Accomplished Artists presented by Nickerson-Rossi Dance

In the “Accomplished Artists” performance, Nickerson-Rossi Dance (NRD) is ecstatic to welcome the classics of ballet and modern, to the innovation of contemporary dance and movement through 6 professional dance companies and choreographers who are internationally and nationally renowned.

Companies & Choreographers featured:
10 Hairy Legs
Christian Denice
Catherine Cabeen – Hyphen
PA Ballet II
Nickerson-Rossi Dance
Vertical Shadows

NRD does it again. They are now bringing their outstanding festival originated in Palm Springs, California to the city of Philadelphia! This is one of NRD’s most fabulously mixed genre showcase of professional dance matched with comprehensive educational programming.

Let NRD take you on a whirlwind tour of their new powerful and poignant dance.

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

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!

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!

Beyond Reach

The seniors of Temple University’s Dance Department of the Boyer College of Music and Dance will present their senior concert: Beyond Reach. Beyond Reach is an hour long show that will feature works choreographed by B.F.A candidates, Tanaisha Alvis, Peyton Bellman, Erica DeProspo, Keri Lushefski, and Cierra Woods.

The five works presented are in a range of styles and movement genre, including modern and contemporary. The works that will be presented include “Find Your Voice”, “My Last Memory”, “Engaged”, “Parallel Loss” and “R E C O N N A I S S A N C E”.

In the Dance B.F.A program at Temple, students become versatile performers and artists which will be showcased in the works presented. This show has been produced, choreographed, and marketed by seniors Tanaisha Alvis, Peyton Bellman, Erica DeProspo, Keri Lushefski, and Cierra Woods.

MoDa Presents: An Alice Preview

What if Alice wasn’t a child having a dream,
what if she was an adult experiencing the collision of
reality, aspirations & nightmares?

We all chase something.
What is your White Rabbit?

7:30pm – Ambient entertainment & refreshments. Wine & hors d’oeuvres by donation.

8:00pm – MoDa presents 30 minutes of new work that will culminate into an evening length show in 2020.

8:30pm – Q & A, personal or anonymous feedback encouraged.

Dancers:
Amalia Colon-Nava, Amanda Connor, Allie Gee, Adrienne Krause, Casey Lambert, Nataly Morales, Christine Morano, Stephanie Stevens, Harlee Trautman

Works choreographed by: The dancers of MoDa & Melissa Rector

Ambient Artists: TBA

Poster Image by Rebecca Barger Photography from 7Textures’s The Ghostly Circus

Beyond Reach

The seniors of Temple University’s Dance Department of the Boyer College of Music and Dance will present their senior concert: Beyond Reach. Beyond Reach is an hour long show that will feature works choreographed by B.F.A candidates, Tanaisha Alvis, Peyton Bellman, Erica DeProspo, Keri Lushefski, and Cierra Woods.

The five works presented are in a range of styles and movement genre, including modern and contemporary. The works that will be presented include “Find Your Voice”, “My Last Memory”, “Engaged”, “Parallel Loss” and “R E C O N N A I S S A N C E”.

In the Dance B.F.A program at Temple, students become versatile performers and artists which will be showcased in the works presented. This show has been produced, choreographed, and marketed by seniors Tanaisha Alvis, Peyton Bellman, Erica DeProspo, Keri Lushefski, and Cierra Woods.

Beyond Reach

The seniors of Temple University’s Dance Department of the Boyer College of Music and Dance will present their senior concert: Beyond Reach. Beyond Reach is an hour long show that will feature works choreographed by B.F.A candidates, Tanaisha Alvis, Peyton Bellman, Erica DeProspo, Keri Lushefski, and Cierra Woods.

The five works presented are in a range of styles and movement genre, including modern and contemporary. The works that will be presented include “Find Your Voice”, “My Last Memory”, “Engaged”, “Parallel Loss” and “R E C O N N A I S S A N C E”.

In the Dance B.F.A program at Temple, students become versatile performers and artists which will be showcased in the works presented. This show has been produced, choreographed, and marketed by seniors Tanaisha Alvis, Peyton Bellman, Erica DeProspo, Keri Lushefski, and Cierra Woods.

Burgundy Blue Dance Presents Heaven & Hell

Burgundy Blue Dance Presents….Heaven & Hell. An expression of dances on religion, life, loss, and love. Come see Burgundy Blue Dance’s first self-produced show!

Burgundy Blue Dance Company is a Contemporary/Jazz Company based in the Philadelphia area founded by Director and Choreographer Sevon Wright.  The company is full of an eclectic group of talented dancers from Philadelphia’s own backyard. Burgundy Blue Dance Company strives to create dance concepts that are meaningful and engaging, with messages that all of our audiences can relate to. Burgundy Blue Dance Company looks forward to future endeavors and new opportunities to perform, create, and inspire.