Two decades, one work


BodyVox dancers Ashley Roland and Daniel Kirk perform in “Reverie.”

Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert

BodyVox, the modern dance ensemble formed by Pilobolus and Momix alumni Ashley Roland and Jamey Hampton, has been around long enough for the founders to step back and look at how far they’ve come over the years.

“Reverie,” which gets its first Philadelphia performance at a Penn Presents/Dance Celebration concert Feb. 25, is a distillation of two decades’ worth of BodyVox compositions. The eclectic, athletic works are set to music ranging from Puccini to Miles Davis to the Bulgarian Women’s Chorus, and include visually stunning costumes.


BODYVOX: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St. Tickets $33, $30 and $28; discounts for students, seniors and Penn affiliates available. Tickets /info: or 215-898-3900.

Originally published on February 13, 2003