December 5th, 6th & 7th

Philly Nutt 2014

ContempraDANCE Philly Nutt Crak-Up returns to the Painted Bride! 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!

WHEN: December 5,6,7
WHERE: Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
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Friday December 5 @ 7:30pm
Saturday December 6 @ 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday December 8 @ 1:30pm

$35 general admission

December 1-12th. 2 week residency program at Ithan Elementary School Radnor Pa.
The ContempraDANCE Theatre Company will perform “TimeDance” for the school students and teach various genres of dance to grades K thur 5th.

September 21

Radnor Fall Festival – Wayne Pa.
October 11 & 12

Back by popular demand!!
ContempraDANCE Theatre Company “Sparks the Stage”

ContempraDANCE Theatre Company returns to the Painted Bride with an encore performance of “Sparks the Stage” featuring the new full length version of the vibrant & colorful, “Exotic Birds”, expressive art & dance, “Beyond Words”, provocative, “Variation of Blues”, the wild and crazy “Crash Course” plus more exciting works by artistic director and choreographer, Gail Vartanian and Company.

WHEN: October 11, 12
WHERE: Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
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Saturday October 11th @ 7:30
Sunday October 12th @ 2:00

Join us Saturday evening for wine, beer and cheese before the show.

April 27th

ContempraDANCE Theatre Company performs “Variation of Blues” and an excerpt from “Exotic Birds ” at the World Dance Day festival in Philly!! We perform in the 12:00 and 2:00 show.

954 Dance Movement Collective is proud to present the World Dance Day festival, to be held April 27th 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!

May 3 & 4 2014

ETC Performance Series

Featuring Talent By:
Underground DanceWorks (UDW), ContempraDANCE Theatre Company, Antonia Z. Brown, RenZoku DanceWorks, MarDelDance Company, SURGE Dance Team, Ballet 180, Meredith Stapleton, Kalila Smith, David Pershica & TAPography, Greg Anmuth and Reggie “TapMan” Myers

ContempraDANCE Theatre Company performs an excerpts from “Exotic Birds” and “Variation of Blues”.

WHERE: Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

TICKETS: $10 general admission; $8 students/seniors
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March 29th & 30th

Spark the Stage

ContempraDANCE Theatre Company “Sparks the Stage”

Featuring new full length version of the vibrant & colorful, “Exotic Birds”, expressive art & dance, “Beyond Words” and provocative, Variation of Blues

Saturday, March 29th, at 8:00 PM
*Sunday, March 30th, at 2:30 PM
* ContempraDANCE Theatre presents the Youth Regional Dance Festival immediately following the Company’s Sunday 2:30 performance.

The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Tickets: $25

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