December 6, 7, 8th

Philly Nutt Crack Up

The Avenue of the Arts comes to life with holiday magic in ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up”, a comical dance-filled spoof of the Nutcracker. Fun for the whole family!

Artistic Director, Gail Vartanian and her infamous Rappin SugarPlum Fairy are back with the 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 “nutty” holiday take-off of the classic Nutcracker is based on an original rap song written by the SugarPlum Fairy herself. This theatrical extravaganza is a story filled with superheroes, kung-fu fighting, Penn’s Angels and our very own South Street Rocky-Ettes at the Kingdom of Prussia. “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is filled with references to local Philadelphia places, personalities, foods and skylines, combining comedy, hip-hop, jazz, modern and ballet dance creating a memorable event for our audience. “ Philly Nutt Crak-Up” has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Dance Magazine, the City Paper, a feature segment on Channel 6 ABC’s Prime Time Weekly show and NBC’s 10 show. New acts, new faces! Fun for all ages, even your DAD. You don’t want to miss this one!

Fri, December 6 @ 7:30pm
Sat, December 7 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Sun, December 8 @ 3pm
*Sunday you can meet the nutty cast and get their autographs after the 3pm matinee

The Wilma Theater
265 S Broad Street (Broad & Spruce Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Adults & Children $35 assigned seating
College Students (with ID): $25

For more information call: 610.225.3007
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Dance Up”Leadership Support for the New Stages for Dance Initiative is provided by
MetLife Foundation.
New Stages for Dance is a program of Dance/USA Philadelphia”

November 14th

Ray of Hope International Foundation invites you to Sabor del Latino- (Latin Flavors) An evening benefitting Inglis House

ContempraDANCE Theatre Company performs excerpts from “Ella” with dancers Kristin Gianoukas, Daria Vartanian-Gibbs, Kathleen Kerner and Alberto Colon Jr. The ContempraYouth Dance Ensemble will also perform “Kisseritas” from the “Philly Nutt Crak-Up”.

Thursday, November 14th 6:30 – 9:00pm
The Saturday Club
117 W Wayne Ave
Wayne, PA 19087

For more information and tickets contact: 215.280.3241


April 6th & 7th

ContempraDance Theatre performs three eclectic dance works. The pulsating “Whispering Echoes”, the hilarious “Hangeraphobia”, and “TimeDance”, dances through time from 1900’s to present.

The Saturday 7:30 evening show will also include “My Baby Grand” and “Crash Course”. (these 2 pieces will not be performed during the matinee shows)

Performing after the show is the Youth Regional Dance Festival sponsored by ContempraDance Theatre. These are various pre-professional dance companies performing from throughout the Philadelphia region.

Saturday, April 6th, at 3:00 PM ContempraDance Theatre & Youth Regional Dance Festival
Saturday, April 6th, at 7:30 PM ContempraDance Theatre presents “Heats The Stage”, an evening of mixed repertoire works including Whispering Echoes, Hangeraphobia, TimeDance, My Baby Grand and Crash Course.
Sunday, April 7th, at 3:00 PM ContempraDance Theatre & Youth Regional Dance Festival

The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

$20 Advance
$25 At the door

For more information call: 610.225.3007
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Please note: Do not call the Performance Garage about tickets. All tickets can be purchased through ContempraDance Theatre at 610.225.3007. We accept visa/mastercard. There is a $2.50 service charge for over the phone orders. This show sells out fast so we suggest getting your tickets in advance.
Tickets for the Saturday, April 6th, at 7:30 PM Performance are available on line Click Here
Please note: the above link is for the one show only, the other shows are almost sold out. call the Theater for availabilty.


Sunday April 28, 2013

ContempraDance Theatre performs excerpts from TimeDance at the World Dance Day festival in Philly!! We perform in the 2:00 show.

954 Dance Movement Collective is proud to present the World Dance Day festival, to be held April 28th at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties at North Second Street and Germantown Avenue, below Girard in Philadelphia

The festival is an all-ages event, free and open to the public. Our goal is to bring people together to enjoy dance, and to demonstrate the diversity of the Greater Philadelphia dance community!

World Dance Day in Philadelphia is the great thing that happens when local dance artists and teachers get together to celebrate Philly dance. For the fourth year in a row, dance groups, dancers, choreographers and teachers are donating their talents for this free fun family outdoor event that reminds us all that it’s good to boogie. All levels of movers are encouraged to dust off those winter cobwebs and dance into spring!

Hope you can come join us!


May 6th thru 10th

ContempraDance Theatre perform, teach and choreography for the students at Devon Elementary school’s Arts Express Week!