“ Philadanco’s dancers are a miracle of skill and energy. They work in a range of dioms most companies don’t even try to possess.”—Dance Magazine
Philadanco performs joyous and adventurous works with universal appeal that blend African-American dance with ballet, jazz and modern dance. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the company will present the Boston premiere of By Way of the Funk, a new work by the founder and artistic director of Urban Bush Women, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, set to the music of Funkadelic and Parliament, as well as other works.
Free preperformance talk 45 minutes prior to performance with dance critic Debra Cash.
Free postperformance Q&A with the company Friday, March 11.
The presentation of Philadanco was made possible by the MetLIfe Community Connections Fund of the National Dance Project, a program administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Major support for the National Dance Project is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.