Contemporary dance project Waheed Works will debut BLACK ROSE on September 23rd at 7:30 pm at the University of the Arts – Gershman YGym (401 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19147). BLACK ROSE is a contemporary piece that combines modern, jazz, and ballet techniques. BLACK ROSE is a journey of love and all of the feelings associated with love including happiness, growth, loneliness, and sadness. It’s a tangled and complex series of circumstances that seem to connect to one another.
The performance is choreographed by Tommie-Waheed Evans, current Philadanco company member and Creative Director of Waheed Works. Evans has trained under the most world-renowned choreographers and institutions including the Ailey School, Debbie Allen, Matthew Rushing, Benoit-Swab Pouffer, and Eleone Dance Company. With BLACK ROSE, Evans aims to create a dramatic atmosphere that can take the audience through an emotional roller coaster through dance.
Tickets for BLACK ROSE by Waheed Works will be sold at the door, $20 for general admission and $10 for students with ID.
Waheed Works is a dance project conceived and directed by Tommie-Waheed Evans, a celebrated choreographer and master teacher. As a former member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and current member of Philadanco!, Waheed was guided by some of the industry’s biggest names prior to establishing his own company. Waheed Works’ philosophy is grounded in a mix of intricate ballet with a modern earthiness and infused with powerful, bold jazz moves constructed to bring to life a full range of human emotions that will leave you feeling uplifted.
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