Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Philadelphia’s Philadanco returns to UMass Amherst as part of its celebration of 50 years as an African-American contemporary dance company, presenting a mixture of iconic Philadanco works from the past half-century, as well as new work that highlights their continued engagement with today's most important social issues. Among these new works is 2018's Endangered Species, a heart-wrenching piece that takes on police violence towards African-American males, as well as Super 8, Enemy Behind the Gates, and Folded Prism.
Pre-performance talk in the lobby by Paul Dennis from the UMass Dance Department at 6:30 p.m. Post-performance talk-back immediately following.
$45, $35, $25; Five College Students and Youth 17 & Under: $15, $12, $10
This event is eligible for Card to Culture discounts
Police Violence and the Black Community: A Creative Response
Monday, February 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
New Africa House Theater (basement level)
Featuring Joe Gonzalez from PHILADANCO in conversation with Amy Jordan and Touissant Losier from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. They will focus on the impact of police violence on black communities and how artists offer creative responses. RSVP on Facebook or email Yvonne Mendez for more information.