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Philadelphia: Dance

Philadelphia Dance: Dance Around Philadelphia

Below are our Philadelphia Dance recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Philadelphia Art.

Ballet X

Ballet X, the Wilma Theater’s resident company, dances a contemporary take on classical ballet and is widely considered one of the most exciting companies in Philadelphia today – a group that explores movement by eliminating the restrictions of conventional ballet.

The company embraces collaborations with guest artists, which creates a captivating variety in its repertoire. Roger C. Jeffrey’s A Soliloquy among Many is an excellent example of breaking down the …more…

Headlong Dance Theater

HDT was founded in 1993 by David Brick, Andrew Simonet, and Amy Smith, all of whom collaborate with the company’s dancers to create witty, idiosyncratic, thoroughly entertaining, and thought-provoking work.

Using an encyclopedia of references for movement, HDT draws from ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, contact improvisation, release technique, theatre, sports, sign language, and other sources to create unique choreography for every one of the over 40 pieces they have in …more…

Koresh Dance Company

With its crisp, nuanced, and sensual style, the Koresh Dance Company is a Philadelphia favorite. It was founded in 1991 by Israeli born artistic director Ronen Koresh and his brother, executive director Alon Koresh. Ronen got his start performing with Philadelphia phenomenon Waves Jazz Dance Company in the 80’s and while his own choreography has gone far beyond the boundaries of jazz dance, the repertoire of sixty-odd works he has …more…

Miro Dance Theatre

Visually and mentally stimulating, Miro Dance Theatre is a fusion of contemporary dance and visual art designed to rewire how we see things. Using projected images, multi-screen video installations, documentary film, gallery installations, traditional and non-traditional story telling techniques, the spoken word, live bands, and a spectrum of diverse movement vocabulary, MDT prides itself on juxtapositions based on creative collaboration and a fearless perspective.

Founded in 2004 by …more…

Pennsylvania Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet was founded in 1963 with the help of a Ford Foundation initiative to set up and develop professional regional ballet companies. Enjoying immediate success both in New York and on national tour, it became the first ballet company in the country to offer year-round employment to its dancers. Pennsylvania Ballet has continued to enjoy critical success as it has grown to a total of 40 full-time performers serving …more…

Rennie Harris Puremovement

Founded in 1992, Rennie Harris Puremovement was created to chronicle the essence of hip-hop culture. The company’s dedication to exploring new ideas, creating work that deals with universal themes, and validating the significance of the art form itself has made RHPM one of the most exciting dance companies working today.

Harris, a leading hip-hop spokesperson as well as choreographer, was voted one of the most influential people in Philadelphia history …more…