Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris, “the most successful and influential choreographer alive,” (The New York Times) celebrates the Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with his colorful and exuberant Pepperland. A smash hit at its Liverpool premiere, this full-length production features a score by composer Ethan Iverson that fuses the iconic songs you love with imaginative original compositions, all performed live by a unique chamber ensemble. “As ingenious as it is entertaining,” Pepperland shines with “high-spirited humor, eccentric charm, and a joyous musical sensibility,” (The Times) making it a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.

Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris, “the most successful and influential choreographer alive,” (The New York Times) celebrates the Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with his colorful and exuberant Pepperland. A smash hit at its Liverpool premiere, this full-length production features a score by composer Ethan Iverson that fuses the iconic songs you love with imaginative original compositions, all performed live by a unique chamber ensemble. “As ingenious as it is entertaining,” Pepperland shines with “high-spirited humor, eccentric charm, and a joyous musical sensibility,” (The Times) making it a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.

Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris, “the most successful and influential choreographer alive,” (The New York Times) celebrates the Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with his colorful and exuberant Pepperland. A smash hit at its Liverpool premiere, this full-length production features a score by composer Ethan Iverson that fuses the iconic songs you love with imaginative original compositions, all performed live by a unique chamber ensemble. “As ingenious as it is entertaining,” Pepperland shines with “high-spirited humor, eccentric charm, and a joyous musical sensibility,” (The Times) making it a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.

Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris, “the most successful and influential choreographer alive,” (The New York Times) celebrates the Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with his colorful and exuberant Pepperland. A smash hit at its Liverpool premiere, this full-length production features a score by composer Ethan Iverson that fuses the iconic songs you love with imaginative original compositions, all performed live by a unique chamber ensemble. “As ingenious as it is entertaining,” Pepperland shines with “high-spirited humor, eccentric charm, and a joyous musical sensibility,” (The Times) making it a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.

Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company – THE NUTCRACKER

The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company presents its 50th Anniversary of THE NUTCRACKER!

Come share in Clara’s magical dream on Christmas Eve as she joins The Nutcracker to duel the mighty Mouse King, then travels into the sparkling Kingdom of Snow and onto the enchanted Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns over dazzling dancers from around the world. Ring in the Christmas season with the timeless classical music of Tchaikovsky as heard at the first Nutcracker of 1892 in Imperial Russia.

With over 50 dancers, professional guest artists, lavish costumes, and beautiful scenery, this is a spectacular yet affordable family holiday experience that is guaranteed to ignite your spirits and warm your hearts!

Cost: $20 for Adults & $15 Children under Twelve
Note: Masks are required at this venue.

Tickets & Information: Starting Saturday November 27, 2021 at https://www.svrdc.org/

Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company – THE NUTCRACKER

The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company presents its 50th Anniversary of THE NUTCRACKER!

Come share in Clara’s magical dream on Christmas Eve as she joins The Nutcracker to duel the mighty Mouse King, then travels into the sparkling Kingdom of Snow and onto the enchanted Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns over dazzling dancers from around the world. Ring in the Christmas season with the timeless classical music of Tchaikovsky as heard at the first Nutcracker of 1892 in Imperial Russia.

With over 50 dancers, professional guest artists, lavish costumes, and beautiful scenery, this is a spectacular yet affordable family holiday experience that is guaranteed to ignite your spirits and warm your hearts!

Cost: $20 for Adults & $15 Children under Twelve
Note: Masks are required at this venue.

Tickets & Information: Starting Saturday November 27, 2021 at https://www.svrdc.org/

Bigkid Dance – it’s better when you close your eyes

Bigkid Dance, a new contemporary dance company (community) in Philadelphia premiers their new evening length work ‘it’s better when you close your eyes’.

This work is a representation of dealing with anxiety and depression in isolation, nostalgia, fear of death and lingering on loss all while trying to move forward in life. We want to create a dance work that feels futuristic in its aesthetic while being rooted in authenticity of our experiences, memories and growing up. This work is choreographed by Mark Caserta in collaboration with the BigKid Artists.

Featuring Kira Shiina, Chip Alexandria, Miles Yeung, Emma Olivier and Roderick Phifer.

*Masks are REQUIRED.
Proof of full Vaccination is REQUIRED.

Thursday, December 16th 8:30pm Performance is SOLD OUT!!
Friday, December 17th 2pm Performance has a few tickets left!

Founded by Philly born and raised artist Mark Caserta, this new dance community/company approaches contemporary dance with a fresh blend of styles ranging from contemporary ballet to social and street dance styles to theater. Under the direction of Mark Caserta (previously Complexions Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and Camille A. Brown & Dancers), the company represents a high caliber of dance artistry while expressing the human condition whole heartedly. Bigkid Dance’s mission is to create work with love and humanity at the forefront in efforts to expand community and create more compassion in our society.

Pages to Pirouettes – The Nutcracker

An enchanting holiday tradition with a host of characters and dances, beautiful costumes and wonderful music. Come hear the abbreviated story and see the performance of The Nutcracker.

Temple MFA Dance Thesis Concert: Latina

Latina, a dance film by MFA in Dance candidate, Amelia Martinez, will be streamed online November 19th 2021. This film is a collaboration with cinematographers Chen-Yi Wu, June Wang, and animator Chia Hsien Lin. A Q&A will follow after the performance.

Latina is a thesis project choreographed by Amelia Martinez, that reflects her perspective on what it is like being Latina. She and her dancers, Tatiana Lawson and Kimberly Caccia Ravan, dance with yarn, braiding their unique stories together to create their own tapestry of entangled experiences. The dance consists of mostly modern movement combined with fiber arts. Animations by Chia Hsien Lin bring a whimsical touch to the film with beautiful colors and imagery. Film collaborators, Chen-Yi Wu and June Wang, capture the weaving bodies and yarn with a soft authentic vison.

Amelia Martinez is a modern dance artist who choreographs with yarn to explore recurring themes of femininity, Latinidad, and community. Currently she is pursuing an MFA in Dance degree from Temple University. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 2014 with a BA in Dance Performance and a minor in Psychology. Notable choreographies are Unravel Me for the Choreographers of Virginia Showcase at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Duality/Prayers of My People performed for Temple University’s Endings Showcase 2019.