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Rennie Harris/Puremovement


Centre Square Building, 1500 Market St, 12th Floor East Tower

Founded in 1992 by North Philadelphia native Rennie Harris , Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) encompasses rich and diverse African-American traditions of the past while sharing their enthusiasm for hip-hop dance theatre.

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Performs internationally; locally, they're usually at the Merriam or the Annenberg Center

The Philadelphia Dance Company is known for firsts: the pilot dance company to be part of the State of Pennsylvania, Comprehensive Education Training Act, arts training program; one of the first companies to hire dancers on a 52 week salary; the first to own housing for the dancers; and the first to own a debt-free facility. Philadanco founded the International Conference of Black Dance Companies and International Association of Blacks in Dance, which addresses the special needs of the African American dance community in a supportive environment, and produces an annual conference.

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Koresh Dance Company

Founded in 1991 by Israeli born choreographer and Artistic Director Ronen Koresh, this troupe presents its audiences with an exciting and emotional blend of ballet, modern and jazz molded into a style of choreography that is both eloquent and explosive. Koresh performances feature an eclectic repertoire of work by Ronen Koresh as well as guest artists such as world-renowned choreographer Donald Byrd and Brian Sanders of Momix and Junk.

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Headlong Dance Theater


Office: 1170 S Broad St

Easily the funniest dance company in Philadelphia. Some of their pieces fit more comfortably in the category of silent movies, though that might be diminishing the accomplishment. When they do straightforward modern dance, it can be as beautiful as any audience could want.

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Mandell Theater


at Drexel University, 33rd & Chestnut Sts

Mandell Theater is the primary venue for the College of Media Arts and Design’s Department of Performing Arts. It is a proscenium theater with a maximum seating capacity of 424 people and is handicap accessible. Samuel and Ida Mandell initiated its development for the enjoyment of students and the community. Mandell Theater houses productions by Drexel’s Theater, Dance and Music programs as well as conferences, lectures, professional symposia, and open houses. Events

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