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the Annenberg Center’s 40th Anniversary! One of the nation’s preeminent performing arts centers on a major university campus, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has been transforming the lives of Philadelphia audiences for 40 years with a vibrant array of world-renowned and emerging artists and insightful performance enhancements. The home of Dance Celebration, the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival, and the very stage where legendary Broadway directors Harold Prince and Joseph Papp premiered award-winning theatre productions, the Annenberg Center has brought some of the world’s greatest and most critically acclaimed musicians, dance troupes and theatre companies to millions of Philadelphians.

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Heinrich Butler, Val-B, Colm Henry, Nan Melville, Massimo Mantovani, Elise Wrabetz.


The tradition lives on! After 40 years of artistic excellence and invigorating experiences, the tradition continues. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve put together one of our most diverse seasons ever—a nod towards our colorful history of presenting the best of the best from all corners of the globe. With highly acclaimed artists from six continents, you’ll take a journey around the world without leaving your seat! From Zakir Hussain of India and Chunky Move of Australia to the Gate Theatre of Ireland and Spirit of Uganda of Africa, you’ll see the world in a whole new way. So, buy your tickets and pack your bags—this is an adventure you won’t want to miss!

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Create your own Signature Series and SAVE UP TO 15%! Enjoy ultimate flexibility and curate your own performing arts experience. Our Signature Series allows you to build the collection of performances that’s right for you and save money at the same time! Simply choose 3 or 4 shows from this brochure and SAVE 10% on each ticket, or choose 5 shows or more and SAVE 15%! Plus, you’ll receive full subscriber benefits like the ability to exchange tickets for free if you can’t attend a performance, special discounts on parking and additional show tickets and special subscriberonly offers around town.

Having Trouble Choosing? Try on one of these collections to the right and see if one fits!

Enjoy exhilarating performances by amazing artists and make the world a better place! Get to know these artists on and off the stage as you learn about their tireless support of important causes. Visit AnnenbergCenter.org/ACL to learn more! Hua Hua Zhang’s Visual Expressions (p.8) Hiromi (p.12) Spirit of Uganda (p.20)

Celebration Collection Enjoy the best of the 11/12 season! These blockbuster shows are perfect for a great night out with family or friends. Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo (p.8) Still Black, Still Proud An African Tribute to James Brown (p.12) Champions of the Dance (p.16) Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra (p.24) MOMIX (p.24)

Discovery Collection Are you on the forefront of thought? Do you love being challenged by the unfamiliar? Consider these innovative and thought-provoking performances that push the envelope and tackle life’s most vital questions. Gate Theatre: Endgame & Watt (p.10) Compagnie Marie Chouinard (p.14) The Civilians: In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards (p.16)

Bright Lights Collection Do you like to try new things? Enjoy fresh, new perspectives by these rising stars! Hua Hua Zhang’s Visual Expressions (p.8) Shantala Shivalingappa (p.10) Hiromi (p.12) Ravi Coltrane Quartet (p.16) Green Chair Dance Group (p.18) Jason Marsalis & Simone (p.20) 3


Or buy a Genre Series and SAVE even more! Subscribe to one of our many genre packages and enjoy savings up to 31%! You’ll receive the same great seats for every performance and free exchanges if you can’t attend a performance plus all the other benefits of being a subscriber. See page 29 for pricing and package options.

Dance

Dance Celebration Series Dance Celebration is presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

Chunky Move (p.12) Compagnie Marie Chouinard (p.14) RUBBERBANDance Group (p.18) Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company (p.20) DanceBrazil (p.22) Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (p.22) MOMIX (p.24) Available in 3-, 5- or 7-show packages

Jazz

Jazz Series Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo (p.8) Hiromi (p.12) Ravi Coltrane Quartet (p.16) Jason Marsalis & Simone (p.20) Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra (p.24) Love jazz? Save an additional 10% when you add the Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band or Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet & Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band.

African

Latin

Irish

Asian

African Roots Still Black, Still Proud An African Tribute to James Brown (p.12) Spirit of Uganda (p.20) Kenge Kenge (p.24)

Latin Roots Omar Sosa Afreecanos Latin Jazz Quartet & Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band (p.10) Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad (p.14) Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band (p.18)

Irish Roots

Gate Theatre: Watt (p.10) Danú: An Nollaig in Éirinn (p.14) Masters of Tradition (p.22)

Asian Roots Hua Hua Zhang’s Visual Expressions (p.8) Shantala Shivalingappa (p.10) Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion (p.22) 4


Why Subscribe? Subscribing is the most convenient and affordable way to enjoy the Annenberg Center’s 11/12 season. Whether you purchase a Genre Series or a Signature Series, you’ll guarantee your seats for the shows you most want to see without having to worry about sellouts or long lines at the box office. All subscribers enjoy the following great benefits and save money, so subscribe today! Great Savings Enjoy up to 31% off regular single ticket prices. FREE Exchanges Worried about committing in advance? Don’t be! When you can’t attend a performance, you can easily exchange your tickets over the phone, in person or by mail at no additional charge. Pre-paid Discount Parking Save time and money with pre-paid discount parking vouchers for only $11. Offer valid at the garage located at 38th and Walnut Streets. Call 215.898.3900 or visit AnnenbergCenter.org/parking for more information. 10% Discount on Additional Tickets Purchase tickets to additional shows not in your subscription package or add on tickets for friends and family and receive a 10% discount at any time throughout the season. Discounts Around Town Receive an exclusive subscriber discount card valid for discounts to great restaurants and shops around town. Visit AnnenbergCenter.org/discounts for a complete listing. 5

Priority Seating Receive priority over regular single ticket buyers. When you renew your Genre Series or Signature Series, you’ll receive priority over new subscribers and single ticket buyers. Genre series subscribers enjoy the same great seats every year. Subscriber Concierge Desk Receive exclusive access to the Subscriber Concierge Desk in the lobby and get personalized service tailored to your specific needs. Have questions about the performance or the Center, or need a post-show restaurant recommendation? Ask the concierge! Free Ticket Replacement If your tickets are lost or stolen, don’t worry! We’ll reprint them for free. Special Offers New events are added all the time at the Annenberg Center. As a subscriber, you will receive priority notification of new events in addition to offers created especially for you. Also, you’ll be the first to know about the new season and have an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets before the season is announced to the general public.


