Rennie Harris: Lifted

Rennie Harris, “the most brilliant hip-hop choreographer in America,” (The New Yorker) returns with the Philadelphia premiere of LIFTED. This evening-length, hip-hop theatre production merges the rhythms of house music with the moving vocals of a live gospel choir to explore community and spirituality through dance. Loosely based on the story of Oliver Twist, LIFTED follows a young black man from trouble to triumph as he is ultimately saved by his church family. “Joyous music and dance” (The Chicago Tribune) abound in this epic, hip-hop narrative.

Rennie Harris: Lifted

Rennie Harris, “the most brilliant hip-hop choreographer in America,” (The New Yorker) returns with the Philadelphia premiere of LIFTED. This evening-length, hip-hop theatre production merges the rhythms of house music with the moving vocals of a live gospel choir to explore community and spirituality through dance. Loosely based on the story of Oliver Twist, LIFTED follows a young black man from trouble to triumph as he is ultimately saved by his church family. “Joyous music and dance” (The Chicago Tribune) abound in this epic, hip-hop narrative.

Rennie Harris: Lifted

Rennie Harris, “the most brilliant hip-hop choreographer in America,” (The New Yorker) returns with the Philadelphia premiere of LIFTED. This evening-length, hip-hop theatre production merges the rhythms of house music with the moving vocals of a live gospel choir to explore community and spirituality through dance. Loosely based on the story of Oliver Twist, LIFTED follows a young black man from trouble to triumph as he is ultimately saved by his church family. “Joyous music and dance” (The Chicago Tribune) abound in this epic, hip-hop narrative.

Dorrance Dance

Tap superstar and MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance is “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today.” (The New Yorker) In this Penn Live Arts debut and Philadelphia premiere, tap dance meets holiday favorites from The Nutcracker Suite,* boasting boogies, slides, struts and dives into Duke Ellington’s intoxicating interpretation of the Tchaikovsky classic. Get ready to enter a world of jazz, swingin’ syncopation and vernacular sugar, persuading us all to be a little more soulful this holiday season.

“Dorrance is a virtuoso, both as a dancer and choreographer,” who “pushes the boundaries of tap while exposing its true nature: that it is music.” (The New York Times)

Dorrance Dance

Tap superstar and MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance is “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today.” (The New Yorker) In this Penn Live Arts debut and Philadelphia premiere, tap dance meets holiday favorites from The Nutcracker Suite,* boasting boogies, slides, struts and dives into Duke Ellington’s intoxicating interpretation of the Tchaikovsky classic. Get ready to enter a world of jazz, swingin’ syncopation and vernacular sugar, persuading us all to be a little more soulful this holiday season.

“Dorrance is a virtuoso, both as a dancer and choreographer,” who “pushes the boundaries of tap while exposing its true nature: that it is music.” (The New York Times)

Dorrance Dance

Tap superstar and MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance is “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today.” (The New Yorker) In this Penn Live Arts debut and Philadelphia premiere, tap dance meets holiday favorites from The Nutcracker Suite,* boasting boogies, slides, struts and dives into Duke Ellington’s intoxicating interpretation of the Tchaikovsky classic. Get ready to enter a world of jazz, swingin’ syncopation and vernacular sugar, persuading us all to be a little more soulful this holiday season.

“Dorrance is a virtuoso, both as a dancer and choreographer,” who “pushes the boundaries of tap while exposing its true nature: that it is music.” (The New York Times)

Dorrance Dance

Tap superstar and MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance is “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today.” (The New Yorker) In this Penn Live Arts debut and Philadelphia premiere, tap dance meets holiday favorites from The Nutcracker Suite,* boasting boogies, slides, struts and dives into Duke Ellington’s intoxicating interpretation of the Tchaikovsky classic. Get ready to enter a world of jazz, swingin’ syncopation and vernacular sugar, persuading us all to be a little more soulful this holiday season.

“Dorrance is a virtuoso, both as a dancer and choreographer,” who “pushes the boundaries of tap while exposing its true nature: that it is music.” (The New York Times)

Koresh Artist Showcase

The Koresh Artist Showcase is an initiative that was created to give local, emerging talent a platform to present their work as well as give the community a chance to discover new artists and new styles of dance. As such, each showcase presents work by a diverse group of artists who in turn are given the opportunity to perform and connect with a wider audience in an intimate setting.

Come see an exciting program that will keep you at the edge of your seat. We are excited to be presenting work by…

PINK HAIR AFFAIR
Liza Heeler
Emily Pietruszka
4thrightdance
Ashley Suttlar Martin
Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company
Kathak Dance Collective KDC
Yu.S.Artistry, Yuki Ishiguro
Esmae Stillman
Jim Bunting Dance Company
Trey Singletary
Koresh Youth Ensemble

Koresh Artist Showcase

The Koresh Artist Showcase is an initiative that was created to give local, emerging talent a platform to present their work as well as give the community a chance to discover new artists and new styles of dance. As such, each showcase presents work by a diverse group of artists who in turn are given the opportunity to perform and connect with a wider audience in an intimate setting.

Come see an exciting program that will keep you at the edge of your seat. We are excited to be presenting work by…

PINK HAIR AFFAIR
Liza Heeler
Emily Pietruszka
4thrightdance
Ashley Suttlar Martin
Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company
Kathak Dance Collective KDC
Yu.S.Artistry, Yuki Ishiguro
Esmae Stillman
Jim Bunting Dance Company
Trey Singletary
Koresh Youth Ensemble

Koresh Artist Showcase

The Koresh Artist Showcase is an initiative that was created to give local, emerging talent a platform to present their work as well as give the community a chance to discover new artists and new styles of dance. As such, each showcase presents work by a diverse group of artists who in turn are given the opportunity to perform and connect with a wider audience in an intimate setting.

Come see an exciting program that will keep you at the edge of your seat. We are excited to be presenting work by…

PINK HAIR AFFAIR
Liza Heeler
Emily Pietruszka
4thrightdance
Ashley Suttlar Martin
Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company
Kathak Dance Collective KDC
Yu.S.Artistry, Yuki Ishiguro
Esmae Stillman
Jim Bunting Dance Company
Trey Singletary
Koresh Youth Ensemble