Celebrating 30 years of dance innovation at the Annenberg Center

October 11, 2012

Penn Current: It may come as a surprise that the man behind Dance Celebration—one of the nation’s longest-running and highly-respected series of contemporary dance performances—has no background in professional dance.

“Well, when I was a kid I was a tap dancer. But that didn’t amount to anything. I didn’t have any talent,” says Randy Swartz, founder and artistic director.

The unique talent Swartz does have is spotting, nurturing, and presenting the finest and most diverse dance troupes in the field, and over the past 30 years, that has become his professional passion.

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