11/12 Calendar SEP 2011

Theatre

FRI SEP 16 – SAT SEP 17

The Life and Times of Deborah Franklin

OCT 2011 FRI OCT 14 FRI OCT 14 – SAT OCT 15 FRI OCT 28

Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo Hua Hua Zhang’s Visual Expressions Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet & Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band

NOV 2011 SAT NOV 5 TUE NOV 8 – SUN NOV 13 SAT NOV 12 THU NOV 17 – SAT NOV 19 SUN NOV 20

Shantala Shivalingappa Gate Theatre: Endgame & Watt Hiromi Chunky Move Still Black, Still Proud An African Tribute to James Brown

DEC 2011 FRI DEC 2 SAT DEC 3 THU DEC 8 – SAT DEC 10 THU DEC 15 – SUN DEC 18

Danú: An Nollaig in Éirinn Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad Compagnie Marie Chouinard Champions of the Dance

JAN 2012 SAT JAN 14 WED JAN 18 – SUN JAN 29 THU JAN 19 – SAT JAN 21

Ravi Coltrane Quartet The Civilians: In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards RUBBERBANDance Group

FEB 2012 FRI FEB 3 – SAT FEB 4 SAT FEB 4 THU FEB 9 – SAT FEB 11

Green Chair Dance Group Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company

MAR 2012 FRI MAR 16 SAT MAR 17 THU MAR 22 – SAT MAR 24

Spirit of Uganda Jason Marsalis & Simone DanceBrazil

APR 2012 SAT APR 7 SUN APR 15 THU APR 19 – SAT APR 21 SAT APR 28

Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion Masters of Tradition: Celebrating Irish Music in its Purest Form Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra

MAY 2012 THU MAY 3 – SAT MAY 5 FRI MAY 4 THU MAY 17 – SUN MAY 20 SAT MAY 19

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival Kenge Kenge MOMIX First Person Arts: Grand Slam!

Jazz

African

Dance

Irish

Asian

Latin

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Sep–Oct

Hua Hua Zhang’s Visual Expressions

Bart. P. Roccoberton, Jr.

2011

Courtesy Suntory Hall

Brad Mehldau

Michael Wilson

Joshua Redman

Michael Persico

The Life and Times of Deborah Franklin

As a college student at Penn in the ‘70s, my cultural horizons expanded dramatically as a result of the Annenberg Center. How extraordinary it was to see Liv Ullmann in A Doll’s House, which was her United States theatrical debut, and Dame Cleo Laine and John Dankworth on one of their early American tours, right on the Penn campus. These events brought the community and the Penn campus together, just as the Annenberg Center continues to do today. Andy Brownstein, audience member since 1971

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The Life and Times of Deborah Franklin

FRI > SEP 16 > 7:30 PM* SAT > SEP 17 > 8 PM

Theatre

Did you know that the Constitutional Catalyst and Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin, had a lovingly devoted spouse by the name of Deborah Read Franklin? Charming, warm, wise, fearless and abundantly opinionated, the unsung First Lady of Philadelphia takes her long-overdue leap into the historic limelight in this entertaining world premiere. Written and directed by Philadelphia’s own Dr. Roberta Sloan of Temple University, this witty and vivid portrayal of colonial America is all about the “forgotten founding mother,” and how Ben Franklin could not have become who he was without her. These performances are part of the By Local Series and are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Wallace Foundation.

Jazz

Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo FRI > OCT 14 > 7:30 PM*

Hailed by the Boston Herald as “a jazz wunderkind,” saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of today’s most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists. Brad Mehldau, having garnered numerous awards and admiration from jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike, has forged a unique path, embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure, and is “universally admired as one of the most adventurous pianists to arrive on the jazz scene in years” (Los Angeles Times). Don’t miss these two remarkable Grammy®-nominated jazz greats as they join forces for one unforgettable duo performance that promises to shine with creative brilliance.

Asian Hua Hua Zhang’s Visual Expressions

FRI > OCT 14 > 8 PM* SAT > OCT 15 > 8 PM

Philadelphia puppet artist Hua Hua Zhang and her company Visual Expressions partner with Philadelphia dance company Kun-Yang Lin and composers David Darling and Steven Halpera to treat us to the world premiere of Two Hands—a work that combines dance, music and various types of puppetry and explores how we deal with balance, desire, power, wonder and confusion in our own lives. Born in China where she was one of the leading performers for the award-winning China Puppet Arts Troupe and formally trained at the prestigious Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut, Hua Hua ingeniously uses Asian and Western puppet art to explore universal, cross-cultural themes and promote the peaceful understanding of the differences and similarities among many cultures. These performances are part of the By Local Series and are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Wallace Foundation.

*Join us for an INSIGHTS event before or after this performance. INSIGHTS is the Annenberg Center’s performance enhancement events program, featuring Penn professors, area specialists and artists. More information at AnnenbergCenter.org/insights.

