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Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Dance the night away with in-gallery dance performances and booty-shaking Brazilian music by PhillyBloco in the Great Stair Hall. Final Fridays are free with Museum admission.
5:30 p.m. Music: DJ SYLO
Start the night with an eclectic blend of hip-hop, house, electro, and funk.
5:30 p.m. In-Gallery Performance: Three Aksha Dance Company
This dance troupe preserves and promotes Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian dance form. Tonight they perform «Saha,» an ensemble of moves dedicated to different deities.
5:45 & 6:30 p.m. Detours with Amy Smith
Journey through the medieval galleries with Amy Smith, co-founder of Headlong Dance Theater. Additional creative input from theater artist Adriano Shaplin.
6:00 & 7:00 p.m. In-Gallery Performance: Almanac Dance Circus Theatre
This acrobatic performance ensemble responds to Wild: Michael Nichols through storytelling and daring physicality.
6:45–7:15 Dance: Ballroom Philadelphia
Got two left feet? No worries—Vuthy and Brandi Ou from Ballroom Philadelphia will be on hand to teach beginners salsa and cha-cha moves. Space is limited. Free tickets required
7:30 p.m. Music: PhillyBloco
Modeled after the block parties of Brazilian carnival, PhillyBloco will perform a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, and New Orleans second line.
Final Fridays illustrations by Nate Harris.