SHARP Dance Company Spring Home Season – 669
April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
SHARP Dance Company, a Philadelphia-based modern dance company, is pleased to announce their home season performance of 669 at the National Museum of American Jewish History. 669 premiered in 2017 at the Performance Garage to rave reviews.
669 was inspired by the story of Nicholas Winton, a man who saved 669 children from the Holocaust. The performance follows the stories of the parents who chose to give their children away in order to save them, the woman who was sent in as a spy and ultimately changed sides to help Winton, and the children themselves as they went on to live extraordinary lives and raise families of their own.
The evening will also contain several crowd favorites from the SHARP repertoire including “Blind Faith”, “Woman’s Story”, and “I Thought of You Again”
SHARP strives to bring together a company of strong dancers to perform work with a new vision. Their mission is to translate raw human emotion utilizing contemporary movement to connect the audience through individual interpretation. With a theory of “meaning behind movement”, which is shown prominently throughout their work, SHARP believes dance should be more than a performance, it should be an experience.
“They are a company with a heartbeat,” said Ashabi Rich for The Dance Journal. “They get the whimsical, the fantastical, the drama and imbue it with their all. SHARP packs a lot of great choreography and dance into a very enjoyable and fulfilling hour.”