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OCT-NOV

Shantala Shivalingappa

2011

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Omar Sosa

Tom Ehrlich

Chris Drukker

Jerry Gonzalez

C.P. Satyajit

Jeff Clarke

Gate Theatre

I’ve had three first-hand experiences directing excellent revivals of plays at the Zellerbach Theatre prior to their Broadway engagements. It’s a magnificent facility and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I have a special place in my heart for the black box which bears my name. Harold Prince, world-renowned Broadway director/producer


Latin

Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet & Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band

FRI > OCT 28 > 7:30 PM*

Afro-Cuban jazz great Omar Sosa and the legendary Jerry Gonzalez team up with their bands for one incredible double bill. Hailed by All About Jazz as a true “fusion artist in the best sense of the word,” who “mixes his Cuban roots with tastes of bebop, free jazz, even hip hop and electronica, into a strikingly fresh and spicy modern stew that’s much more than the sum of its ingredients,” Omar Sosa will bring the audience to its feet with his dynamic playing and improvisational mastery. Then, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band—the band the New York Times calls “the best Latin Jazz group working” and one of the most influential modern Afro-Caribbean jazz groups in the world—take the stage with their unique fusion of complex Latin rhythms and impeccable jazz improvisations.

Asian Shantala Shivalingappa

SAT > NOV 5 > 8 PM*

Treasured in both India and Europe, Shantala Shivalingappa is one of the world’s preeminent interpreters of Kuchipudi, a 2,000-year-old classical Indian dance style rooted in the Natya Shastra, an ancient codification of dance, music and theatre. Called the “child of the east and west” for her birth in India and upbringing in Paris and praised as “divinely gifted” and “intoxicating” by the New York Times, Shivalingappa has worked with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Maurice Béjart, Peter Brook and the legendary Pina Bausch. She has captivated audiences worldwide with the vibrant, precise storytelling embodied in her performances, and “erases cultural boundaries with her lightness, wit, and musicality” (The New Yorker). Accompanied by four master musicians, Shivalingappa appears in a special Philadelphia performance of Shiva Ganga, a work that explores the balance between the Hindu gods Shiva, who creates and sustains the universe through dance, and Ganga, who embodies grace and elegance. This performance is co-presented by Sruti, The India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia.

Gate Theatre Theatre Endgame & Watt

TUE > NOV 8 > 7 PM* WED > NOV 9 > 7:30 PM* THU > NOV 10 > 7:30 PM* FRI > NOV 11 > 7:30 PM*

Endgame Watt Endgame Watt

SAT > NOV 12 > 2 PM Endgame SAT > NOV 12 > 7:30 PM Watt SUN > NOV 13 > 2 PM Endgame

Straight from Dublin’s acclaimed Gate Theatre, enjoy two exciting new adaptations starring the world’s leading Samuel Beckett interpreter, Barry McGovern, directed by one of Ireland’s rising directors, Tom Creed. Called “ominous and funny” by the Irish Independent and “simply outstanding” by the Guardian, Watt is the extraordinary story of an itinerant character who journeys one day to go work in the remote country home of Mr. Knott. The bizarre adventures of Watt and his struggle to make sense of the world around him are told with elegant simplicity, immense pathos and explosive humor. Endgame tells the amusing tale about the aged and blind Hamm and his servant Clov, co-existing in a mutually dependent and fractious relationship, with only Hamm’s legless parents for company. Hailed as one of Beckett’s most important works and written in the style associated with the Theatre of the Absurd, the play focuses on the themes of repetition, time, isolation and existence.

*Join us for an INSIGHTS event before or after this performance. INSIGHTS is the Annenberg Center’s performance enhancement events program, featuring Penn professors, area specialists and artists. More information at AnnenbergCenter.org/insights.

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NOV

Hiromi

2011

Muga Mayahara

Our entire family has enjoyed the performances at the Annenberg Center for years. It’s great to have access to such a wide variety of talent from all over the world right here in our back yard. When our kids were younger we took full advantage of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival and now that they’re teenagers, we’ve seen amazing concerts and plays. It’s indeed a family affair for us and we’re thrilled to be a part of the Annenberg Center. Osagie and Losenge Imasogie, audience members since 1980

Jeff Busby

Chunky Move

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Hiromi Jazz

SAT > NOV 12 > 8 PM*

Since the release of her debut album Another Mind in 2003, Hiromi Uehara has electrified audiences and critics in both hemispheres with a creative energy that defies the conventional parameters of jazz and pushes musicianship and composition to unprecedented levels of complexity and sophistication. Having performed with jazz greats including Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Hiromi has been heralded as one of the brightest new lights on today’s piano jazz landscape. “A forceful presence on any stage” (New York Times), Hiromi will captivate you with her infectious energy as she performs tunes from her latest album, Place To Be—a musical travel journal of the many places around the world that have left an indelible impression on her creative sensibilities.

Chunky Move

THU > NOV 17 > 7:30 PM FRI > NOV 18 > 8 PM* SAT > NOV 19 > 2 PM & 8 PM

Dance

Dance Celebration is presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

From down under comes dance thunder! Australia’s Chunky Move is a company that feasts on theatrical invention and high-tech special effects. Their witty and unpredictable works have garnered multiple Helpmann Awards, Australia’s prestigious live performance award. In a Philadelphia premiere, Chunky Move performs its new work, Connected, a collaboration with kinetic sculptor Reuben Margolin and founding Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek. A side-step from the norm for Chunky Move, Connected relies less on digital technology and more on Margolin’s purpose-built, kinetic sculpture. Constructed from wood, recycled plastic, paper and steel, Margolin’s weightless waveform sculpture appears as the agile dancers twist and hurl through space. Beginning with simple movements and hundreds of tiny pieces, the dancers construct the awe-inspiring sculpture in real performance time.

African Still Black, Still Proud An African Tribute to James Brown

SUN > NOV 20 > 7 PM*

Discovering the points at which African and American music strike sparks off each other, Pee Wee Ellis (“The Man Who Invented Funk”) and a host of stars including Maceo Parker, Vusi Mahlasela and Vieux Farka Touré bring James Brown’s revolutionary music full circle in this innovative, rhythm-fueled tribute to Afro-funk. This extraordinary line-up of international talent celebrates the lasting legacy of the “Godfather of Soul” and explores the deep relationship between soul, funk and modern African music with timeless hits such as “I Feel Good” and “Gonna Have a Funky Good Time.” Artists from the United States and Africa join together in an ensemble that the Boston Globe dubs “a pancontinental funk-soul supergroup,” and that All About Jazz proclaims is simply “explosive.”

