This performance has been canceled, but will still feature a live virtual discussion as part of our Voices AMPLIFIED series. Learn more here.
The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is dancing its way to Omaha! Celebrated for its innovation, creativity, PHILADANCO has a legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides. Tonight’s performance will showcase works by Omaha native Ray Mercer as well as electrifying showpieces set by Donald Bryd, Ronald K. Brown and Rennie Harris.
Founded in 1970 by Joan Myers Brown, PHILADANCO is known for using the language of dance to explore Black history, social justice and civil rights.
A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is back and better than ever! The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a special performance.
Showcasing powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live music and singing, Colombian dance troupe Sankofa Danzafro presents “Accommodating Lie,” a full-length work by Rafael Palacios which seeks to dismantle stereotypes and beliefs about and around the black body and what it means to be of African descent.
In a series of emotional solos and duets, seven Sankofa dancers embody decades of slavery, racism and the “exotic” label western colonizing culture has assigned to black bodies.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) returns to the Orpheum Theater for stunning performances, fantastic dancers and a wildly sophisticated collection of world-class choreographic works, ASFB is among the most sought-after companies touring the world today.