December 4, 2012
Philadanco is celebrated across the nation for its innovation, creativity and preservation of African-American traditions in dance. (Photo courtesy Philadanco)
The holiday season is a great time to enjoy Philadelphia performing arts.
One such opportunity is approaching this weekend: Philadanco will be back on the Perelman Theater stage at the Kimmel Center performing Back to Black, including the Philly premiere of Matthew Rushing’s Moan, December 7-9
The renowned contemporary dance company will honor the dance and music genius if iconic figures in the African American cultural ouevre, including Alvin Ailey, Nina Simone, George Faison and Otis Redding.
Fun facts: Philadanco founder Joan Myers Brown was recently recognized with the Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania award, Philadelphia Magazine’s Ten Best Philadelphians Award and the Tribune Leadership Award.
Tickets, $29-$46, are available online.
Philadanco’s Back to Black
When: December 7-9
Where: Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org