*Join us for an INSIGHTS event before or after this performance. INSIGHTS is the Annenberg Center’s performance enhancement events program, featuring Penn professors, area specialists and artists. More information at AnnenbergCenter.org/insights.

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

DEC Jerry Lacay

2011

John D. Kelly

DanĂş

I feel truly enriched by what I see, hear, experience and feel when attending a performance at the Annenberg Center. The Annenberg Center’s performances rival the best of what we may experience in any major metropolitan area.

Compagnie Marie Chouinard

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Courtesy Marie Chouinard

Afaf Meleis, audience member since 2002


Danú Irish An Nollaig in Éirinn

Holiday Show!

FRI > DEC 2 > 7:30 PM

The acclaimed Irish band Danú returns to the Annenberg Center with An Nollaig in Éirinn—a heartwarming concert celebrating a traditional Irish Christmas. Winner of major awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú is among the hottest bands on the Celtic circuit, with a traditional but modern sound built around virtuoso players of accordion, fiddle, flute and percussion and the rich vocals of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Bring the entire family and enjoy this glorious Irish celebration of Christmas!

Spanish Harlem Orchestra Latin Salsa Navidad

Holiday Show!

SAT > DEC 3 > 8 PM

New York style and sophistication meet Afro-Caribbean rhythm and passion with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra—the musical embodiment of the steamy, culturally rich neighborhood of Spanish Harlem. Directed by world-renowned pianist, arranger and producer Oscar Hernández, this explosive 13-member, Grammy® award-winning ensemble has reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City salsa to music lovers worldwide. In their brand new, family-friendly holiday program, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra will invigorate classic holiday songs with their special Latin flair and leave you dancing in the aisles!

Dance

Compagnie Marie Chouinard THU > DEC 8 > 7:30 PM FRI > DEC 9 > 8 PM* SAT > DEC 10 > 2 PM & 8 PM

Dance Celebration is presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

Marie Chouinard, a recipient of Quebec’s Prix Denise Pelletier award, has been a fixture on world stages for more than two decades. Her pioneering company explores the poetics of the body in immediate, intelligible and ever-surprising ways and creates compelling imagery on stage that will sustain and demand your attention. Although her works may be perceived as provocative, they are better viewed as pathways towards freedom and compassion, where humor is possible and beauty is omnipresent. Inspired by Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography, Compagnie Marie Chouinard will perform Le sacre du pritemps (Rite of Spring), Prélude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) and 24 Preludes by Chopin, a jubilant yet solemn work that evokes feelings of passion, introspection and rebellion. Recommended for mature audiences

*Join us for an INSIGHTS event before or after this performance. INSIGHTS is the Annenberg Center’s performance enhancement events program, featuring Penn professors, area specialists and artists. More information at AnnenbergCenter.org/insights.

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DEC-JAN

The Civilians

2011-2012

Carol Rosegg

Champions of the Dance

Michael Weintrob

Courtesy Champions of the Dance

Ravi Coltrane

I love going to the Annenberg Center, for everything from a bawdy and bouncy Tyrone Guthrie Theater production of Shakespeare to an evening of lively Cuban jazz. The quality is always excellent, the seats are comfortable (there isn’t a bad seat in the house!), parking is easy and the University campus provides a variety of opportunities for pre- and post-show dining. The Annenberg Center is my favorite place in town to attend theatre! Lenore Forsted, audience member since 1978

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Champions of the Dance

THU > DEC 15 > 7:30 PM* FRI > DEC 16 > 8 PM* SAT > DEC 17 > 2 PM* & 8 PM* SUN > DEC 18 > 2 PM* & 7 PM*

Dance

Dance Celebration is presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

ABC’s top-rated show “Dancing with the Stars” has ignited a phenomenal interest in and appreciation of international ballroom dance across the world. Now, Dance Celebration brings world-renowned dance stars together for a magical performance highlighting sexy Latin and tango rhythms and the frantic energy of swing. Hosted by Tony Dovolani of “Dancing with the Stars,” this international dance sensation showcases 10 intoxicating champions, including Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya, a couple well known from “Dancing with the Stars,” under the direction of top notch coach and judge Taliat Tarsinov, who holds 20 world and European titles and choreographs for “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Ballroom Challenge.” All performances feature pre-show demonstrations by local dancers as well as post-show dance lessons!

Ravi Coltrane Quartet Jazz

SAT > JAN 14 > 8 PM*

Critically acclaimed and Grammy®-nominated saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is one of today’s most unique and original voices whose sound has been described as “amazing, deep, soulful, masterful” (Jazz Police) and is complete with “elusive beauty” (Downbeat Magazine). The second son of the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane has performed with many of the world’s greatest jazz and pop luminaries including McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, Elvin Jones and Carlos Santana. In this not-to-be-missed musical treat, he’s joined by three fixtures on today’s jazz scene—bassist/composer Drew Gress, drum sensation E.J. Strickland and pianist/composer/arranger Luis Perdomo.

Theatre The Civilians In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards

WED > JAN 18* & 25 > 7:30 PM THU > JAN 19 & 26* > 7 PM FRI > JAN 20* & 27 > 7:30 PM

SAT > JAN 21 & 28* > 2 PM & 7:30 PM SUN > JAN 22* & 29 > 2 PM TUE > JAN 24* > 7 PM

Hailed by the New York Times as “fresh, inventive and entertaining,” and included in the “Best of 2010” theatre lists of the New York Times, New Yorker and Time Out New York, In the Footprint examines the conflicts that erupted in the case of Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn’s largest development project in history. Discover how the fate of a city is often decided in the present day and see what can be learned from this ongoing saga of politics, money and the places we call home. Constructed from interviews with real life players in this Brooklyn controversy, including local residents, business owners, political leaders such as Letitia James and Marty Markowitz, activists, union members and project supporters, this play melds music and dialogue to promote curiosity about the world and engagement with some of the most vital questions of our time.

