Informance with Tommie-Waheed Evans

FREE or pay what you will
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Informance with Tommie-Waheed Evans

TOMMIE-WAHEED EVANS is a rising choreographer and a recipient of the prestigious 2019 Princess Grace Honoria Award in Choreography. For many years you may seen him as principal member of Philadanco.  He has created dance works for BalletX, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, PHILADANCO, Verb Ballets, Ballet Memphis, University of the Arts, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, among others and is currently working on commissions with Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Louisville Ballet.

PDP will support the creation and premiere of HOME, a new dance work by Evans for his company waheedworks when the “all-clear” for the pandemic is issued in 2021. If technology permits we may get a peek in a rehearsal in progress. Otherwise we will view several professionally taped duets from new projects and rehearsal videos of new material the company has been working on before the pandemic. 

Through movement, Waheed Works’s mission is to create a radically collaborative body of work that speaks to human life. Grounded in Evans’s upbringing in the church, the goal of the movement is to offer a path to liberation. The work intertwines an urban street style and contemporary dance vocabulary with an emphasis on gospel music and polyrhythmic sounds. The dancers of Waheed Works are unapologetically diverse with bold and raw movement. 

Join us for conversation and inside look into creating HOME

Wednesday, October 14 at 7PM.     RSVP infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org

via Zoom