Dance Collection, 2019 Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Dance Collection, 2019 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Dance Collection: Dancefusion, Dance Iquail, & Megan Flynn Dance Company

Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St., Philadelphia, PA

Dancefusion presents Dance Collection with Dance Iquail and Megan Flynn Dance Company. The program features Dancefusion in the revival of Mary Anthony's Seascape (1975) along with new works by company members Janet Pilla Marini, Camille Halsey, and Omar Frederick Pratt. Dance Iquail and Megan Flynn Dance Company will present new and compelling works.

Friday, September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM

$25 General Admission

$20 Students

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Built on Stilts Dance Festival
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Built on Stilts Dance Festival

MFDC will perform our newest trio, “Knots & Ties” at Built on Stilts (Martha’s Vineyard, MA) on August 10th & 11th, 2019 at 8pm.

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Doors open at 7:30pm followed by drumming, dancers warm-up and stilting demo outside. 
Dance performances begin at 8pm. 
NO TICKETS OR RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Audiences may come and go as they please.


The Built on Stilts Dance Festival is comprised of work by members of the Vineyard community and by professional performing artists from the island, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, DC, Providence and beyond.

All shows are FREE to the public and appropriate for all ages. 

Join us to celebrate 23 years of dance (and other forms) through an incomparably egalitarian and inspiring season of programming. Shows might also include live music, storytelling, theater, poetry readings, comedy, circus acts, fitness demos and more!

Saturday, August 10th

Work by:

Grace Hall & Megan Mendez

Amber Lucia Chabus

Karam Belly Dance

Diego Gonzalez & Sharon Strimling

Jordan Muhammad

Caitlin Cook

Abby Bender

Scott Crawford

Rebecca Ann Frank and Dorcas Román

Sometimes Together Group

Megan Flynn Dance Company

Betty Bootleg

Roberta Kirn

Sheila McHugh & Maggie Sabella

Jessica Rabbit

 

Sunday, August 11th

Work by:

Becca Frank & Dorcas Román

Sometimes Together Group

Andy Jacobs

Abby Entner

Ballroom Dance MV

Alex Habekost

Lucinda Kirk

Megan Flynn Dance Company

Maggie Sabella

What's Written Within

Ava Vigneault & Nina Moore

Vineyard Bellydance & Revue

Advancedshop

Sabrina Reppert

Christina Montoya

Grace Hall


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Open Ballet Classes for Contemporary Dancers
May
15
to Aug 8

Open Ballet Classes for Contemporary Dancers

Open Ballet Classes with Megan Flynn, Artistic Director of MFDC

Wednesdays: May 15th, May 22nd, May 29th, June 5, June 12th, July 31st AND Aug 7th 6:00-7:30pm

Thursdays: Aug 1st AND Aug 8th 6:00-7:30pm

Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Cash, credit, or Venmo accepted: $15, $10 for students, recent graduates, dance professionals, dance educators, & Philadelphia Dance Card members.

Megan specializes in teaching intermediate-advanced level ballet technique for contemporary dancers. Her somatic approach encourages dancers to connect with their breath, pelvic floor and core support while performing complex sequences that emphasize musicality and spatial awareness. Starting with barre work, and continuing through center practice with adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegros, dancers will develop greater awareness of their dynamic alignment in order to maximize physical expression, and discover greater ease in movement. Big, bold, luscious dancing, from the inside-out.

This class is geared toward professional dancers, recent graduates, college dance majors, dance educators, and anyone craving a ballet class that encourages experimentation and risk-taking within a supportive community.

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Come Together Dance Festival
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Come Together Dance Festival

Photo: Contigo Photos

Photo: Contigo Photos

Koresh Dance Company presents its 5th Annual
Come Together Dance Festival
November 14- 18 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

***supported by The Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Foundation***

Koresh Dance Company will once again unite over 40 dance innovators, audience favorites, and emerging artists this fall, in the 5th annual Come Together Dance Festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia. The Festival, which began in 2013, celebrates the diversity, creativity, and technical excellence of Philadelphia’s dance community. From November 14-18, 5 mixed programs will stage an eclectic range of styles, juxtaposing genres from hip hop, tap, and jazz to ballet, modern, contemporary dance, acrobatic physical theatre, and Latin dance.

