10 Awesome Dance Shows Hitting Philly This May

Catch a number of great dance performances this month...

May your May be full of inspiring dance shows!

Philadelphia dance companies put the spring into your step this month with a variety of shows, ranging from intimate pieces in idiosyncratic spaces to lavish touring productions.

Here are our picks for dance in Philly this May.

BalletX Spring Series

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Known for its contemporary take on a classic choreography, BalletX presents an expanded spring program featuring three pieces of intriguing modern ballet.

BalletX Spring Series

When:April 26-May 7
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25-$45

www.balletx.org

Aspen Sante Fe Ballet

This month’s installment of the NextMove Dance series sees three works by this premier American dance company.

Aspen Sante Fe Ballet

When:May 3-9
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$20-$60

www.princetheater.org

Fronteras

Drawing from its arsenal of awe-striking acrobatic movements, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre presents a two-part contemplation on the borders of identity.

Fronteras

When:May 3-5
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$14-$20

www.fringearts.com

Sense of Human

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Reviving one of its most popular works, Koresh Dance Company explores human emotion and self-image through graceful athletic choreography.

Sense of Human

When:May 4-7
Where:Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street
Cost:$20-$75

www.koresh.org

Keep/Sake

Creator Samantha Burns visits Performance Garage with a choreographic memoir showcasing works from throughout her career.

Keep/Sake

When:May 5
Where:Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Cost:$10-$12

www.danceboxoffice.com

The Case For Invagination

Instead of inserting ourselves into space, choreographer Nicole Bindler asks us to imagine letting it draw us in — in other words, to "invaginate" instead of penetrate.

The Case For Invagination

When:May 6
Where:The Whole Shebang, 1813 S. 11th Street
Cost:$5-$25

www.thewholeshebangphilly.com

The Lady Hoofers On Tap

A series of colorful world premieres form the spring program from Philadelphia’s all-female tap troupe.

The Lady Hoofers On Tap

When:May 6
Where:Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Cost:$18-$25

www.ladyhoofers.org

The Garden of Forking Paths

Just six people at a time witness this piece from Nichole Canuso Dance Company, inspired by stories of Italo Calvino and Luis Borges.

The Garden of Forking Paths

When:May 10-June 17
Where:Bok, 1901 S. 9th Street
Cost:$10 minimum donation

www.buildingbok.com

Re/Action

This eclectic program from Pennsylvania Ballet includes a world premiere by Matthew Neenan and a Balanchine classic.

Re/Action

When:May 11-14
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$35-$135

www.academyofmusic.org

Rhythm and Blues and Shoes

Live musicians trace the history of swing music while tap dancers from Take It Away Dance embody the changes in the genre.

Rhythm and Blues and Shoes

When:May 19-20
Where:Rittenhouse Soundworks, 219 West Rittenhouse Street
Cost:$15-$20

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