*Join us for an INSIGHTS event before or after this performance. INSIGHTS is the Annenberg Center’s performance enhancement events program, featuring Penn professors, area specialists and artists. More information at AnnenbergCenter.org/insights. The INSIGHTS event on January 28 is for the 7:30 PM show.

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JAN-FEB 2012

I appreciate the Annenberg Center because I have seen performances there I couldn’t see anywhere else in Philadelphia—poet-performer Patti Smith, director/ playwright Moisés Kaufman, La Mama Theatre and the Next Wave, a contemporary Dance Celebration series in the Harold Prince Theatre.

RUBBERBANDance Group

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Jean-Sebastian Cossette

Green Chair Dance Group

Eddie Palmieri

Yamaha Piano

Gabriel Bienczycki

Eileen Baird, audience member since 1980


RUBBERBANDance Group Dance

THU > JAN 19 > 7:30 PM FRI > JAN 20 > 8 PM* SAT > JAN 21 > 2 PM & 8 PM

Dance Celebration is presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

What can you expect when hip hop meets ballet? A whole new aesthetic with eye-popping appeal. These polar opposites are embodied in the work of RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG) and Artistic Director Victor Quijada. This hip hop master from Los Angeles melds his formal dance training with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Twyla Tharp with the excitement of hip hop and creates a fresh, new “exciting, seemingly improbable fusion of hip hop, ballet and modern dance” (Los Angeles Times). Collaborating with lighting designer Yan Lee Chan and composer DJ Jasper Gahunia, RBDG brings the Philadelphia premiere of Gravity of Center (2011) and, through the raw physicality of hip hop, tells the story of a nomadic tribe that fights, craves and hustles just to survive.

Dance

Green Chair Dance Group FRI > FEB 3 > 7:30 PM* SAT > FEB 4 > 7:30 PM

Since its inception in 2004, Philadelphia’s own Green Chair Dance Group continually seeks to choreograph highly original movement with a focus on interpersonal relationships, intense physicality and humor. Grounded in the banalities and complications of everyday life but charging headfirst into the unexpected, the company’s dances stand perspective on its head and offer a fresh look at how we move through the world. Don’t miss the latest work of this athletic and unique group the Boston Globe calls “inventive, poignant, laugh-out-loud funny and completely engaging.” These performances are part of the By Local Series and are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Wallace Foundation.

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band Latin 75th Birthday Celebration

SAT > FEB 4 > 8 PM*

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, this nine-time Grammy® award-winning powerhouse pianist “has been the most consistently innovative artist in Afro-Cuban music in the United States for the past 30 years” (Boston Globe). Don’t miss this legendary Latin music icon as he takes the stage with his quintet for one night only in a very special 75th birthday celebration!

*Join us for an INSIGHTS event before or after this performance. INSIGHTS is the Annenberg Center’s performance enhancement events program, featuring Penn professors, area specialists and artists. More information at AnnenbergCenter.org/insights.

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FEB–MAR

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Jason Marsalis

Courtesy Ted Kurkland Associates

Simone

Zoe McKenzie Photography

Naomi Grabel, audience member since 1982

Spirit of Uganda

Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company

Dan Ozminkowski

The Annenberg Center offers Philadelphia audiences a thrilling mix of music, theatre and dance performances that are measurably enriched by the context of the University environment in which they are performed. I’ll never forget a Dizzy Gillespie concert I heard at the Annenberg Center when I was a Penn student, or a Batsheva dance piece I saw there many years later as part of Dance Celebration. The dynamism of the audiences was as exciting as the work on stage.

Eyal Landesman

2012


Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company

THU > FEB 9 > 7:30 PM FRI > FEB 10 > 8 PM* SAT > FEB 11 > 2 PM & 8 PM

Dance

Dance Celebration is presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

It’s dance theatre at its best when fantasy meets sideshow spectacle in Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak’s master work Oyster, a full-length Philadelphia premiere about a fantastic circus world of wandering street acrobats and other bizarre characters dressed in doll-like make-up, spiky blonde wigs and tutus. Drawing its name from filmmaker Tim Burton’s (Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland) book of short poems and sketches, Oyster is a witty blend of ballet, mime, modern dance, physical comedy and acrobatics employing fantastical costumes and set to an eclectic score. The Village Voice described this masterful work as “part surreal vaudeville, part circus, and part toy store after midnight...a delight for the eye” and the Washington Post states it is “a work of stunning beauty that transcends time and place.”

African Spirit of Uganda

FRI > MAR 16 > 7:30 PM*

To the melodic tones of standing drums, dramatic choreography and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, Spirit of Uganda returns to the Annenberg Center and brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. Ambassadors for Uganda’s 2.4 million orphans, the company’s 22 vibrant performers, ages 8-18, personify the resilience and promise of Africa’s next generation as they promote awareness of Uganda’s dual crises—AIDS and civil war—and raise funds to support their homeland. Don’t miss this inspiring and energetic group as they “invigorate the stage with that elusive thing called joy” (New York Times).

Jazz

Jason Marsalis & Simone SAT > MAR 17 > 8 PM*

The youngest brother of New Orleans’s venerable first family of jazz (winners of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award) and the son of jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis has long been recognized as an in-demand drummer and record producer for his work with the Ellis Marsalis Trio and the Marcus Roberts Trio, and he is now receiving critical acclaim for his unique sound on the vibraphones. Hear what all the buzz is about as his amazing vibes quartet treats us to old standards and new gems, connecting with the audience in a way that is “deeply satisfying” (Chicago Tribune). Then, hear Simone—musical icon Nina Simone’s daughter and a highly praised live performer whose impressive résumé includes starring roles in Broadway musicals Rent and Aida—as she shares her broad vocal range and innate lyrical skills and performs new songs from her upcoming album.

