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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra



Jan 16, 2020
8:00 PM

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Pushing the limits of contemporary and traditional choreography, audiences will be inspired by an explosive range of styles and techniques, cultural origins and forms of dance.  This high-energy and cutting-edge performance will feature youth and collegiate performers from throughout the country.

Featuring works by:

YOUTH performers:

Baltimore DanceTech (Baltimore, MD)

Cass Technical High School (Detroit, MI)

CityDance DREAM (Washington, DC)

Collage Dance Collective Youth Ensemble (Memphis, TN)

Dallas Black Dance Academy’s Allegro Performing Ensemble (Dallas, TX)

Dance Dimensions (Forestville, MD)

Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, DC)

LaShelle’s School of Dance (Oak Park, MI)

Norma’s Academy of Dance (Fairburn, GA)

Renaissance High School Dance Workshop (Detroit, MI)

RestorationART (Brooklyn, NY)

Stivers School for the Arts (Dayton, OH)

Tri-C Creative Arts Dance Academy (Cleveland, OH)

COLLEGIATE performers:

Alabama State University (Montgomery, AL)

Howard University (Washington, DC)

The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

The University of Akron (Akron, OH)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)

West Las Vegas Arts Center (Las Vegas, NV)

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.

For more information please visit, https://www.iabdassociation.org/mpage/performances

Miller Theater

(Formerly Merriam Theater)

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


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