The final roster is FEATURING Koresh Dance, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Pennsylvania Ballet, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Brian Sanders' JUNK, RIOULT (rē-you), Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (Taylor 2)

WITH Alchemy Dance Company, ali kenner brodsky & co., Ani / Malayaworks Dance, Art In Motion, Asya Zlatina, Blythe Contemporary Ballet, Dancefusion, DiA Dance Company, Evalina "Wally" Carbonell, Gary W Jeter II, Grace Dance Theater 2, Grier Dance Company, Jim Bunting Dance Company, Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company, Kevan Sullivan and Dancers , Kristalyn Gill, Maria A Konrad, Maria Artim AerialDanceProductions, Matthew Soojian, Megan Flynn Dance Company, mignolo dance, MVment, Nika Antuanette, Pantos Project Dance, Project Moshen Dance Company, Power Moves Dance Company (PMDC), Putty Dance Project, SD|PRISM DANCE THEATRE | ELEVATE, SHARP Dance Company, Tainan City Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education, waheed works...a dance project, Winifred Haun & Dancers

***Stay tuned for the announcement of each evening's line-up and for tickets!!**

DATES:

Wed. November 14, 7:30pm
Thurs. November 15, 7:30pm
Fri. November 16, 8pm
Sat. November 17, 8pm
Sun. November 18, 7pm

LOCATION:
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S. Broad Street
(Broad & Lombard)

******FESTIVAL LINE UP******

Wednesday, November 14 7:30pm

Brian Sanders’ JUNK
Koresh Dance Company
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
Dancefusion
Grier Dance Companu
Kristalyn Gill
Matthew Soojian
Megan Flynn Dance Company
Power Moves Dance Company (PMDC)

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Koresh Artist Showcase
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Koresh Artist Showcase

Photo: Steven Weisz

Photo: Steven Weisz

Koresh Artist Showcase: September Black Box Series
Saturday, September 15
7pm + 9pm

Sunday, September 16
6pm

Join us at the David Cooper Black Box Theater as we celebrate Philadelphia's thriving and diverse dance community.

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Come see an exciting program that will keep you at the edge of your seat. We are excited to be presenting work by:

Teresa Barr
Project Moshen Dance Company
The Rock School for Dance Ed
Courtney Brechemin
NSquared Dance
Rachel Moore
Trivera Dance  
Megan Flynn Dance Company
Alexander and Alyssa Bar
Nika Antuanette
Melissa Rector

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Built on Stilts Dance Festival
Aug
20
to Aug 21

Built on Stilts Dance Festival

Built on Stilts Dance Festival, Martha’s Vineyard

August 20-21st, 2018

http://www.builtonstilts.org

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Built on Stilts at Union Chapel

55 Narragansett Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

The Built on Stilts Dance Festival is comprised of work by members of the Vineyard community and by professional performing artists from the island, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, DC, and beyond.


Monday, August 20th
Marta and Teo Azzollini 
Stiltshop Group B
Maggie Sabella 
Laura Sargent Hall 
George MacLeod 
Alexis Willett 
What’s Written Within (women’s group)
Charlotte Scott & Clementine Zeender 
Roberta Kirn's circle song
Betty Bootleg as Aqueenah and the debut of Edgar Crown (Andy Jacobs & Abby Bender)
Esther’s MV Dancing Polar Bears 
Mariah Eastman 
Megan Flynn 
Jessica Rabbit

Tuesday, August 21st
Maggie Sabella 
The Yard Artist Interns 
Marta and Teo Azzollini 
Karam Belly Dance 
George MacLeod 
Betty Bootleg as Aqueenah and the debut of Edgar Crown (Andy Jacobs & Abby Bender)
Ava Vigneault, Nina Moore, and Thea Keene 
Holly Jones of Dance The Yard/Yard Staff
Megan Flynn 
The Crystal Palace Dancers
Leah Crosby and Carol Loud 
Abby Bender 
Tessa Permar
Alise Hagazian 

