Photo by Bill Hebert
SHARP Dance Company blends classic dance technique with intriguing stories that speak to the human experience, which creates an artistic experience that is relatable to all audiences.
SHARP is known for collaborative and social conscious work as seen in their newest piece “669.” Some of our former collaborators include: guest choreographers Steven Vaughn (former Parsons Dance Company member), Kevin Ferguson (former Parsons Dance Company member and Doug Elkins Dance Company), Joe Cotler (Koresh Dance Company), Charles Tyson (Underground Dance Works) and more. SHARP has also worked with Kylene Cleaver (Photographer), Lauren Mandilian Huot (Projection Artist) and Composers Liliya Danieva (Russia) and J (Philadelphia).
The mission of SHARP Dance Co. is to translate raw human emotion utilizing contemporary movement to connect the audience through individual interpretation. SHARP is a twelve-year-old 501(c)(3) modern dance company and its theory of “meaning behind movement” is shown prominently throughout their work. SHARP feels that dance should be more than a performance it should be an experience.
SHARP Dance Company has been touring nationally and internationally for the past 10 years. SHARP has performed in over 30 cities in the U.S. such as: New York, Rochester, Phoenix, Chicago, Cincinnati, Portland, San Diego, Brooklyn, Boulder and Portsmouth, among others. The company was selected as one of 11 artists worldwide to the BAU Institute in Italy for a two-week artist residency and was selected for a two-week residency in Paros, Greece, which inspired their original work “The Garden Tour”. SHARP has also performed in England as part of the BedFringe.
Act ONE/Act TWO
SHARP Dance Company
Friday, April 27 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 28 at 5:00 & 8:00 PM
$ 25 General Admission
$ 20 Seniors/Students/Artists
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SHARP Dance Company's spring/summer sampler includes two premieres and a few exciting SHARP favorites including Pieces of U & Gia.
In addition, hoping to build community in the world of dance in Philadelphia, SHARP reviewed numerous applications and chose Blythe Contemporary Ballet and Project Moshen to perform with us. These two woman-run companies will grace our stage, opening Act ONE and Act TWO. Lastly, rounding out the program, SHARP will be performing Phantom Others, choreographed by former Parsons and former SHARP Dancer Steven Vaughn.