“Virtuosic, spiritually uplifting, and socially conscious” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), 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, PHILADANCO! works in “a range of idioms most companies don’t even try to possess” (Dance Magazine).
From contemporary ballet to modern genres, PHILADANCO! is a respected staple in the dance hub of Philadelphia, returning to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over 20 years. They bring a program that features work by Christopher Higgins, Gene Hill, and Ray Mercer.
Founder, Joan Myers brown discusses founding of PHILADANCO! in 1970 and how they continue to nurture the company’s predominately African American traditions in this PillowTalk.
Programming subject to change.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT PHILADANCO!
“If you like your dance virtuosic, spiritually uplifting and socially conscious, don’t miss PHILADANCO.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer
“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.”
“The company style…is visceral…fierce and sensuous by turns…elegant and ingratiating.”
New York Magazine
At Jacob’s Pillow: Jul 11 - Jul 15