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PHILADANCO! Mixed Repertory

Sat, February 22nd, 2020
8:00 pm
- 9:30 pm

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“Daring, inventive movements ” – Philadelphia Inquirer

The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterSeries is excited to present one of the country’s leading modern dance companies. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, PHILADANCO!, founded by Joan Myers Brown, has since its inception been committed to the preservation of African-American dance traditions and opening of professional doors to Black dancers. This season the company has commissioned new works from PHILADANCO! alumni, all of which respond to an organizing message of social justice. Now 86 years old, Joan Myers Brown will be touring with the company and delivering workshops and lectures about her storied career. Brown received the 2012 National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama, who cited Brown for carving out “an artistic haven for African American dancers and choreographers to innovate, create, and share their unique visions with the national and global dance communities.” There will be a post-performance Q&A.

Tickets are $10/$3 students.

“Philadanco is proof that age is just a number…a dynamic evening of dance, the kind that not only dazzles the eye but enriches the soul and challenges the mind.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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. Inherent in their mission is a commitment to empowering youth with crucial leadership and development skills that facilitate achievement and success in the world of dance and everyday life.

Philadanco’s rep for the performance will be:


Choreographer: Ray Mercer

Music: Bongi Duma (original score) & John Powell


Choreographer: Anthony Burrell

Music: Darryl Hoffman, Max Richter



Choreographer: Thang Dao

Original Music by: John Levis



Choreographer: Christopher Huggins

Music: Steve Reich


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