Philadanco Dance Company

A Fusion of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Ethnic Dance

Philadanco Dance Company

Thursday, March 10

Concert Hall   7:30 pm
$35, $25, $15; Five College/GCC/STCC students and youth 17 and under: $10

PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. PHILADANCO received National Dance Project funding to support a new work by Urban Bush Women's Founding and Artistic Director, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. "By Way of the Funk" is a new work that harnesses the energy & culture of funk music. As it says in the song, "funk not only moves it removes, dig." These words are emblematic of the way funk music makes you want to get up out of your seat and dance and forget your troubles. Set to the music of Funkadelics & Parliament, this four-part work is a joyous celebration of the 40 years of PHILADANCO'S contributions to American dance.



The four parts include “How We Got to the Funk”, an exploration of music and movement from 50's to 70's; “Cool Baby, Cool”, minimalism as only cool can embody; “By Way of the Drum” the hotter side of funk; and “Standing on the Verge” a reflection of the Funkadelics’ notoriously outrageous costumes and in your face performances.


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