James Brown: Get on the Good Foot

OCTOBER 25 and 26 AT 8PM

Presented by the Apollo Theater

Thursday, October 17 at 6:30PM Livewire: The JB Ultimate Roundtable

Discuss the “hardest working man in show business with Christian McBride and a special panel of James Brown “alumni.” 



Be at the first performance ever of the ultimate celebration in dance, showcasing the genius of James Brown!


Thursday, October 24 at 6:30PM Livewire: Anatomy of Funk

Meet Otis Sallid and the choreographers behind Get on the Good Foot!


Thursday, October 24 at 11:30AM School Day Live: Get on the Good Foot

Catch exclusive excerpts from the Get on the Good Foot show!



A rocking dance party! Get funky and get down as world class dancers perform to 35 of your favorite James Brown hits.


Saturday, October 26 at 1PM Family Showtime: Get on the Good Foot

Come with family to enjoy a matinee performance of Get on the Good Foot exclusive excerpts!


Saturday, October 26 at 8PM JAMES BROWN: GET ON THE GOOD FOOT

Last chance to get funky and get down as world class dancers perform to 35 of your favorite James Brown hits!



Conceived by/Artistic Direction:
Otis Sallid

Ephrat Asherie and Jennifer Weber, Souleymane Badolo, Camille A. Brown, Ronald K. Brown, Thang Dao, Derick K. Grant, Aakash Odedra, Abdel Salaam and Otis Sallid


Musical Direction:
Ronobir Lahiri, Kevin Toney


Costume Design:
Dante Anthony Baylor

Light Design:
Clifton Taylor

PHILADANCO, Ephrat Asherie, Derick Grant, Aakash Odedra


To a global community of devotees and admirers, the inimitable James Brown is The Godfather of Soul. Now the Apollo Theater brings you the world premiere of Get On The Good Foot, an evening-long, celebration in dance of the genius of James Brown. The virtuosic, no-holds-barred Philadanco, dubbed “one of America’s top troupes” by Dance Magazine, performs new works to a feel-good medley of James Brown hits, choreographed by a who’s who of global dance masters.


Tickets: $95 (premium), $55, $45, $35 
($95 premium ticket includes post-show dance party featuring Burnt Sugar Arkestra) 
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone at 800.745.3000
Online at 
Groups of 10 or more: $95 (premium), $46.75, 38.25, $29.75
For Groups call: 212.531.5355


Presenters interested in James Brown: Get On The Good Foot can access presenter information HERE.


Generous support from the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, JoAnn Price, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, and the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund.


This project was launched in partnership with the Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette, LA, Joey Durel, President; the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Joseph Savoie, PhD, President; Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission; Lafayette Economic Development Authority and Baton Rouge Community College, Renee and Tawasky Ventroy, Van Eaton and Romero.


Co-Commissioned by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, Los Angeles, Rialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University.


This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.