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Weekly Open Ballet Classes for Contemporary Dancers
Jun
19
to Aug 21

Weekly Open Ballet Classes for Contemporary Dancers

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MFDC Summer Series: Weekly Open Ballet Classes for Contemporary Dancers

Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm, June 19th- August 21st 2018

Megan specializes in teaching intermediate-advanced level ballet technique for contemporary dancers. Her somatic approach encourages dancers to connect with their breath, pelvic floor and core support while performing complex sequences that emphasize musicality and spatial awareness. Starting with barre work, and continuing through center practice with adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegros, dancers will develop greater awareness of their dynamic alignment in order to maximize physical expression, and discover greater ease in movement. Big, bold, luscious dancing, from the inside-out.


This class is geared toward professional dancers, recent graduates, college dance majors, dance educators, and anyone craving a ballet class that encourages experimentation and risk-taking within a supportive community. 


$10/class for students, professionals and Philadelphia dance card members, $12/class for drop-in. 

 

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Photo: Emma Sniegowski 

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Pop-Up Performance on East Passyunk: Snow update!
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Pop-Up Performance on East Passyunk: Snow update!

We're more stubborn than snow... come to Sweat Fitness (1509 E. Passyunk Ave) at 3:30p for an indoor pop-up performance by MFDC.

Megan Flynn Dance Company will perform excerpts of company repertory from the 2016-2017 season with “A Piece of This Place: A Pop-Up Performance” during the Second Saturday festivities on East Passyunk Avenue. The company will perform “We’re all a little bit stubborn” featuring original music composed by Alan Terricciano, which premiered at the Conwell Dance Theater during the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The pop-up also marks the Philadelphia premiere of “All dreams collapsed in one second”, a duet selected for performance at the Actors Fund Arts Center in New York City this year.

Megan Flynn Dance Company will perform excerpts of company repertory from the 2016-2017 season with “A Piece of This Place: A Pop-Up Performance” during the Second Saturday festivities on East Passyunk Avenue. The company will perform “We’re all a little bit stubborn” featuring original music composed by Alan Terricciano, which premiered at the Conwell Dance Theater during the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The pop-up also marks the Philadelphia premiere of “All dreams collapsed in one second”, a duet selected for performance at the Actors Fund Arts Center in New York City this year.

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Come Together Dance Festival
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Come Together Dance Festival

MFDC has been invited to perform an excerpt of "We're all a little bit stubborn" at the Fourth Annual Come Together Dance Festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theater in Philadelphia. 

The Koresh Dance Company will unite dance innovators, audience favorites, and emerging artists this summer when it presents 41 dance companies in its 4th annual Come Together Dance Festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia. The festival, which began in 2013, celebrates the diversity, creativity, and technical excellence of Philadelphia’s dance community. From August 16 through the 20th, 5 mixed programs will stage an eclectic range of styles, juxtaposing genres from hip hop, tap, and jazz to ballet, modern, contemporary dance, acrobatic physical theater, and traditional dance. This year, the festival is supported by The Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Foundation & Richard Glassman

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MFDC at the Allegheny Avenue Arts Festival
Aug
5
12:05 PM12:05

MFDC at the Allegheny Avenue Arts Festival

MFDC is delighted to be performing at the 3rd Allegheny Avenue Arts Festival on 8/5/17 at 12:05pm. 

Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music is a music & performing music school located at 1628-30 W. Allegheny Avenue offering music instruction on piano, keyboard, guitar, woodwinds, voice, percussion, instruments & Ballet , Hip Hop and Praise dances. GEGISOM 'S founder, Joyce Drayton organized The Allegheny Avenue Arts Fest partnering with Thankful and many other churches and organizations to showcase the talents of the youth and adults in the community. It is a day to promote the arts. 

