Dance

Coverage of dance, movement, and related performance art in Philadelphia.

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FULL 2015 Fringe Festival Calendar

Here is a comprehensive listing of all performances at the 2015 Fringe Festival by date and time.

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[NYC] MIDWAY AVENUE (Nichole Canuso Dance Company) & ATOMIC ORBITAL (Laura Peterson Choreography) at HERE

Choreographers Nichole Canuso and Laura Peterson debut their unique new works in a complementary joint program at SoHo’s HERE Arts Center.

Catherine Fischer, dancer. Photo by Geoff Sheil.

Fishtown Fringe Preview #1: STRUCTURALLY SOUND (New Street Dance Group)

The first in a series of previews of shows in the Fishtown Fringe segment of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Brian Sanders' JUNK's American Standard – 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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The Cost of Self-Producing in the Fringe

Breaking down the cost of producing in the Fringe. A survey with dance producers.

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Disarming Discourse: Arielle Pina talks race and the body in her Fringe show UNARMED

America has embarked on a complicated discussion about race and policing. How can a Fringe show contribute to this conversation?

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Editorial: Dancing around the glass closet

Vestiges of homophobia and negative gay stereotypes persist even in the dance community.

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Dance at the Fringe: Lew Whittington on the Fringe line-up and other insights

This year’s festival presents over 30 dance events by newcomers and favorites. Dance writer Lew Whittington previews some highlights.

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UNARMED: Realizing Race and Racism at Fringe Festival 2015

“Before we even get to move, the bodies just existing together in space is getting at American politics”

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Hot Spontaneous Performers: FringeArts Interview with David Zambrano on SOUL PROJECT

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog. “Since the beginning of my career as a choreographer, I have always selected a group of international individuals. I like the idea…

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COME TOGETHER FESTIVAL: Dance review, part 2

Part 2 of Lew Whittington’s look at the COME TOGETHER FESTIVAL

Kun Yang Lin Dancers. Photo by Bill Hebert.

COME TOGETHER FESTIVAL: Dance review, part 1

The collective energy of the deep field of Philly dance and visiting artists created a palpable festival atmosphere.

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Right Now, Over Me: Koresh Dance Company’s COME TOGETHER festival

Koresh features 33 companies in this year’s festival, which provides a professional performance platform for established and emerging dance artists alike.

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SILHOUETTE (Kim Brandt): Dance review

Like most performing arts supporters, I am used to walking into a theater knowing what to expect. Either via program notes or context clues, the answers have been given to me.

Chloe Felesina and Edgar Anido in Adam Hougland's When We're Alone.
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SUMMER SERIES (BalletX): Summertime satisfaction

The program is packed everything from serious to funny: tap, swing and jazz, all thoroughly infused with and supported by the dancers’ strong foundation in classical ballet.

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Dancing through the Dark Nights of the Soul: Belle Alvarez’s FAITH SHIFT

A dark night of the soul is a term used to describe a spiritual crisis or a period of intense doubt and uncertainty.

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What Do Indie Rock and Contemporary Ballet Have in Common? Musician Chris Kasper tells us ahead of his show with BalletX

Talented indie folk rocker Chris Kasper prepares for a show with Philly’s top contemporary ballet troupe, BalletX.

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TURBINE (Leah Stein/ Mendelssohn Club): Stein’s water-dances power the Water Works

Greek revival structures and riverscape environs inspire an immersive choral-dance work that explores the specific interplay of machinery and nature.

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The Whole Shebang: Philadelphia’s newest arts space

Calling The Whole Shebang a dance studio is like calling Starbucks a cafeteria simply because you can eat there.

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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.