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The Jewel Box Series and the Ruth Page Dance Series present

Philadanco

The Philadelphia Dance Company

Friday, October 21, 2016
7:30 p.m.

(free preview performance for students on Friday at 10 a.m.)
NEIU Auditorium

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Program

BETWEEN THE LINES
Choreographer: Francisco Gella
“Between the Lines” is a work that was created and inspired by the architectural drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright who himself was inspired by Beethoven’s lush compositions.  Wright often stated that whenever he listened to Beethoven’s music he saw movement and design.  The dance illustrates a certain architectural flare with more than a hint of romanticism while drawing influences from choreographic legend Gene Hill Sagan and the classical idiom.

A MOVEMENT FOR FIVE
Choreographer: Dawn Marie Bazemore
Section I: The Breakdown
Section II – For Five
Section III – Exoneration?

Inspired by the events surrounding the “Central Park 5”, this piece aims to uncover the structure of a community and socio-political system that failed to protect the lives of five innocent young boys living in Harlem in 1989.
"You can forgive, but you won't forget. You can’t forget what you lost. No money can ever bring that time back.” Kharey Wise (Ken Burns, David McMahon, Sarah Burns, documentary, “The Central Park 5”, 2012)

FOLDED PRISM
Choreographer: Thang Dao
A full company work infusing the choreographic imagery of Thang Dao, set to the hypnotic original music compilation by John Levis

LATCHED
Choreographer: Christopher L. Huggins
A pas de six, danced in the brilliant essence of Christopher Huggins amazing choreographic style, “Latched” is about latching on to another body, soul and spirit. Though a fight to pull away, it is irresistible in finding new ways to latch on to each other even when trying to detach.

The Philadelphia Dance Company, PHILADANCO, presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves 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.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Agency, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation. 

             

The Philadelphia Dance Company, PHILADANCO, presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves 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.

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