Movement Series

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Lafon Arts Center’s Movement Series

Our Movement Series features the best local and internationally touring dance companies to your backyard. These events bring dancers to the Shell Theatre stage to transport your heart and mind to a place of empathy and tell familiar stories.

Get your tickets to all of the shows in our Movement Series by clicking below, or check out each link for individual tickets.

Ballet X

Ballet X

Saturday, October 5

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites artistic innovation with technical excellence to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. Founded in 2005 and led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, the company has commissioned over 70 choreographers from around the world to produce 130 world premieres that are “fresh, inclusive, and connect to what people want” (Philadelphia Citizen). With a versatile and diverse ensemble of 16 dancers, hailed as “among America’s best” by The New York Times, BalletX pushes the boundaries of classical ballet to tell today’s stories with passion, creativity, and exuberance. As a vibrant global incubator for artistic talent, the company makes ballet accessible and inviting, captivating audiences at prestigious venues including The Kennedy Center, Vail Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Through performances, international touring, and meaningful community outreach, BalletX creates extraordinary dance experiences that inspire human connection.

Photo Credit: Photographer: Gabriel Bienczycki Featured: Itzkan Barbosa



Sunday, February 2

New Beat,” has paraded onto some of the biggest theatre stages in America, Japan, and Korea, and performed more than 300 shows sincee 2009. Now it’s time for a BRAND NEW show, with new music and choreography. The legendary Historically Black College and University (HBCU) band experience comes alive with this world-class cast of percussionists, musicians and dancers. Be prepared to laugh, sing, dance, and cry, because DRUMLine Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that is guaranteed to touch every emotion in your body.

With riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear-grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a synchronized musical showcase of the legendary HBCU experience that will also feature various genres of music from Hip-Hop, American Soul, Gospel, Jazz, and more. DRUMLine Live brings a unique style of drumming, mesmerizing musicianship, and energetic choreography NEVER seen on stage before.

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