Sundays on Stage: Traditions of India

Combining fluid movement with complex melodies and rhythms, traditional Indian dance originated more than 2,000 years ago in Hindu temples. Artist Ramya Ramnarayan – in beautiful costumes and makeup – brings the art form to life, highlighting its role in the cultural and spiritual life of India.

This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers.

MERDE! the Competition and Performance

Out of the 100s that applied for “Merde, the Dancer Makers Moment,” the Nickerson-Rossi Dance (NRD) panel selected 7 professional companies / choreographers to present a dance work.

The audience will select their preferred work of the evening. The work chosen of higher interest will be commissioned by Nickerson-Rossi to premiere at the International Dance Festival in Palm Springs (California) 2021.

Finalist include:
10 Hairy Legs
Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD)
Yu.S. Artistry
Roxey Contemporary Ballet
Tristin Griffin Dance Company
Ann Corrao
MakensMove

The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble presents The Tapcracker

The Lady Hoofers are proud to present The Tapcracker, a full-length, all-tap version of the classic holiday favorite. Set to the music of both Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, The Tapcracker transports audiences to Paris, where an infestation of rats has thrown the city into chaos. Toy soldiers guard the Eiffel Tower, mice wreak havoc in the Metro, and frazzled chefs prepare for a feast at the magical palace of Versailles, featuring characters from the beloved Land of the Sweets. The Tapcracker will feature The Lady Hoofers’ First Company, Apprentice Dancers, and Youth Ensemble comprised of talented students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Philly Nutt Crak-Up

By popular demand, ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” will be in Manayunk for their first time with another season of sheer entertainment. Join the infamous Rappin SugarPlum Fairy, battling Hip Hoppin Railway Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne, as they are sure to amaze audiences with this “nutty” take-off of the classic Nutcracker. Philly Nutt Crak Up is based on an original rap song written by the SugarPlum Fairy herself. With her, you will travel to the Kingdom of Prussia and witness feats of theatrical entertainment including superheroes, dancing and performances by the Penn’s Angels and our very own Rocky with the South Street Rocky-Ettes. “Wonder Woman” will also return this year with super charged battling power to entertain you! “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is filled with references to local Philadelphia places, personalities, foods and skylines, combining comedy, hip-hop, jazz, modern and ballet dance creating a memorable event for our audience. Philly Nutt Crak-Up features the choreography of critically acclaimed Artistic Director Gail Vartanian as well as renowned hip hop artist from throughout the area. “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Dance Magazine, the City Paper, a feature segment on Channel 6 ABC’s Prime Time Weekly show, NBC’s 10 show and Channel 17’s Eye Opener segment. New acts, new faces! Fun for all ages, even your DAD. You don’t want to miss this one!

*Following the Sunday matinee, ContempraDANCE Theatre Company host the “Youth Regional Dance Festival”. (included with your ticket purchase). Pre-professional youth companies will perform on stage immediately following the Philly Nutt Crak-Up performance!

Philly Nutt Crak-Up

By popular demand, ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” will be in Manayunk for their first time with another season of sheer entertainment. Join the infamous Rappin SugarPlum Fairy, battling Hip Hoppin Railway Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne, as they are sure to amaze audiences with this “nutty” take-off of the classic Nutcracker. Philly Nutt Crak Up is based on an original rap song written by the SugarPlum Fairy herself. With her, you will travel to the Kingdom of Prussia and witness feats of theatrical entertainment including superheroes, dancing and performances by the Penn’s Angels and our very own Rocky with the South Street Rocky-Ettes. “Wonder Woman” will also return this year with super charged battling power to entertain you! “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is filled with references to local Philadelphia places, personalities, foods and skylines, combining comedy, hip-hop, jazz, modern and ballet dance creating a memorable event for our audience. Philly Nutt Crak-Up features the choreography of critically acclaimed Artistic Director Gail Vartanian as well as renowned hip hop artist from throughout the area. “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Dance Magazine, the City Paper, a feature segment on Channel 6 ABC’s Prime Time Weekly show, NBC’s 10 show and Channel 17’s Eye Opener segment. New acts, new faces! Fun for all ages, even your DAD. You don’t want to miss this one!

*Following the Sunday matinee, ContempraDANCE Theatre Company host the “Youth Regional Dance Festival”. (included with your ticket purchase). Pre-professional youth companies will perform on stage immediately following the Philly Nutt Crak-Up performance!

The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble presents The Tapcracker

The Lady Hoofers are proud to present The Tapcracker, a full-length, all-tap version of the classic holiday favorite. Set to the music of both Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, The Tapcracker transports audiences to Paris, where an infestation of rats has thrown the city into chaos. Toy soldiers guard the Eiffel Tower, mice wreak havoc in the Metro, and frazzled chefs prepare for a feast at the magical palace of Versailles, featuring characters from the beloved Land of the Sweets. The Tapcracker will feature The Lady Hoofers’ First Company, Apprentice Dancers, and Youth Ensemble comprised of talented students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble presents The Tapcracker

The Lady Hoofers are proud to present The Tapcracker, a full-length, all-tap version of the classic holiday favorite. Set to the music of both Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, The Tapcracker transports audiences to Paris, where an infestation of rats has thrown the city into chaos. Toy soldiers guard the Eiffel Tower, mice wreak havoc in the Metro, and frazzled chefs prepare for a feast at the magical palace of Versailles, featuring characters from the beloved Land of the Sweets. The Tapcracker will feature The Lady Hoofers’ First Company, Apprentice Dancers, and Youth Ensemble comprised of talented students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Philly Nutt Crak-Up

By popular demand, ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” will be in Manayunk for their first time with another season of sheer entertainment. Join the infamous Rappin SugarPlum Fairy, battling Hip Hoppin Railway Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne, as they are sure to amaze audiences with this “nutty” take-off of the classic Nutcracker. Philly Nutt Crak Up is based on an original rap song written by the SugarPlum Fairy herself. With her, you will travel to the Kingdom of Prussia and witness feats of theatrical entertainment including superheroes, dancing and performances by the Penn’s Angels and our very own Rocky with the South Street Rocky-Ettes. “Wonder Woman” will also return this year with super charged battling power to entertain you! “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is filled with references to local Philadelphia places, personalities, foods and skylines, combining comedy, hip-hop, jazz, modern and ballet dance creating a memorable event for our audience. Philly Nutt Crak-Up features the choreography of critically acclaimed Artistic Director Gail Vartanian as well as renowned hip hop artist from throughout the area. “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Dance Magazine, the City Paper, a feature segment on Channel 6 ABC’s Prime Time Weekly show, NBC’s 10 show and Channel 17’s Eye Opener segment. New acts, new faces! Fun for all ages, even your DAD. You don’t want to miss this one!

*Following the Sunday matinee, ContempraDANCE Theatre Company host the “Youth Regional Dance Festival”. (included with your ticket purchase). Pre-professional youth companies will perform on stage immediately following the Philly Nutt Crak-Up performance!

Pages to Pirouettes – The Nutcracker

Please join Pages to Pirouettes for the enchanting holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Listen to the abridged reading of the story and watch it come to life through dance! Follow the host of characters into the land of the sweets in beautiful costumes and listen to the wonderful music. At the conclusion of the performance, everyone will get a chance to dance!

Labyrinth Dance Company presents Winter Spectacular

This showcase is filled with dance performances by Labyrinth Dance Company and other local artists, studios, and companies. Come share your love for the arts with us! You won’t want to miss this amazing show!