Top Picks For Dynamic Dance Shows In Philly This March

Dance springs into the spotlight this month with shows by the Pennsylvania Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Tangle Movement Arts and more.

Dash away any remains of the winter blues with a lively dance performance this March in Philadelphia.

Whether you prefer intimate contemporary pieces at small local spaces or lavishly choreographed classic works at the city’s finest venues, there are dance pieces for every taste in Philly this month.

Need help choosing? Here are eight dance programs in Philadelphia we’re excited about in March.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Major touring troupe alert: This racially diverse and culturally relevant dance troupe visit the Annenberg Center with a dynamic program of classic and contemporary ballet.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

When:March 3-5
Where:Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
Cost:$30-$75

www.annenbergcenter.org

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents Don Quixote

Pennsylvania BalletPhoto by Alexander Iziliaev

Acclaimed Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Angel Corella explores his Spanish roots with a brand-new Iberian-tinged staging of the classic ballet.

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents Don Quixote

When:March 3-13
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$29-$135

www.paballet.org

I’d rather choke than be a quitter

A collaborative presentation from Sam Tower + Ensemble explores growth and decay to the captivating live electronic sounds of composer Shakai Mondai.

I’d rather choke than be a quitter

When:March 4-8
Where:1fiftyone Gallery + Art Space, 151 N. 3rd Street
Cost:$15

www.brownpapertickets.com

Limón Dance Company

Limon-Dance-780uwPhoto courtesy Limon Dance Company

A 70-year-old tradition of dance comes to Philadelphia as Dance Affiliates presents a program of new works as well as classic pieces by founding choreographer José Limón.

Limón Dance Company

When:March 9-13
Where:Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$37-$57

www.princetheater.org

Bronx Gothic

Victorian novels and West African storytelling intersect in dance and theater when FringeArts presents this coming-of-age story about two young girls in 1980s New York.

Bronx Gothic

When:March 11-12
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$15-$29

www.fringearts.com

RetroAct

Tangle Movement ArtsPhoto by Michael Takes Pictures

Ten women take to the air as Tangle Movement Arts presents an acrobatic circus-theater show about female strength and bonds.

RetroAct

When:March 17-19
Where:Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street
Cost:$15-$20

www.tangle-arts.com

Nice and Fresh

A historic home, site of a Revolution War battle, serves as the venue for this cutting-edge performing arts showcase from SmokeyScout Productions featuring two top Philadelphia choreographers and two renowned local playwrights.

Nice and Fresh

When:March 18-19
Where:Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue
Cost:$7

www.smokeyscout.com

Show No Show

Cultural and personal boundaries get broken down at FringeArts in this duet between one Philadelphian and one Russian dancer.

Show No Show

When:March 24-26
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$10.50-$15

www.fringearts.com

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