10 Awesome Dance Shows In Philadelphia This March

Cirque du Soleil, the Pennsylvania Ballet and more...

The end of winter coincides with the heart of Philadelphia’s dance season, with numerous performances of contemporary and classic choreography hitting the stage this March.

From touring circus extravaganzas to nightclub burlesques, you’ll find something to stimulate your senses as the cold gives way to spring.

These are the dance shows we’re excited about this March.

Shaping Sound: After the Curtain at the Merriam Theater

Choreographer Travis Wall of TV’s So You Think You Can Dance brings his new show to the Merriam Theater on a nationwide tour.

Shaping Sound: After the Curtain at the Merriam Theater

When:Tuesday, March 7, 8 p.m.
Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street
Cost:$39.50-$79.50

www.kimmelcenter.org

Toruk: The First Flight at Wells Fargo Center

Expect mesmerizing acrobatics, otherworldly costumes and stunning sets as renowned circus arts company Cirque du Soleil visits the world of James Cameron’s Avatar.

Toruk: The First Flight at Wells Fargo Center

When:March 8-12
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$30-$120

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the Prince Theater

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte CarloPhoto courtesy Philadelphia Film Society

Dancers of this all-male troupe don tutus at the Prince Theater for a comedic yet riveting romp through Swan Lake, Don Quixote and other classic ballets.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the Prince Theater

When:March 8-12
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$20-$60

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Le Corsaire at the Academy of Music

Artistic director Angel Corella and Pennsylvania Ballet present an elaborate and lively version of this classic full-length dance story.

Le Corsaire at the Academy of Music

When:March 9-19
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$35 and up

www.paballet.org

Race is the Place is the Space at Painted Bride Art Center

A solo work of performative lecture on poems and race forms part of a weekend series of dance at the Painted Bride Art Center.

Race is the Place is the Space at Painted Bride Art Center

When:March 17-18
Where:Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Cost:Free

www.paintedbride.org

The Life Of A Just Sole at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Hip-hop dance is the theme in The Life Of A Just Sole, a show choreographed by Kyle "JustSole" & Dinita "Princess Di" Clark. The show follows Kyle "JustSole" on his journey from Baltimore to Philadelphia to become a professional dancer and brings together classic hip-hop dance techniques — popping, locking and more — along the way.

The Life Of A Just Sole at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

When:March 17-18
Where:Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street
Cost:$15 for general admission

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The Body Wails, The Body Restores at Painted Bride Art Center

The centerpiece program of a multi-day art series at Painted Bride Art Center focuses on contemporary issues affecting African-Americans.

The Body Wails, The Body Restores at Painted Bride Art Center

When:March 17-18
Where:Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Cost:$25

www.paintedbride.org

Swell: An Evening of Performance for World Water Day at Conwell Dance Theater

Student artists from Temple University Department of Dance perform original works inspired by water use and shortages.

Swell: An Evening of Performance for World Water Day at Conwell Dance Theater

When:Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Conwell Dance Theater at Temple University, 1801 N. Broad Street, 5th floor
Cost:Free

www.temple.edu

Leah Stein Dance Company Practice and Performance Lab at Pig Iron Studio One at Crane Old School

A workshop on improvisational dance culminates in a program of dance from Leah Stein Dance Company and workshop participants.

Leah Stein Dance Company Practice and Performance Lab at Pig Iron Studio One at Crane Old School

When:Thursday, March 26, 4 p.m.
Where:Crane Old School, 1417 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$10-$15

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Agitated at Franky Bradley's

Franky Bradley'sPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Burlesque and drag get political at Franky Bradley’s for this curated monthly revue.

Agitated at Franky Bradley's

When:March 29
Where:Franky Bradley's, 1320 Chancellor Street
Cost:$5-$15

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Performance Garage 2017 Gala Celebrations

The Performance Garage — one of Philadelphia’s favorite spots for dance performance and education — reopens from a yearlong renovation with a reception and a program of choreographed works.

Performance Garage 2017 Gala Celebrations

When:Thursday, March 30, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Cost:$125

www.performancegarage.org

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