*Join us for an INSIGHTS event before or after this performance. INSIGHTS is the Annenberg Center’s performance enhancement events program, featuring Penn professors, area specialists and artists. More information at AnnenbergCenter.org/insights.

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MAR–APR

Les Ballets Jazz de MontrĂŠal

Gregory Batardon

2012

Tom Pich

DanceBrazil

Zakir Hussain

We had our first date at the then brand new Annenberg Center in December 1971. While Penn students, we had the opportunity to see the most fantastic pre-Broadway productions of the Phoenix Repertory Company. Now, 40 years later, we still attend concerts at this amazing facility. Rick and Merry Feintuch, audience members since 1971

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Susana Millman

Erin Baiano Photography

Masters of Tradition


DanceBrazil Dance

THU > MAR 22 > 7:30 PM FRI > MAR 23 > 8 PM* SAT > MAR 24 > 2 PM & 8 PM

Dance Celebration is presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

For more than 30 years, DanceBrazil has thrilled audiences throughout the world with a dazzling fusion of Afro-Brazilian culture, live music, contemporary dance and Capoeira, the African dance/martial arts form that evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement. Enjoy recent works Fluxo & Refluxo and catch a glimpse of Afro-Brazilian rituals in a contemporary context, followed by Banguela, a mesmerizing work built on the rhythmic interludes used by Capoeiristas (martial arts dancers) to calm down and strategize between intense cultural rituals. Under the direction of Artistic Director Jelon Vieira, DanceBrazil will wow audiences with its “crowd-pleasing style of high-octane, high-flying, pelvis swiveling choreography” (New York Times) and its colorful costumes, acrobatic virtuosity and soul-stirring rhythms.

Asian Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion

SAT > APR 7 > 8 PM*

A national treasure in his native land, Zakir Hussain is among the most internationally successful musicians in the history of India. He has thrilled audiences throughout the world with his sensuous and compelling mastery of tabla, which the Washington Post calls “intoxicating in its intensity,” with a “virtuosity that is barely to be believed.” From meditative classical ragas to high-energy rhythmic drumming and dance, Hussain and his Masters of Percussion will energetically showcase the great breadth of Indian music in a fascinating journey you won’t want to miss!

Irish

Masters of Tradition Celebrating Irish Music in its Purest Form SUN > APR 15 > 7 PM*

Travel to the Irish coastal town of Bantry, West County Cork, and attend the Masters of Tradition annual Irish music festival without leaving your seat! Now in its ninth year, this prominent festival was developed by renowned fiddler Martin Hayes to expose the heart of Irish traditional music and allow real insight into the musical journeys of Ireland’s greatest musicians as well as the masterful music they play. Now, straight from Ireland, the Annenberg Center brings this festival to you, featuring some of Ireland’s most accomplished musicians including Martin Hayes and Cathal Hayden on fiddle, Iarla Ó Lionnáird on vocals, Dennis Cahill and Seamie O’Dowd on guitar, Máirtín O’Connor on accordion and David Power on uilleann pipes.

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

THU > APR 19 > 7:30 PM FRI > APR 20 > 8 PM* SAT > APR 21 > 2 PM & 8 PM

Dance

Dance Celebration is presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal features neither ballet nor jazz, but instead presents a thrilling fusion of styles and polished technique. An amazing repertoire by some of the best working choreographers and a collection of extraordinarily talented dancers combine to form a compelling and sophisticated company known for its dedication to outstanding programming. With a diverse repertoire featuring works by Crystal Pite (Canada), Rodrigo Pederneiras (Brazil), Mauro Bigonzetti (Italy) and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Holland), the company will “dazzle you with its technical prowess” and “charm you with its vivid personality” (The Oregonian). Under the direction of Artistic Director Louis Robitaille, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal remains one of Canada’s preeminent dance troupes on the international scene.

*Join us for an INSIGHTS event before or after this performance. INSIGHTS is the Annenberg Center’s performance enhancement events program, featuring Penn professors, area specialists and artists. More information at AnnenbergCenter.org/insights.

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APR–MAY

Don Purdue

James Mahathey

Kurt Elling

MOMIX

Eva Skalla

First Person Arts

Courtesy Ted Kirkland Associates

2012

Kenge Kenge

The first time I saw MOMIX, I was hooked on Dance Celebration. What started as a few performances morphed into a full subscription which seems to get better every year. My friend and I attend together, and we love it! Madeleine Portnoy, audience member since 2007

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Jazz

Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra SAT > APR 28 > 8 PM*

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sinatra’s Live in Paris during an evening accented with richly told stories of a fascinating moment in time as can only be told by one of today’s foremost talents—Grammy® winner Kurt Elling. Dubbed “the leading male vocalist of our time” by the New York Times and “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association half a dozen times in the past decade, Elling’s rich virtuoso baritone will dazzle you with astonishing technical mastery and stunning emotional depth.

African Kenge Kenge

FRI > MAY 4 > 7:30 PM*

Tremendously popular in their homeland and most widely known in the U.S. for their YouTube performance of “Obama for Change” that went viral during the 2008 presidential election, Kenge Kenge has performed throughout the world and now brings their irresistible dance music to Philadelphia. With a name that means “fusion of small, exhilarating instruments,” Kenge Kenge explores the origins of the Benga pop-music style, which is popular in Kenya the way rumba is in Congo or highlife is in Nigeria. This roots music from the JoLuo community of Western Kenya includes dense textures of rhythm and chant that are overlaid with an unusual assortment of self-made traditional instruments such as the Nyatiti lyre, Bul drums, Nyangile sound box, Ongeng’o metal rings, Asili flute and Oporo horn. Additional performances are included as part of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival. Call 215.898.3900 for more information.

