10 Can’t-Miss Dance Shows On Philly Stages This November

Enjoy exciting November dance shows, from Cirque du Soleil to BalletX...

The temperature may be dropping, but the dance scene remains hot in Philadelphia this month.

In November, leading ballet companies present daring contemporary work, while local choreographers showcase inventive new pieces on stages across the city.

Here are 10 sizzling dance shows you’ll want to catch in Philly this November.

Fragments

Six dancers-choreographers collaborate on new dance about the fragmentary nature of meetings and memory.

Fragments

When:November 4-5
Where:Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Avenue
Cost:$15-$18

www.danceboxoffice.com

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

The Barnes FoundationPhoto By R. Kennedy For Visit Philadelphia

Leah Stein Dance Company, Putty Dance Project and other artists perform short works in the foyer of this esteemed art museum.

Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation

When:Tuesday, November 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Free

www.barnesfoundation.org

In the Studio

Enjoy drinks and food along with a sneak preview of the latest work by Koresh Dance Company founder Roni Koresh.

In the Studio

When:Saturday, November 5, 8 p.m.
Where:Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Square
Cost:$60

koreshdance.org

On Edge

Pennsylvania Ballet includes two world premieres in a program of inventive contemporary dance.

On Edge

When:November 9-12
Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street
Cost:$35-$149

www.paballet.org

HOLD STILL WHILE I FIGURE THIS OUT

Local dance company Subcircle combines spurts of improvisation with choreographed dance to create nightly shows exploring the creation process itself.

HOLD STILL WHILE I FIGURE THIS OUT

When:November 16-18
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$14-$20

www.fringearts.com

HUMANITY

A world premiere about a hero in the Holocaust and a reprise of a multimedia piece on mental illness kick off SHARP's fall season.

HUMANITY

When:November 17-19
Where:Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Cost:$15-$25

www.sharpdance.org

Taste a D-Yawd

Jamaican and American dance companies come together for a performance fueled by jazz, ballet and African Caribbean movement.

Taste a D-Yawd

When:November 18-19
Where:Freedom Theatre, 1346 N. Broad Street
Cost:$30-$35

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A Series of Informal Events

The Naked Stark hosts laid-back presentations of new choreography at the Maascher Space Cooperative.

A Series of Informal Events

When:Sunday, November 19, 5 p.m.
Where:Mascher Space Cooperative, 155 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Cost:$5-$10

www.thenakedstark.com

Cirque du Soleil Varekai

Photo courtesy Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soliel's signature blend of acrobatics and storytelling visits a mythical forest world at the Liacouras Center.

Cirque du Soleil Varekai

When:November 22-26
Where:The Liacouras Center, The Liacouras Center
Cost:$39-$150

www.cirquedusoleil.com

BalletX Fall Series

BalletXPhoto by Bill Hebert for BalletX

A popular 2013 full-length work featuring performers up to 80 years old returns to open BalletX's season of contemporary ballet.

BalletX Fall Series

When:November 29-December 10
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25-$50

www.balletx.org

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