Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company

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
Under40TIX become available for this performance January 21, 2020
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. 

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 
 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
The iconic dance company returns to UMass Amherst for an unforgettable evening of movement, music, and culture. Recognized as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” for 60 years the company has shared amazing work by Ailey himself and over 90 other choreographers. This performance will feature a mixture of new work as well as the critically acclaimed Revelations. Pre-performance talk in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.