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
- Master class — Contemporary Horton Method: For intermediate/advanced dancers, Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Henry LaBrun Studio. Learn more
- Pre-show discussions: Join the company and other patrons at insightful pre-show discussions with company members, February 17 & 18 at 7 p.m. prior to the performances. Henry LaBrun Studio.
Funding support is made possible by
The PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company performances are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.
The presentations by PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company are made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Lucy & Kirk Borland, Charlie & Patricia Sloan Clogston, Craig & Jacqui Friedrich, Richard & Francee Healy, Steve & Rena Hoffman, Susan Holden, Henry LaBrun, Amy Loether, Hugh & Carol McCollum, Karen & Robert Milnes, Hedy Fischer & Randy Shull, Dianne & David Worley.
18 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 (map)