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A Piece of this Place: A Pop-Up Performance (2017)
Jun
5
to Aug 22

A Piece of this Place: A Pop-Up Performance (2017)

MFDC will perform three Pop-Up performances, A Piece of this Place, during the summer of 2017.  Watch out, Philly! 

This project was made possible by funding from Project Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that isregionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Additional support for Project Stream is provided by PECO.  

 
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West Park Arts Fest
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

West Park Arts Fest

Founded by West Park Cultural Center in 2008, the West Park Arts Fest is celebrating 10 years and moving to the Avenue of the Republic near the Please Touch Museum. This site is adjacent too the Centennial Commons – an exciting public space project under construction by Fairmount Park Conservancy as part of Philadelphia’s Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative. Fairmount Park Conservancy and Global Philadelphia have joined West Park Cultural Center as organizers for this free public event advancing the festival’s mission to bring communities together in the park, promote greater awareness of the area’s history and heritage while celebrating the arts and cultural diversity of Philadelphia. The festival embraces partnership and has over the years been made possible in great part to the participation of many arts, cultural and community partners from West Philadelphia and across Philadelphia.

On Saturday June 3rd from 12pm to 5pm attendees of all ages will enjoy two stages of exciting culturally diverse performances by some of the area’s best dancers, musicians, vocalists, and spoken word artists.

Some of the talent will include the popular West Philadelphia Orchestra, Badd Kitti, Gretchen Elise Music, Megan Flynn Dance Company, Academy of Classical Indian Dance, Jasmin Yahne Dance Company, Clowns Without Borders, and much more. The event will invite participation in dance, collaborative painting with WEPAINT, free guided historical trolley tours through the Centennial District, heritage storytelling with Global Philadelphia, children’s activities with the Franklin Institute PACTS Program, Tree House Books and more to be announced. As part of the celebration, Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Arts & Culture Program, with the support of ArtPlace America, has commissioned artists to create special installations and interactive elements that draw their inspiration from the neighborhood, the park and the history of the 1876 Centennial. Festival goers will see a standing timeline created by Global Philadelphia that documents Parkside’s history and heritage with pictures and text.

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Open Ballet Classes at the Performance Garage
May
25
to Aug 24

Open Ballet Classes at the Performance Garage

Megan specializes in teaching intermediate-advanced level ballet technique for professional contemporary dancers.  Her somatic approach encourages students to connect with their breath, pelvic floor and core support while performing complex sequences that emphasize musicality and spatial awareness. Starting with barre work, and continuing through center practice with adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegros, dancers will develop greater awareness of their dynamic alignment in order to maximize physical expression, and discover greater ease in movement. Big, bold, luscious dancing, from the inside-out.

Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm*  Studio A/Theater

*6/22  6:30-8pm,  *8/3  7:30-9:00pm

No class 6/1, 6/15, 7/27, 8/1 

Cash or Credit card accepted: $10 for Students, Professionals, & Philadelphia Dance card members/ $12 Drop-In

 

 

 

 

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Koresh Artist Showcase
Apr
8
to Apr 9

Koresh Artist Showcase

MFDC will present an excerpt of "We're all a little bit stubborn" (2016) in the upcoming Koresh Artist Showcase. 

Photo: Caff Adeus (CVFFVDEUS)

Photo: Caff Adeus (CVFFVDEUS)

Koresh Artist Showcase
Saturday April 8 | 8pm
Sunday April 9 | 6pm
General Admissions $12

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Created to provide emerging performing artists with a platform for presenting artistic work, the Showcase series brings you all that makes Philadelphia performance great: variety, skill, full-throttle energy, and unexpected voices.

Join us for our latest curated evening of homegrown art on April 8th and 9th. Come out to see works by:

Angela Schöpke Dance Theater
Annielille Gavino/Malayaworks
Dana Powers-Klooster
Grier Dance Company.
Jennifer Berlet
Jim Bunting Dance Company
Kayli Bottorff
Koresh Youth Ensemble
Megan Flynn Dance Company
Nika Antuanette
The Embodiment Project
Trina Cardamone
Jim Bunting Dance Company
Valme Productions

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NACHMO NYC Theater Show, Actors Fund Arts Center
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

NACHMO NYC Theater Show, Actors Fund Arts Center

Photo: Jackson Krule

Photo: Jackson Krule

Get your ticket to see a curated lineup of diverse works created by our NY artists during National Choreography Month! 31 days of dance-making culminate in these spectacular two performances.

