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For five decades, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) has broken boundaries and inspired audiences with an uncommon amalgamation of African-American, contemporary, and traditional dance forms, working in a “range of idioms most companies don’t even try to possess” with a company of dancers that are “a miracle of skill and energy” (Dance Magazine).

PHILADANCO!’s Champaign-Urbana performance will feature a show of soaring skill and impeccable technique as it presents Conglomerate, Anthony Burrell’s homage to the history of Black dance in Philadelphia; This Place, a new work by Ray Mercer; new work by BaKari Lindsay set to Malian kora music; and resident choreographer Tommie Waheed-Evans’ With(in) Verse—part of the Krannert Center co-commissioned Success Stories project—which explores spirituality, sorrow, and redemption.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing an “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Krannert Center.

Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public at 10am on Tuesday, September 14. Tickets will be sold online only, not by phone or at the Ticket Office counter. Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. All 2021-2022 ticket on-sale dates are now available. To learn about early ticket-buying opportunities, please contact Krannert Center’s Advancement team: 217.333.6700 or advancement [at]

As part of the University of Illinois, Krannert Center follows U of I guidelines regarding face coverings and other COVID-19 safety protocols. These guidelines change as conditions change, so we will continue to adjust our practices and keep you informed throughout the season. At this time, face coverings are required in indoor university spaces such as Krannert Center. In addition, people who are NOT fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering outdoors when they cannot practice social distancing.

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor

  • Smile Politely


  • This presentation was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

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Event Details

Colwell Playhouse
Th Oct 28, 2021 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 50 / Standard 25 / SC 20 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10