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.
Pre-performance talk in the lobby 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
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