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December 3, 2013

A World-Premiere Holiday Show From Brian Sanders’ JUNK, Snowball, Opens Wednesday, December 4 At The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Looking for a little departure from Tiny Tim and the Sugarplum Fairy this holiday season? This Wednesday, December 4, a dynamic interactive performance from one of Philadelphia’s top modern dance troupes opens at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Brian Sanders’ JUNK dance company is well know in this town for its signature style [...]

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October 23, 2013

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Launches Its Dance Celebration Season With Paul Taylor Dance Company, October 24-26

This weekend, dance lovers in Philadelphia should report to the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for the season kickoff of the Dance Celebration series, a lineup of eight amazing visiting dance troupes throughout 2013-2014. Launching the season, the incredible Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to town to perform a repertoire of four Philadelphia premieres. [...]

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April 18, 2013

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Returns To Philadelphia After Eight Year Hiatus To Perform At The Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts, May 16-19

If the closest you’ve ever gotten to ballet is that one Halloween party when you dressed as Natalie Portman’s character from Black Swan, then it might be time to brush up on your barre exercises (not bar exercises, of the alcoholic variety). And in the realm of cultural calculus, there’s no better tutor than Dance [...]

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March 27, 2013

Bring The Kids! The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival Returns To The Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts, April 30-May 4

This is a festival for the young and young at heart. The annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival is back for its 29th year, offering an abundance of family-friendly shows and activities. During the duration of the festival, Tuesday, April 30 to Saturday, May 4, there will be a number of live performances and interactive events. [...]

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January 29, 2013

Parsons Dance Brings A Popular Masterpiece Plus Two Premiers To The Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts, February 27 Through March 2

Some people attend a Parsons Dance show just to see Caught; and who can blame them? The piece, which appears on the program when Parsons plays the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts beginning February 27, is a striking work that creates the fabulous illusion of a dancer soaring through space. It’s done with blazing [...]

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December 4, 2012

All-Male Gender-Bending “Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo” Present A Comedic Ballet At The Annenberg Center, December 13-15

The Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a travesty of the highest order. That’s by design: the company, which pirouettes into the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts starting Thursday, December 13, specializes in satirizing dance, especially classical ballet. The parody is apparent from the moment the performers take the stage. It’s an all-male [...]

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November 7, 2012

Italy’s Spellbound Dance Company Makes Its Philadelphia Debut At The Annenberg Center, November 15-17

Spellbound Dance Company has charmed audiences all over the world and now it’s ready to take on the U.S. in its first North American tour. One of the stops is Philadelphia’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17. Both powerful and sleek, this Italian-based company’s dancers have been compared [...]

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April 24, 2012

The Annenberg Center Presents The 28th Philadelphia International Children’s Festival, May 3-5

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ 28th Philadelphia International Children’s Festival is back Thursday, May 3-Saturday, May 5. The fest promises three days of family-friendly music, theatre and dance performances and a host of fun, interactive activities. In addition, the outdoor Fun Zone on the Annenberg Plaza features crafts, dancers, musicians and a special [...]

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March 19, 2012

The Annenberg Center Presents DanceBrazil, March 22-24

On Thursday, March 22, the infectious sights and sounds of DanceBrazil will be returning to Philadelphia for four shows at Penn’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. DanceBrazil has been captivating audiences with their dazzling style of Afro-Brazilian music and dance for more than 30 years. Founded and choreographed by Jelon Vieira, a 2008 National [...]

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March 23, 2011

The Annenberg Center Presents The 27th Philadelphia International Children’s Festival, April 7-9

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the 27th annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival, Thursday, April 7–Friday, April 9. This year, families can enjoy live performances perfect for the young (and young at heart) including Basil Twist’s puppet masterpiece Petrushka; ScrapArtsMusic, a percussion performance using instruments crafted from industrial scraps; Native American storyteller and [...]

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