MOMIX

Dance

THU > MAY 17 > 7:30 PM FRI > MAY 18 > 8 PM* SAT > MAY 19 > 2 PM & 8 PM SUN > MAY 20 > 2 PM

Dance Celebration is presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

Don’t miss the latest masterpiece from the wildly imaginative Moses Pendleton—the creator of Lunar Sea, Opus Cactus, Baseball, Orbit, Passion and Botanica. Celebrated for its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body, MOMIX returns to the Annenberg Center stage bringing new works about water and re-imagined classic pieces from its impressive 30-year history. These beloved dancer-illusionists pack each performance with wit, beauty, visual fantasy and stunning physicality, leaving audiences floating “out on a dizzying high of pleasure” (Chicago Tribune).

Theatre First Person Arts: Grand Slam!

SAT > MAY 19 > 8:30 PM

Don’t miss First Person Arts’ annual storytelling Grand Slam! For the first time, the Annenberg Center will host this beloved event as winners of First Person Arts’ monthly StorySlams go head to head for the title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia.” Get your tickets early—it’s always a sell-out! Gather before the main event at 6 PM for tasty food and drink (cost not included in ticket price). This performance is part of the By Local Series and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Wallace Foundation.

*Join us for an INSIGHTS event before or after this performance. INSIGHTS is the Annenberg Center’s performance enhancement events program, featuring Penn professors, area specialists and artists. More information at AnnenbergCenter.org/insights.

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Need

Make a Difference

Join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary season by making a gift to the Annual Fund and ensure the next 40 years of artistic excellence! We are grateful for the contributions from our audience members which, together with other essential support from major donors, foundations and the University of Pennsylvania, continue to help fund the programming that has inspired you over the last 40 years.

Your tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund can be made with your subscription or ticket purchase and supports all programming including: International touring theatre Culturally specific ‘roots’ programming (our popular African, Irish and now Latin and Asian series) Dance Celebration Jazz Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

You also have the option to designate your gift to Dance Celebration, the region’s preeminent contemporary dance series, which: Enriches school curriculum through the Student Discovery Series Provides service to the local dance community through workshops and master classes For more information, please visit AnnenbergCenter.org/gift or call 215.898.6702. Significant funding for the 11/12 Dance Celebration season is provided by the William Penn Foundation and also in part by The Connelly Foundation, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Friends of Dance (Affiliates), the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Virginia C. Mulconroy Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation. State arts funding support is received through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Generous support for the Annenberg Center is provided by:

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Consider joining our Centerstage Society and become a leader in supporting the Annenberg Center with your gift of $500 or more. Visit AnnenbergCenter.org/centerstage for more information.


Important Information Driving Directions

Parking

The Annenberg Center is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania at 3680 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. For specific directions, please visit AnnenbergCenter.org or call 215.898.3900.

Convenient parking is located at the garage on the corner of 38th and Walnut Streets. Pre-paid discounted parking for subscribers is $11 at this location and $13 for single ticket buyers. An additional parking garage is located at 40th and Walnut Streets and pre-paid discounted parking is $8 at this location. Visit AnnenbergCenter.org/parking or call 215. 898.3900 for more information about purchasing discounted parking. Valet parking is available at The Inn at Penn at 3600 Sansom Street. Metered parking is also available on Walnut, 36th and 37th Streets.

Transportation Alternatives The Annenberg Center is located just a short walk from 30th Street Station, which services both SEPTA Regional Rail and AMTRAK. SEPTA busses #21 and #42 also provide access as well as the Green Subway Surface and Market/Frankford subway lines. New this year, ticket buyers receive free rides on PennBUS and Penn Shuttle. PennBus operates between 48th, 20th, Chestnut and South Streets and drops off and picks up at designated transit stops on campus (including the Annenberg Center at 37th and Walnut Street). Penn Shuttle provides transportation to and from the Annenberg Center (37th and Walnut Street stop), West Philadelphia, Center City and Powelton Village between 6 PM and 3 AM every day of the week, providing riders with off-campus door to door service. For exact times and more information visit www.upenn.edu/transportation/services. A valid same-day Annenberg Center ticket or email confirmation is required.

Patrons with Special Needs The Annenberg Center is designed to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities. Wheelchair-accessible seating and facilities are available as well as large print programs and assisted listening devices. For more information and to order tickets, please call 215.898.3900 in advance and mention your need for special accommodations. Tickets for wheelchair seats are not available on our website.

Box Office Hours The Box Office is open Monday–Friday, 10 AM–6 PM and Saturday 12 PM–6 PM. In addition, the Box Office is open two hours before each performance. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Box Office is closed on Saturdays and open Monday–Thursday, 10 AM–5 PM and Friday, 10 AM–1 PM.

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Special Opportunities

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival Save the date! The 28 annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival is Thursday, May 3–Saturday, May 5, 2012. Enjoy family-friendly music, theatre and dance performances with an international flare including African music group Kenge Kenge, as well as a host of fun and interactive activities on the outdoor plaza including crafts, face painting, jugglers and more! Perfect for families and school groups. Special prices are available for groups, and group tickets are on sale now for Kenge Kenge. Single tickets for Kenge Kenge will go on sale Tuesday, September 6. Call 215.746.7997 or email Edward Epstein at edwardme@ac.upenn.edu for more information and to purchase group tickets. th

INSIGHTS Performance Enhancement Events Enhance your experience with provocative performance enhancement events led by Penn faculty members and area experts, designed to illuminate the work on stage. INSIGHTS events, including pre- and post-show chats, are free for all ticket holders. For more information and an up-to-date listing of specific speakers, dates and topics, visit Annenberg Center.org/insights or call 215.898.3900. New INSIGHTS events are being added all the time!

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Student Discovery Series Each season, the Annenberg Center offers special educational programs for school groups for as little as $6 per performance. In the 11/12 season, the Student Discovery Series consists of six Dance Celebration performances as well as Spirit of Uganda and Kenge Kenge (part of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival). Special prices are available for groups and study guides accompany most performances. Call 215.746.7997 for more information and to purchase tickets for Spirit of Uganda and Kenge Kenge. For Dance Celebration performances, please contact Anne-Marie Mulgrew at 215.636.9000, ext. 110 or email annemarie@danceaffiliates.org.

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Sign up for our email club at AnnenbergCenter.org and receive monthly updates from the Annenberg Center as well as special offers and priority notification of new events.

Attend with a group and save up to 25%! Whether it’s a school group, religious organization, active adult community, a group from work or just a group of friends, any group of 10 or more is entitled to receive great discounts for all performances in this brochure. Call 215.397.6259 or email groups@ac.upenn.edu for more information.

Discounts for Penn Faculty and Staff The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts offers a 10% discount to all current Penn faculty and staff. Simply enter promo code “PENN” online or mention it over the phone to receive your discount. Tickets will be held at the box office and a valid Penn ID is required to pick up tickets. A limit of two tickets per performance applies. Special subscription discounts are also available on select series for faculty and staff. Call 215.898.3900 for more information.

PNC West Philly Rush Hour

As part of the Annenberg Center’s new PNC Rush Hour, West Philadelphia residents can take advantage of $10 tickets for most Annenberg Center performances and $5 tickets for Children’s Festival performances. A limited number of rush tickets are available two hours before each performance for neighbors who live in the following zip codes: 19104, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19143, 19151 and 19153. Tickets are firstcome, first-served, so arrive promptly and be ready to show a valid driver’s license or ID card. Visit AnnenbergCenter.org/pncrushhour to get all the details! Some restrictions apply.

Discounts for Penn Alumni The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts offers a 10% discount to all Penn Alumni. Simply enter code “PENNALUM” online or mention it over the phone to receive your discount. Tickets will be held at the box office and a valid ID will be required to pick up tickets to verify your alumni status. A limit of two discounted tickets per performance applies. Special alumni subscription discounts are also available on select series. Call 215.898.3900 for more information.

Discounts for College Students The Annenberg Center makes a limited number of tickets available for most performances for college students at $10 or $15. Simply enter promo code “STUDENT” online or mention it over the phone to receive your discount. Tickets will be held at will call and students must present a student ID when picking up tickets. Student tickets usually go on sale one week before the performance and the on-sale date is announced to our student email club and via Facebook. Call 215.898.3900 regarding availability for specific performances or visit AnnenbergCenter.org/ students to sign up for the student email club and receive notifications via email and special student-only offers. One ticket per student ID. 28


SUBSCRIPTION PRICING – SAVE UP TO 31%! Genre Series Dance Celebration

Orch Pit+

Center Orch

Rear Orch

Side Orch

Balcony

Side Balcony

(Thu, Fri, Sat Evenings - 7 Dance Celebration shows not including Champions of the Dance)

NA

278

246

225

225

119

(Sat matinee - 7 Dance Celebration shows not including Champions of the Dance)

NA

239

208

188

188

119

(Still Black, Still Proud, Spirit of Uganda, Kenge Kenge)

NA

110

83

59

59

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(Sosa/Gonzalez, Spanish Harlem Orch, Eddie Palmieri)

NA

114

87

63

63

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(Danú, Masters of Tradition, Gate Theatre - Friday night)*

NA

107

98

65

65

61

(Redman/Mehldau Duo, Hiromi, Coltrane, Marsalis/Simone, Elling)

NA

168

128

88

88

80

(Shantala, Hussain, Hua Hua)*

NA

101

84

59

59

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Dance Celebration African Roots Latin Roots Irish Roots Jazz

Asian Roots

*Performances in the Prince include premium seating for Center Orch and Rear Orch subscriptions and regular seating for all other sections.

Signature Series, Pick 3 and pick 5 dance CELEBRATION, and Single Ticket Add-on* Zellerbach Theatre

Orch Pit+

Dance Celebration

10%/15%

Center Orch 10%/15%

Rear Orch 10%/15%

Side Orch 10%/15%

Balcony 10%/15%

Side Balcony 10%/15%

(Except Champ. of the Dance & MOMIX) NA 45/42 37/35 34/32 34/32 18/17 Champions of the Dance & MOMIX NA 55/52 46/44 45/42 45/42 18/17 Jazz Redman/Mehldau Duo & Kurt Elling NA 40/38 31/29 22t/21 22/21 18/17 Hiromi, Coltrane, Marsalis/Simone NA 36/34 27/25 18/17 18/17 18/17 African Roots Still Black, Still Proud & Spirit of Uganda Kenge Kenge

NA NA

40/38 36/34

31/29 27/25

22/21 18/17

22/21 18/17

18/17 18/17

Danú Masters of Tradition

NA NA

40/38 36/34

36/34 31/29

22/21 18/17

22/21 18/17

18/17 18/17

Sosa/Gonzalez, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri

NA

40/38

31/29

22/21

22/21

18/17

Shantala Shivalingappa Zakir Hussain

NA NA

36/34 45/42

27/25 36/34

18/17 27/25

18/17 27/25

18/17 18/17

Irish Roots

Latin Roots

Asian Roots

Prince Theatre Premium Regular Loge ZELLERBACH THEATRE Gate Theatre (Tue - Fri) 37/35 28/27 18/17 Gate Theatre (Sat - Sun) 43/40 34/32 18/17 Orchestra Pit The Civilians (Tue - Fri) 34/32 25/23 18/17 Center Orchestra The Civilians (Sat - Sun) 37/35 28/27 18/17 Side Orchestra BY LOCAL (Hua Hua, Rear Orchestra Deborah Franklin, Green Chair Dance, First Person Arts)

27/25

18/17

18/17 Balcony

*Prices reflect 10%/15% discount on regular single ticket prices. For single ticket add-on, use 10% price. For Pick 3 Dance and 3- or 4-show Signature Series, use 10% price. For Pick 5 Dance and 5-show Signature Series, use 15% price. + Call for availability.

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