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Pam Tanowitz Dance

Lakecia Benjamin & Pursuance

October 14 – 15, 2022
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents

Part of Alice & John: A Coltrane Festival

Known for “sublime dance theater of the highest caliber,” Pam Tanowitz “has long been one of the most formally brilliant choreographers around.” (The New York Times) Following her debut on our stage as part of our 21/22 digital season, Tanowitz’ acclaimed company returns with three world premieres, including Walk With Me, our commissioned work set to the music of Alice and John Coltrane. With live music by saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and her band, Pursuance, the piece sees Tanowitz choreographing to jazz for the first time. Her innovative twist on ballet and modern styles continues to shine in My Favorite Things (Duet + Group) and forever and ever and ever and ever, uniquely developed for our Zellerbach Theatre. “Pam Tanowitz's dances are a lot like diamonds: They dazzle with compositional brilliance.” (Dance Spirit Magazine)

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Penn Live Arts is the lead commissioner of Walk With Me. | Pam Tanowitz Dance’s Walk With Me in the 22/23 season is made possible in part with support provided by the Penn Live Arts Accelerator Program at the University of Pennsylvania. | Co-commissioning and development support was provided by Fisher Center LAB, which receives funding from the Fisher Center at Bard’s Artistic Innovation Fund with lead support from Rebecca Gold and S. Asher Gelman through the March Forth Foundation. The Fisher Center at Bard is Pam Tanowitz's artistic home.

The Coltrane Festival is supported in part by The Sylvia and Randle Kauders Foundation.

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Media support for the 22/23 season dance series provided by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Media support for the Coltrane Festival provided by WRTI.

Photo credit: Erin Baiano