10 Can’t-Miss Dance Shows Hitting Philadelphia This September

The Fringe Festival brings tons of amazing dance shows to the city this month...

When the Fringe Festival comes to Philadelphia, it brings its dance moves.

This year, dozens of companies and independent choreographers will perform original works in venues large and small across the city, and there’s something for every taste.

Here are our picks for dance in Philly this September.

KINK HAUS

Gunnar Montana transforms his Latvian Society venue into a debauched nightclub for his annual Fringe extravaganza of hyper-sensual dance.

KINK HAUS

When:September 5-24
Where:The Latvian Society of Philadelphia, 531 N. 7th Street
Cost:$35

www.fringearts.com

Life Lines

Photo courtesy FringeArts

All-female dance-circus group Tangle Movement Arts weave stories of strength on silks, ropes, and trapeze.

Life Lines

When:September 6-9
Where:Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street
Cost:$14-$20

www.fringearts.com

Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes

Photo by Jenna Spitz

Awe-evoking acrobatic troupe Almanac Dance Circus Theatre relaunch their best work to date, a fanciful maritime voyage through invented lands.

Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes

When:September 6-23
Where:Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Cost:$25

www.fringearts.com

17C

Photo courtesy Ian Douglas

New York City-based pioneers Big Dance Theater dissect and reassemble the original purveyor of TMI, 17th-century diarist Samuel Pepys.

17C

When:September 7-9
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$15-$29

www.fringearts.com

Then the Tail

Photo courtesy FringeArts

A choreographer and a composer combine efforts in site-specific work from allendance which refocuses our attention on the way sounds shape our perception.

Then the Tail

When:September 8-10
Where:The Iron Factory, 118 Fontain Street
Cost:$20

www.fringearts.com

…strand…

Photo by Steve Belkowitz

Choreographer Brian Sanders invites Fringers on a guided tour through the urban wilds, where they will encounter site-specific dance and other surprises.

…strand…

When:September 9-23
Where:Grays Ferry Crescent Trail Park
Cost:$35-$75

www.fringearts.com

STORM

In seven varied dances set to Gustav Holtz’s “Planet Suite”, Russian-American choreographer Asya Zlatina and dancers explore extreme emotional states, from cruelty to sadness to ecstasy.

STORM

When:September 14-17
Where:Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Cost:$15

www.fringearts.com

A Love Supreme

Photo by Anne Van Aerschot

Internationally renowned dancemakers Anna Teresa De Keesmaeker and Salva Sanchis direct structured improvisational movement to John Coltrane’s epochal jazz album.

A Love Supreme

When:September 22-24
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$15-$35

www.fringearts.com

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