Featuring 3 World Premieres!

Featuring the World Premiere of Hello World by David Parsons

Featuring the World Premiere of Hello World
by David Parsons

15 Chances to See the Show!

May 16: 7:00pm  +Opening Night Gala

May 17: 7:30pm +Curtain Chat

May 18: 8:00pm

May 19: 8:00pm

May 20: 2:00pm (Joyce Family Matinee) 
               8:00pm

May 21: 2:00pm (Family-Friendly Matinee)

Featuring the World Premiere of UpEnd by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons

Featuring the World Premiere of UpEnd
by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons

May 23: 7:30pm

May 24: 7:30pm

May 25: 12:00pm (Relaxed Performance)
              8:00pm

May 26: 8:00pm

May 27: 2:00pm (Family-Friendly Matinee)                    8:00pm

May 28:  2:00pm

Hello World by David Parsons explores the evolution of man and machine as the dancers take the stage with custom-built highly sophisticated robotics.  This exploration in drone choreography was created with Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interactive Technologies Center allowing David to create a uniquely captivating, and at times humorous, display of art and science.  Set to music by John Mackey, this dynamic new work is unlike anything you've seen before!

Inside the Studio with Parsons Dance in Hello World

UpEnd by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons takes Parsons Dance to new heights with its first exploration into hip-hop. Together, they infuse the classic Parsons style with elements of street dance, creating a dynamic new movement vocabulary that celebrates the versatility of the company. For this striking new work, Parsons Dance has commissioned an original score by NYC composer Marty Beller. 

 

DANIEL by GenerationNow Fellow, Omar Roman De Jesus  was inspired by an eye-opening experience while working with Parsons’ educational outreach initiative for dancers on the Autism spectrum. This contemporary piece explores the youthful and uninhibited pursuit of joy.

Rehearsal of DANIEL, 2017

Rehearsal of DANIEL, 2017


Special Opening Night Program (Tue May 16, 7pm)
Hello World (2017) by David Parsons
Finding Center [duet] (2015) by David Parsons
UpEnd (2017) by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons
Caught (1982) by David Parsons
Swing Shift (2003) by David Parsons

 

Program A - Evening & Closing Matinee Performances
Hello World (2017) by David Parsons
Hand Dance (2003) by David Parsons
UpEnd (2017) by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons
Daniel (2017) by Omar Roman De Jesus
Caught (1982) by David Parsons
Swing Shift (2003) by David Parsons 

 

Program B (May 20, 21 & 27 at 2pm)
Daniel (2017) by Omar Roman De Jesus
Sleep Study (1987) by David Parsons
UpEnd (2017) by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons
Caught (1982) by David Parsons
In the End (2003) by David Parsons

 

Banner Photo by Bill Herbert | Season Image by Lois Greenfield | UpEnd photos by Massimilio Fusco | DANIEL photo by Tania Palomeque