Headlong Dance Theater is seeking four Philadelphia households to participate in This Town Is A Mystery, a groundbreaking new performance project that will premiere during the 2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. This unprecedented project will journey into four households, transforming each home into a theater and the household members into performers.
Join Omar Harrison of Kule Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble which preserves, presents and builds upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora.
He will be discussing the upcoming performance of Sacred Journeys, an uplifting celebration of faith and the human spirit. With new and revised selections from Kùlú Mèlé’s extensive repertoire of Afro-Cuban and West African dance, Sacred Journeys will inspire you to see the sacred in everyday life.
For its 7 year, Jaye Allison’s Philly TAP Challenge (PTC), honors Philadelphia’s rich history of cyclonic feet and rarely seen rhythmic talent, in a three day festival of tap dance, running Thursday, June 23 through Saturday June 25, 2011. Philly TAP Challenge is devoted to recognizing the treasures that Philadelphia holds for Tap, epitomized by such local legends as The Nicholas Brothers, The Condos Brothers, Baby Edwards, Honi Coles and LaVaughn Robinson.
The festival includes over 30 classes and workshops in tap and alternative rhythms by performing artists as well as a world renowned teaching staff. For those who prefer to simply watch, there are three nightly performances, including a Tap Jam, Amateur Showcase and the Philly TAP Concert. And to keep the rich history of tap alive in Philadelphia, there is a series of free lectures and presentations to the public.
Interview and convsersation with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, choreographer, writer, dancer and curator as he prepares for the upcoming The Gemini Show: An Evening of Daring Dirty Duets, on Thursday June 9 and Friday June 10th, at thefidget space in Fishtown.
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On May 13th & 14th, 2011, Underground DanceWorks and Monarch Dance Company team up to present an evening of world premieres and repertory favorites. Dance Talk Radio presents a live interview with Charles Tyson, Jr., Artistic Director of Underground DanceWorks as he gets ready to premiere “11”.