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Ballet in Sketch: Previewing BalletX’s Summer Program

We get the sense that every brush with every passerby contains remarkable potential.

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Theater in Sketch: THE ROSES IN JUNE (Seagull Productions)

Chuck Schultz reviews in words and image.

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Theater in Sketch: HIR (Simpatico)

Simpatico Theatre Company’s production of HIR by Taylor Mac challenges audiences to reconsider preconceptions of gender identity

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Theater in Sketch: HOW TO USE A KNIFE (InterAct)

The InterAct Theater goes behind the scenes of a working kitchen

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Dance in Sketch: Anne-Marie and Dancers Company

This temporal moment is an instant visual image that leaves us with something once the performance is over.

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Theater in Sketch: PEACEABLE KINGDOM (Orbiter 3)

Rebecca Wright brought out the cute and cuddly demeanor of the cast while still driving home a deep dark message

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Theater in Sketch: THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY (Curio)

The small cast at Curio Theatre play multiple roles in THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY, a dramatization of Gustave Flaubert’s novel (read the Phindie review). Aetna Gallagher, Andrew Blasenak,…

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Dance in Sketch: KUN-YANG LIN/ DANCERS

The emotional battle to for the strength to re-experience the trauma took perseverance.

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Fringe in Sketch: SCRATCH NIGHT (FringeArts)

At SCRATCH NIGHT, the change from one artist to another is exciting.

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Dance in Sketch: Faye Driscoll’s THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY (FringeArts)

The narrative of the play dances around anxiety, narcissism, and companionship, and the cards let truth be told.

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Dance in Sketch: Jessica Lang Dance (NextMove)

The program was quick and accumulative, with short pieces creating a common theme.

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Theater in Sketch: ANNA (EgoPo)

A loose adaptation by Brenna Geffer and her ensemble based on the novel, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

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Theater in Sketch: THE KING AND I (Academy of Music)

HE KING AND I is set in a time period of colonies and colonials.

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Dance in Sketch: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO (Prince Theater)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has made its trademark to have male dancers crossdress in tutus. NextMove Dance brought the company’s signature style to the Prince Theater March 8-12, 2017.

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Opera in Sketch: DOCTOR ATOMIC (Curtis) + BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE (Philadelphia Orchestra)

The stillness in the endings for both Bartok’s BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE and John Adam’s DOCTOR ATOMIC at The Kimmel Center this past weekend left me with a clear image for, “all’s fair in love and war.”

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Performance in Sketch: NICE AND FRESH (Automatic Arts)

Last weekend Moving Arts of Mount Airy witnessed a gathering artists connecting subjects to their own artistic voices

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Dance in Sketch: MALPASO DANCE COMPANY (NextMove Dance)

The Cuban dancers of Malpaso Dance Company evoke the Cuban experience through an interplay of color and shadow.

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Theater in Sketch: THE ENCHANTED (IRC) and A DOLL’S HOUSE (Swarthmore)

Comparinge the absurdist comedy of Giraudoux with the serious drama of Ibsen.

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ROMEO & JULIET (Media): A Rose of any other name

The lights show a bare stage; the set is two dilapidated buildings with scaffolding. The curtains intermittently change from day to night with a transient light. The place is Verona,…

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Dance in Sketch: DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS (NextMove)

oug Varone and Dancers presented three different dances