By RJ McKay

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadanco presents “Global Artistry” April 15 through the 17 at the Perelman Theater.

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Joan Myers-Brown, founder and artistic director, gives a preview.

“For Philadanco to do something new and exciting and since the world is global everything we do, even dance, I thought I’d bring in some artists from around the world to create work for Philadanco and surprise our people in Philadelphia that people around the world are all dancing.”

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Joan says of the choreographers, “I’m bringing Thang Dao, he’s from Vietnam, Francisco Gella, from the Phillipines and a choreographer from the island Jamaica, David Brown. But, of course, you know we have to keep somebody from the United States, so I have a young African-American from Omaha, Nebraska, Ray Mercer.

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