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Friday, December 15 through Sunday, December 17
Presented by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Dance University City & West Philly

Bringing the incomparable legacy of African American choreographers to the Perelman stage, PHILADANCO founder Joan Myers Brown has crafted a performance that highlights a past often left out of the history books. 

With pieces including “Walking with Pearl” about historic choreographer and dancer Pearl Primus; a world premiere ballet entitled “Pieces of My Heart,” choreographed by Sonia Dawkins and based on the poems of renowned writer August Wilson; work from choreographer Geoffrey Holder performed by his wife, legendary guest artist Carmen de Lavallade; “Forces of Rhythm” from The Wiz choreographer and Tony Award winner Louis Johnson; and more.  

Guest Artist: Kennedy Center Awardee, Carmen DeLavallade 

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9 North Preston Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-8200 phone
215-387-8203 TTY

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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.