Philadanco Takes the Wellin Hall Stage on Nov. 6

A dancer from Philadanco.
A dancer from Philadanco.
Hamilton College Performing Arts and the Mohawk Valley Dance Partnership presents Philadanco: The Philadelphia Dance Company, on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a pre-performance public workshop at 7 p.m. in Room 106 of the List Arts Center, just down the hall from Wellin Hall.

The Philadelphia Dance Company, affectionately known as Philadanco, has for more than three decades danced its way into the hearts of America with superlative technique, well-trained dancers and an exciting repertoire of choreography. The company is considered “One of Philadelphia’s cultural treasures” and was founded in 1970 by Joan Myers Brown. They easily move from the classical genre incorporating the music of Mahler, Bach and Ravel to the modern style of dance utilizing the contemporary rhythms of Prince, Wumni Olaiya, and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Philadanco has appeared throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, United Kingdom and the Caribbean, and with major orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Philadanco’s unique cultural gifts attract increasingly larger audiences in major settings like Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theater, B.A.M. and other important venues. Its repertory includes the works of world renowned choreographers such as Milton Myers, Elisa Monte, Ron K. Brown, to name a few.

Dance Magazine
writes, “Philadanco’s dancers are a miracle of skill and energy. They work in a range of idioms most companies don’t even try to possess... A company that can do more than just anything. It can represent the possibilities of human spirit through dance.”

This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. The Mohawk Valley Dance Partnership is comprised of representatives from Hamilton College, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and the Stanley Center for the Arts in Education Institute.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and MWPAI members, and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. For tickets or information, please call the Hamilton College Box Office at (315) 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.
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