ContempraDance Theatre “Craks the Ice”
Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
The Rappin SugarPlum Fairy is back in Philly with her battling Hip Hoppin Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne for another season of the hilarious holiday dance spoof, “Philly-Nutt-Crak-Up”. This crazy holiday take-off of the Nutcracker is based on an original rap song written by the SugaPlum Fairy herself. A story filled with superheroes, kung-fu fighting, and making friends at the Kingdom of Prussia, the “Philly-Nutt-Crak-Up” combine’s comedy, hip-hop, jazz, modern and ballet dance to create a memorable event for our audience.The story is filled with references to local Philadelphia places, personalities, foods and skylines. Once a small production, this performance has grown to feature 5 shows in one weekend with a wine & hor’deurves cast party as well as features in Philadelphia Magazine, Dance Magazine, the City Paper and a feature segment on 6 ABC’s Prime Time Weekly show (Dec. 2007). Appropriate for all audiences of all ages. You can’t miss this one!
December 12 8:00 pm
December 13 2:30 pm & 8:00 pm
December 14 12:30 & 4:30 pm
12:30 Sunday Matinee…. .bring a camera and have your child get an autograph and photo taken with your favorite Philly Nutt character after the show!!
Friday evening post performance wine & hor d’oeuvres reception (meet the cast and directors of Philly-Nutt)
Valley Forge Middle School Auditorium, Wayne, PA
Hobson C. Wagner Auditorium, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA
ContempraDance Theatre Rocks the Stage with the premiere of LIfesCircle. This striking work depicts the evolution of women and celebration of life with choreography by Artistic Director, Gail Vartanian with visual art by New York artist, Jen Mazer. Students from Conestoga High School Art Department are designing and constructing the sets for this new dance work. Music by Kitaro, Yes, Barbara Streisand, Madonna and Andreas Vollenweider. Also on the program and back by popular demand is TimeDance. This work depicts the history of dance and music throughout time and the impact each have had on society in different eras with choreography by Gail Vartanian and Michelle Jones Wurtz. Music by Fifth Dimension, Benny Goodman, Crystal Method, Mozart, Beatles, Gloria Gayner, Paula Abdul, MC Hammer and more. The Company will also perform the hilarious, Hangeraphobia, the sultry, Variation of Blues and the exuberant, Exotic Birds.
Friday, October 17th
ContempraDance Theatre presents, Philly’s Dance Collective at the Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia Pa.
Philadelphia based companies come together to present an evening of eclectic dance works in all genres of dance with Tara Madsen, ContempraDance Theatre, Tapography Dancers, Brandywine Ballet Theatre, Versatile Hip Hop Dance Company, Sharp Dance Company, Kate Jordan Dance, Alchemy Dance Company and Chisena Danza .
Saturday, October 18th
ContempraDance Theatre performs original dance works by Artistic Director and choreographer, Gail Vartanian (full length show)
Within My Soul, Whispering Echoes, Intersect and more