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NOT A GIRL… NOT YET A WOMAN (Beyond Dance Company): Dance review

I have no doubt that Johnson and BDC will contribute to the dance scene in Philadelphia.

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SAAYUJA (THE MERGING) (Annenberg): A celebratory blend of Bharatanatyam and carnatic music

Part storytelling and part culture sharing, Saayuja was more than the merging of art forms, it was the intermingling of cultures and politics

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Philadanco (PIFA): Global artistry: four choreographers, one aesthetic

World renowned and locally grown Philadanco contributed to the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts with nights of first rate dancing to sold out houses.

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ACTION IS PRIMARY #315 (Meg Foley/Moving Parts Dance): Dance review

The subtext of Meg Foley’s Action is Primary, is that in order for one to affect change, engaging in mobilization is of chief importance.

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Graffito Works: Improvisation Leading PROCESSION: THE ART OF NORMAN LEWIS (PAFA)

The first comprehensive museum overview of influential artist Norman Lewis opened at PAFA with an improvisational dance performance.

Photo by Thomas Weir.

CHERCHEZ LA FEMME (femme. collective): Female Works Through The Eyes Of One Male Gaze

Archiving experiences of the female body, the Femme Collective not only revealed conditions of the feminist iconography, but was also staged potluck for sourcing the gendered self.

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Two Philadelphia Companies Shine at APAP 2016

Koresh Dance Company and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers perform in a APAP showing.

Megan Flynn Dance Company. Photo by Bill Hebert.

Fringe in the Market with Megan Flynn Dance Company

Fringe in The Market is a twice a month curated series aimed at introducing the general public to some of Philadelphia’s most innovative, interesting, and engaging performers.

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Bearded Magda and Boy Heroes at the First Scratch Night of 2016

A look at the first Scratch Night of 2016 at FringeArts.

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X-MAS PHILES (Philadanco): What’s in the box labeled X-mas Philes?

X-MAS PHILES is fun. But fun showed itself as a side-track.

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Joan Myers Brown Talks Christmas and THE X-MAS PHILES

Celebrating her 46th year as artistic director of the Philadelphia Dance Company, Joan Myers Brown continues to break barriers while preserving rich dance traditions.

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DANCO ON DANCO (Philadanco): Hits, Misses, and Slam Dunks!

Boasting a youth ensemble, an apprentice company and a main performing company, The Philadelphia Dance Company is committed to celebrating and preserving African American traditions in dance.

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BLACK MALE REVISITED (XPN/ Jaamil Kosoko): Fringe review 71

The dark space at the headquarters of Fringe Arts hosted a kaleidoscope of blackness. Sad blackness. Angry blackness. Rescued blackness. Incarcerated blackness. Lost blackness. Dead blackness.

Deb Millers review of Brian Sanders' JUNK's American Standard was the most-read dance piece of 2015. Photo by Bill Hebert

Scratching The Surface: Scratch Night previews the 2015 Fringe Festival

Leading up to the Fringe a series of Scratch Night performances showed excerpts of self-produced work that will be presented at the festival.

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SUPPER, PEOPLE ON THE MOVE (Cardell): A topic tackled with great success

Supper, People on the Move was a well thought out and efficaciously executed choreographic project that called for us to carefully examine the paths people take to conquer new horizons.

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BLACK SWAN (Dance Iquail): Tutus as Afros just aren’t enough!

Dance Iquail used the tutu, which is an iconic costume in classical ballet, placed it atop the heads of the dancers and shifted its representation from a symbol of white ballet to a symbol of black pride.

photo by Bill Hebert

Temple University Dance Faculty Concert: Branches, boxing rings, and the boldly political

Temple’s faculty show featured works by current dance faculty and guest artist Andrea Miller of Gallim Dance

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THE DELICATE HOUR (Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak): 60 minutes from memory

Shanahan writes that her research focuses on new movement language that expands the notions of body beyond those prescribed by Western approaches to dance. N

Photo by Frank Bicking with Dancer, Andrea Romesser of The Koresh Dance School.

The Koresh Artist Showcase: A Slice For You, A Slice For Me!

On January 18, The Koresh Artist Showcase presented a variety of works that made it easy to remember why we love to watch dance in the first place.