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Sophie Needelman is a modern dance practitioner and theorist whose style is influenced by postmodern and contemporary dance concepts with an emphasis on release technique. Her dance training began in San Diego at the Envision Dance Conservatory and Eveoke Dance Theater where she was exposed to numerous artists and dance styles. It was here that […]

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A Philadelphia – based modern dance company that not only explores what is moving, but also why it’s moving and how it’s moving. Director, Kelly Adorno encourages dancers to reconnect with the natural movement of the body in order to portray honest, organic dance works. The SomaticMovers shift ideas from the mind to the body […]

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RealLivePeople explores human experiences through firsthand stories and unspoken gestures; we focus on the spaces between, the quick look away and the light tap on the shoulder. Our work strives to balance inventive, athletic movement with poignant and provocative interactions that resonate with an audience. We tackle our subject matter from multiple perspectives, bringing in […]

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Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Co.(AMM & DCO) is an experimental modern dance troupe based in Philadelphia, PA, founded in 1986 by artistic director Anne-Marie Mulgrew. The company consists of 5-7 core dancers, collaborating artists in mixed media, and additional community-based performers for large-scale works for concert stages, festivals and non-traditional sites. Fusing modern dance, theater, […]

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Leah Stein Dance Company strives to bring dance to a wide spectrum of people from diverse backgrounds, age groups and communities. Inspired by the physics of movement and the forces of nature, Artistic Director Leah Stein seeks to deepen and enliven a sense of place. The Company is a dynamic group of talented dancers who […]

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Sparks Dance Company (SDC) was founded in 1989 as Penn’s premiere dance company dedicated to both performing and to community service. The company, which is managed by undergraduate students, maintains a high technical level of many styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical, and character. In addition to weekly technique classes, […]

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New Formalism in Dance. Choreographer Nora Gibson presents contemporary concepts through a classical and architectural language. Fusing balletic idiom with post-modern sensibility, Gibson defies categorization while identifying the nexus between the mundane and the sublime.

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Chisena Danza was founded in 2008 by artistic director Melissa Chisena. Chisena Danza is a dance and production company that collaborates with many different artists to educate and inspire its audiences through the art form of dance and music. Melissa Caterina Chisena, originally from Pine Bush, NY, started her dance career at The New Paltz […]

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Dancefusion is a modern dance repertory company. We are dedicated to both the reconstruction of historic works from America’s rich record of modern dance, and the creation of innovative work. Dancefusion lives and relives the achievements of the past and explores new choreographic directions for the future by 1) reconstructing historic works; 2) introducing new […]

Group Motion observes and expresses the human experience through movement defining dance as a universal language, accessible to all. Each dance becomes a world of its own, created by original movement, image and sound language, transforming the stage into a ritual space to explore life’s mysteries and individual or collective journeys. The aim is to […]