The Philadelphia Dance Company, otherwise known as PHILADANCO, will bring its unique combination of dance styles to Charleston with a performance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Clay Center.
The performance will blend African-American dance with ballet, jazz and modern.
PHILADANCO, founded in 1970, is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers. Dance education, an apprenticeship company and youth ensemble are among the group's programs.
The faculty, selected by PHILADANCO founder Joan Myers Brown, has trained more than 4,500 dancers in a comprehensive program achieving the highest level of technical skills in dance and performance. In 2000, the company along with eight other cultural organizations received permanent residency at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The group performs 50 to 60 concerts a year.
Tickets range from $18 to $38 and are available at www.theclaycenter.org or 304-561-3570.