What can be created in 31 days? Each January, NACHMO challenges choreographers, dancers, and movers of all types to create a new dance piece in one month. This winter, 272 people in over 40 cities took the challenge, sharing excerpts of their work and process on social media and in live events across the country. These shows feature a curated collection of diverse works crafted by New York choreographers for the NACHMO challenge. (Full disclosure: after being selected for these shows, the choreographers had an extra three weeks to rehearse and polish their newly made creations.) Both nights will include a premiere by NACHMO's 2017 featured choreographer, Mark Travis Rivera. 

Come be inspired, and then party with us afterward at the Brazen Head bar, where your program will get you a drink discount and we'll auction off two tickets to the Auction Project on Friday and one ticket to the DanceNYC Symposium on Saturday.

FRIDAY CHOREOGRAPHERS
Mark Travis Rivera - Featured Choreographer
Gabriella Carmichael
Megan Flynn Dance Company

Kentaro Kikuchi
Yeujia Low
Jacqueline Lynch
Ixchel Mendez
Derek Moore
Jerica Niehoff
Aneyn M. O'Grady/Amo Dance

 

 

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MFDC at the Re:Find Gallery 724
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

MFDC at the Re:Find Gallery 724

MFDC performs alongside experimental musical ensembles Pink Hex (Lehigh Valley) and Ningen Kiki (Poconos) at the Re:Find Gallery 724 in downtown Allentown.  The Gallery is currently presenting, "For The Risk of Everything," an art show featuring work by Jared C. Balogh. 
 

Photo: Jon M. Clark

Photo: Jon M. Clark

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Fringe 2016: We're all a little bit stubborn
Sep
24
to Sep 25

Fringe 2016: We're all a little bit stubborn

Call it dogged. Or determined. Passionate and tenacious. Megan Flynn's company of fully-embodied, physically articulate dancers present solos, duets and small group works that engage the audience in an age-old debate of nature versus nurture: Aren’t we all a little bit stubborn sometimes? 

http://fringearts.com/event/little-bit-stubborn/

Along with her “stellar group of collaborators” (Broad Street Review, 2015) Flynn tackles the complexity of stubbornness and how it shapes individuals and relationships in “We’re all a little bit stubborn”. The performance will feature an original musical composition by Alan Terricciano.

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Excerpts of "Dances with Socks": Fringe in the Market
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Excerpts of "Dances with Socks": Fringe in the Market

Photo: Bicking Photography, Koresh Artists' Showcase Nov. 2015

Photo: Bicking Photography, Koresh Artists' Showcase Nov. 2015

Megan Flynn Dance Company at the Reading Terminal Market

January 12th & 13th 2pm

FringeArts and Reading Terminal Market have partnered to present local artists in Fringe in the Market!  Come see excerpts of "Dances with Socks" performed by the Megan Flynn Dance Company.

Socked, slippered, or barefooted, Megan Flynn’s fully embodied, physically articulate dancers come together to ask: “What makes a perfect fit?”  Featuring Sarah Braviak, Megan Flynn, Randall Anthony Smith, and Meredith Stapleton in a series of solos and duets.

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Philadelphia Fringe Festival: Dances with Socks
Sep
12
to Sep 13

Philadelphia Fringe Festival: Dances with Socks

An evening of new solos, duets and small ensemble works that explore authenticity and vulnerability. Socked, slippered, or barefooted, Megan Flynn’s fully embodied, physically articulate dancers come together to ask: “What makes a perfect fit?”

Saturday, Sept. 12th at 8:30pm

Sunday, Sept. 13th at 6pm

DIG YOGA, 410 Monroe St, Philadelphia, PA

 

For Tickets: http://fringearts.com/event/dances-with-socks/

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