Wortham Center Presents
PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company
February 17 & 18, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Internationally renowned for its innovation, creativity and electrifying performances, The Philadelphia Dance Company and its superbly trained dancers carry forward a decades-long legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides — preserving predominantly African American traditions in dance. Described by Dance Magazine as “a miracle of skill and energy,” the nonprofit dance company, founded in 1970, was created to provide opportunities for black dancers, who were systematically denied entrance to many local dance schools. Now in its 50th season, PHILADANCO! continues to serve as a beacon of opportunity, inclusion and hope, representing people from widely diverse backgrounds and communities.
Engage deeper with the art and artists
Pre-show discussions at 7pm in Henry LaBrun Studio
18 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 (map)