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Jan 18, 2020
7:30 PM

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Mastering the works of Alvin Ailey, Katherine Dunham, Martha Graham, Lester Horton and so many others, these highly unique and respected companies define the Black dance aesthetic and continue to lead the field. Exploring the many forms, styles and techniques within dance, each company will present work that encapsulates the expression and voice from a diverse group of professional choreographers.

With performances from:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York, NY) -

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (Denver, CO) -

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (Dallas, TX) -

Dance Theatre of Harlem (New York, NY) -

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (Dayton, OH) -

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre (New York, NY) -

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) -

PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadelphia, PA) -

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company (Brooklyn, NY) -

Urban Bush Women (Brooklyn, NY) -

The International Association of Blacks in Dance in partnership with Philadanco! stages four dynamic dance presentations at the heart of THEN NOW NEXT. Dance artists and companies as well as ensembles affiliated with colleges, conservatories, high schools, professional companies, studios and universities share the Merriam stage over four days delivering the best that Black dance offers.  Please check out the offerings for all four days.

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Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102