Hylton Performing Arts Center, Jacquemin Family Foundation Rehearsal Hall


Speaker/Host: Dance Company Members

The Philadelphia Dance Company, better known as PHILADANCO!, is widely recognized for its artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers, and electrifying performances. Formed in 1970 by Joan Myers Brown, a barrier-breaking African American ballet dancer, PHILADANCO! launched to provide artistic opportunities and nurture the talents of Black dancers denied places in local dance companies. Join two company members for a class about the history of the company along with a discussion of the repertoire that will be part of their Hylton Presents performance on March 15. This class will also include gentle movement for those who wish to participate.  Comfortable clothing is recommended.

The Philadelphia Dance Company?(PHILADANCO!) is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and cultivates the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO! ?is celebrated for its innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance.? 

With its home-base on Philadanco Way in University City/West Philadelphia, PHILADANCO!? also provides one of the nation’s most innovative and successful dance training programs. A myriad of company support systems and intensive training enable dancers to hone their talent and refine their technical skills. Often described as “a brilliant mix of miracle of skill, energy and artistry,” “fascinating and thrilling,” and performers with? “virtuoso?physicality,” PHILADANCO!? dancers are among the best in the world.? More information can be found on their website: www.philadanco.org

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit lli-manassas.org