NextMove Dance and Annenberg Center Live

“NextMove Dance is thrilled to return to the Annenberg Center where new leadership has made a major commitment to support and sustain a full season of dance next year and for years to come,”
– Randy Swartz, Artistic Director
NextMove Dance.

This new co-presenting partnership will consolidate contemporary dance presentations under one roof at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.  Beginning next season, Annenberg Live and NextMove Dance will present 11 dance companies in multiple performances, a Student Discovery Series and a number of outreach activities.

Christopher Gruits, the new executive and artistic director of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, is “…thrilled to welcome NextMove Dance back home to the Annenberg Center.  Our new partnership, based on 30 years of successful co-presentations, will once again bring a full season of the finest dance ensembles to our Philadelphia audiences.”

2018 – 2019 Season

Parsons Dance |  May 10-11 

Parsons Dance “is a ‘dance your heart out’ (at all times, no excuses) kind of enterprise” (The New York Times). Known for remarkable athleticism and impressive ensemble work, this celebrated troupe delivers bold, exuberant and joyous contemporary dance. Welcome this audience favorite back to Philadelphia for new works alongside the beloved stroboscopic masterpiece, Caught.

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Funding for the 2018-2019 season is provided by: