PHILADANCO's eclectic and diverse repertoire ranges from works by pioneering choreographers such as Talley Beatty, Gene Hill Sagan and Louis Johnson to premieres and new materials from contemporary choreographers including Daniel Ezralow, Jawole Zollar, Milton Myers and Christopher Huggins.
PHILADANCO Restages Bad Blood
PHILADANCO's spring season at the Kimmel Center will feature the company premiere of the Ulysses Dove masterpiece Bad Blood (1984). Created for four women and three men, Bad Blood is a highly physical and forceful piece about couples and relationships.
Ulysses Dove (1947–1996) was an independent choreographer who worked in both the modern dance and ballet idioms. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Dove was a graduate from Bennington College. He became a principal dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Dove was encouraged by Alvin Ailey to create dance works, and in 1980 he left the Ailey Company to begin a freelance choreographic career. He created significant works for American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Sweden's Cullberg Ballet, and the Dutch National Ballet, among many others.
Support for the restaging and presentation of Bad Blood made possible in part by
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage;
The National Endowment for the Arts; and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts