eXpand the eXperience

Expect the unexpected! eXpand the eXperience is an audience enrichment program that is meant to keep the excitement alive from the moment you enter the theater door with ongoing arts performances that are sure to take you by surprise. Originally funded by a grant from the Knight Arts Challenge and support from Wells Fargo, eXpand the eXperience invites local actors, dancers, singers, and musicians to perform in the lobby before the show and during the two main-stage intermissions.

Designed to enhance collaboration among Philadelphia artists while challenging your expectations of the dance experience, eXpand the eXperience has engaged nearly 20 individual performers or ensembles from throughout the metropolitan area. Featured artists include:

eXpand the eXperience

Andrew Jackson School Band
The Bearded Ladies
Center City Opera Theater
Clyde Evans Chosen Dance Company
David Cohen, bagpipes/classical guitar
Enda Keegan, singer/songwriter
First Person Arts Storytellers
Juicy Flute
Lela Aisha Jones, FlyGround/The Requisite Movers

Martha Graham Cracker
Opera Company of Philadelphia
Pasion Y Arte Flamenco
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus
Philly Improv Theatre
Rachel Cama, viola da gamba
University of the Arts Voices (VOX)
West Philadelphia Conestoga Angels Drill Team

Interested in performing as part of the next eXpand the eXperience? Contact Tara Keating, Artistic Coordinator, at