OF THE 2016 FRINGE FESTIVAL
The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series announces an exciting season of
dance, music and theater kicking off with a Fringe Festival one-night-only
performance by Philadanco. Performances are held on the campus of Bryn Mawr
College, 101 North Merion Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA.
The season opens with Philadanco on Friday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the
beautiful McPherson Auditorium. The group's virtuosic, miraculously
versatile and blazingly energetic dancers return to Bryn Mawr for a program
of four works including Jawole Willa Jo Zollar's infectiously rhythmic Hand
Singing Song and the company's most beloved dance, Enemy Behind the Gates,
by Christopher Huggins. Rounding out the program are David Brown's Labess
with music by the Afro-Euro acapella women's vocal ensemble Zap Mama, and
Francisco Gella's Between the Lines.
Philadanco is celebrated for continued innovation, creativity, and its
strong advocacy of African-American artistry. A Philadelphia cultural
treasure for more than 46 years, the company continues its legacy of
breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides.
"Philadanco inevitably sets new standards for breadth of vision and
originality of expression. Showcasing choreographers passionately exploring
African American identity . . . Joan Myers Brown's versatile Philadelphians
are a magnet for creative risk and innovation." - Los Angeles Times
"Ms. Zollar's 'Hand Singing Song' has sassy women strutting on the balls of
their bare feet and men in berets giving the black power salute. As they
demonstrate handshakes and gestures used in the black community, the piece
becomes a clever historical digest of the black liberation movement." - The
New York Times
The five-program Performing Arts Series has regular and flex subscriptions
at $90 each, $75 for seniors. Tickets to individual events are $20, $18 for
seniors, $10 for students and Dance Pass holders or members of
dancephiladelphia.org, and $5 for children under 12. Single tickets for
Philadanco are available through FringeArts.com or Brown Paper Tickets, at
brynmawr.edu/arts/series.html or by calling 610-526-5210.
Info on travel and accessibility is below.
The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is a nonprofit organization that
presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves
the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a
nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its
many communities. Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO is
celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly
African-American traditions in dance.
Founded in 1970, PHILADANCO has a legacy of breaking barriers and building
bridges across cultural divides, consistently performing for audiences
representing an amalgamation of people from diverse communities. PHILADANCO
is recognized for its artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers and
TRAVEL AND ACCESSIBILITY NOTES
* For area and campus maps and directions, visit
* The address for Goodhart Hall for GPS is 150 North Merion Avenue,
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
* Parking lots are located at the college's Gateway Building at 801
Yarrow Street (Morris and Yarrow) and at the Campus Center at 816 New Gulph
Road. Accessible entrances are located on the right side of Goodhart.
* For accessibility issues or directions when the office is not
staffed, contact campus safety at 610-526-7911.
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