Lila Downs photo, 19/20 season

Pilobolus photo with play symbol, Watch our 19/20 season video! Our 19/20 season is filled with preeminent artists performing 19 world, U.S. and local premieres, seven performing in Philadelphia for the very first time. We encourage you to explore our remarkable, thought-provoking programs across dance, music and theatre, all seeking to spark conversations, provide transformative artistic experiences and connect Penn and the Philadelphia community. We continue our commitment to commissioning new works and fostering young, up-and-coming artists alongside world-renowned luminaries you know and love. This powerful convergence highlights new ideas while amplifying the contributions of some of the most influential artists of the last century.

With our partner NextMove Dance, we offer a special retrospective to celebrate and further our dance legacy through a blockbuster series of audience favorites, thoughtful tributes and debut performances. As the presenter that first introduced Philip Glass to Philadelphia, our three-week #GLASSFEST honors his legacy in a range of performances, including one featuring the groundbreaking composer himself. Grammy® and Latin Grammy® award-winning vocalist Lila Downs serves as our 19/20 season Artist-in-Residence, expanding our The Philadelphians: Migrations That Made Our City series. This year, we shine a spotlight on Mexican Americans, one of Philadelphia’s largest current immigrant groups, and how this population has reshaped and contributed to our great city.

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19/20 Performances

Messenger Legacy

Art Blakey Centennial
November 16, 2019

Joel Ross

November 21, 2019

Joel Ross

Good Vibes
November 21, 2019

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Ogun & the People
November 30, 2019

Dianne Reeves

Christmas Time is Here
December 8, 2019

PHILADANCO

Xmas Philes
December 12 – 13, 2019

PHILADANCO

Xmas Philes
December 12 – 14, 2019

The Crossing @ Christmas

December 20, 2019

We Shall Overcome

A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 17, 2020

Paul Taylor Dance Company

January 24 – 25, 2020

Daedalus Quartet

January 25, 2020

Dunedin Consort

January 29, 2020

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

January 31, 2020

Ephrat Asherie Dance

Odeon
February 7, 2020

Ephrat Asherie Dance

Odeon
February 7 – 8, 2020

MUMMENSCHANZ

you & me
February 16, 2020

Alicia Olatuja

Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women
February 16, 2020

Angélique Kidjo

February 20, 2020

The Crossing

Knee Plays
February 21 – 22, 2020

The Philip Glass Ensemble

Music in Twelve Parts
February 29, 2020

Jenny Lin

Glass Reflections
March 5, 2020

The White Lama

The Improbable Legacy of Theos Bernard
March 13 – 14, 2020

Danú

March 14, 2020

The Crossing

Maya Beiser, Cello
March 22, 2020

Trinity Irish Dance Company

March 27 – 28, 2020

Daedalus Quartet

April 4, 2020

SFJAZZ Collective

April 5, 2020

Pilobolus

Come to Your Senses
April 16 – 18, 2020

Pilobolus

Come to Your Senses
April 17, 2020

So Percussion

April 18, 2020

Les Violons du Roy

Avi Avital, Mandolin
April 25, 2020

Jarana Beat

May 1, 2020

Lila Downs

May 1, 2020

Jarana Beat

May 2, 2020

MOMIX

Alice
June 11 – 13, 2020

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The 19/20 season dance series is presented by the Annenberg Center and NextMove Dance.