Philadanco Dance Company

Friday & Saturday, August 9 & 10, 8:00pm

Advance Tickets: $45 general / $40 members / $10 students
Tickets at the Door: $50 general / $45 members / $10 students


The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) is celebrated for its innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Resident modern dance company for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and led by 2013 National Medal of the Arts recipient Joan Myers Brown. From contemporary ballet to modern genres, PHILADANCO! is a respected staple in the dance hub of Philadelphia.

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 electrifying performances. Philadanco has grown, since 1970, from a community arts organization based in West Philadelphia to a dance company celebrated throughout the world. Joan Myers Brown and her dancers are famed for innovative choreography, blending African American-based dance with ballet, jazz, and modern. Philadanco’s repertoire includes works by Talley Beatty, Ronald K. Brown, Donald Byrd, George Faison, and Gene Hill Sagan. The company premieres new productions and performs nationally and internationally, about 40 weeks each year.

“Philadanco’s dancers are a miracle of skill and energy. They work in a range of idioms most companies don’t even try to possess.” —Dance Magazine

“The company style…is visceral…fierce and sensuous by turns…elegant and ingratiating.” —New York Magazine

“Exuberant” —The New York Times