11 Dynamic Dance Shows To Catch In Philadelphia This October

Enjoy classic ballet, contemporary dance and more this month...

Pumpkin isn’t the only the flavor worth seeking out this month.

October delivers a delicious variety of dance shows by local and national performers to Philadelphia places and stages.

Classic ballet — hello, Pennsylvania Ballet season! — contemporary choreography and small outdoor events make the fall season particularly sweet.

Here are 11 works you won’t want to miss in Philly this month.

BalletX at the Annenberg Center

BalletXPhoto by Bill Hebert for BalletX

The contemporary ballet virtuosos at BalletX make their debut at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with a program of three of the company’s best-loved pieces, including one scored with the music of Amy Winehouse.

BalletX at the Annenberg Center

When:October 6-7
Where:Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
Cost:$30-$57

www.annenbergcenter.org

The Quiet Circus

Headlong Dance Company’s weekly outdoor performance series continues every Saturday this fall at the Washington Avenue Pier. The show has evolved over the past year and is in its final stages of development.

The Quiet Circus

When:October 7-November 25
Where:Washington Avenue Green, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$15-$29

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Declassified Memory Fragment

Photo courtesy FringeArts

The 2017 Fringe Festival gets a welcome extension with a visit to the FringeArts headquarters by Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project’s all-male group of performers from Burkino Faso.

Declassified Memory Fragment

When:October 12-14
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$15-$29

www.fringearts.com

Compagnie Herve Koubi

NextMove Dance presents a full-length work by an all-male Algerian dance troupe combining modern dance, martial arts, and traditional themes from the Middle East.

Compagnie Herve Koubi

When:October 12-15
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$42-$62

www.princetheater.org

The Sleeping Beauty

Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Ballet

The elegant Academy of Music hosts Pennsylvania Ballet’s lavish staging of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet to open our state troupe's 2017-2018 season.

The Sleeping Beauty

When:October 12-22
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$35-$149

www.paballet.org

Belén Maya ― Romnia

A world-famous flamenco dancer comes to Drexel University for a residency which includes a joyful performance celebrating womanhood and Roma culture.

Belén Maya ― Romnia

When:October 13-14
Where:Annex Black Box Theater, 3401 Filbert Street
Cost:$15-$25

www.danceboxoffice.com

In The Shadows

Feminist dance group femme.collective explores psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s theories of the shadows that lurk inside all of us.

In The Shadows

When:Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Where:Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Cost:$12-$18

www.danceboxoffice.com

And At Last I See The Light

An outsider movement art piece uses video, crochet, and dance to communicate life as the mother of a child with severe disabilities.

And At Last I See The Light

When:$5-$15
Where:Mascher Space Cooperative, 155 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Cost:Saturday, October 14, 8-9 p.m.

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TAP OUT CANCER

Area dancers click their feet together in a fundraiser for cancer research organized by tap group Footwerx.

TAP OUT CANCER

When:Saturday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where:The University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25

www.footwerx.com

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

A premier Chicago dance company treats Philadelphia to its delicious blend of jazz, ballet, and modern dance by leading choreographers.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

When:October 20-21
Where:Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
Cost:$32-$77

www.annenbergcenter.org

KYL/D's 34th InHale Performance Series

Kun-Yang Lin DancersPhoto courtesy Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers continues its popular curated series of dance by up-and-coming choreographers.

KYL/D's 34th InHale Performance Series

When:Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where:CHI Movement Arts Dance Center, 1316 S. 9th Street
Cost:$8-$10

www.kyld.org

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