Open Ballet Classes at the Performance Garage
May
25
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

 

 

 

 

A Piece of this Place: A Pop-Up Performance (2017)
Jun
5
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.  

 
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. 

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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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.

Koresh Artist Showcase
Apr
8
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

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

 

 

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

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

Fringe 2016: We're all a little bit stubborn

  • Conwell Dance Theater

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.

Berg Faculty Cabaret
Feb
20
8:00 pm20:00

Berg Faculty Cabaret

Megan Flynn & Randall Anthony Smith will be performing a duet in the Muhlenberg Faculty Cabaret, a fundraiser for the Muhlenberg Theatre Department's Senior Showcase in New York City. 

Photo: Richard Reid  

Photo: Richard Reid

 

Excerpts of "Dances with Socks": Fringe in the Market
Jan
12
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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Koresh Artist Showcase
Nov
14
Nov 15

Koresh Artist Showcase

Megan Flynn Dance Company will perform in the Koresh Artist Showcase with "She is Standing" and "Greener Pastures" on November 14th (7pm, 9pm) and November 15th (6pm). 

Photo: Bill Hebert

Philadelphia Fringe Festival: Dances with Socks
Sep
12
Sep 13

Philadelphia Fringe Festival: Dances with Socks

  • Dig Yoga

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/