Dance

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

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Theater in Sketch: ON EDGE (PA Ballet)

Pennsylvania Ballet’s new program, On Edge, is now at the Merriam Theater until November 12. Few companies could rehearse and mount a modern dance program only weeks after their Sleeping…

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ON EDGE (PA Ballet): Cutting-edge ballet by three striking choreographers

What is normal or abnormal? What is black or white? What is right or wrong? Or are those ideas all meaningless in this chaotic world?

Esplanade sketch by Chuck Schultz.

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY (NextMove Dance): Finding new by experiencing antecedent

Paul Taylor is one of the most important figures in the history of modern dance. Sketches by Chuck Schultz.

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Challenges, Chances, Changes—Gender Equity in Concert Dance: Interview with Helen Pickett

Renowned choreographer Helen Pickett talks about her experience as a dancer and choreographer and her vision for younger people in the dance world

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HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO (Annenberg): Showcasing 40 years of inspiring movement

A cast of incredible movers highlights the long-term success of the company and range of the work they present.

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[NYC] Dance in Sketch: CORBEAUX (Bouchra Ouizguen at the Crossing The Line Festival)

The Brooklyn Museum welcomed its visitors to sit in on a chanting, mantra-like performance. The woman covered up delegates a cultural observance, respect, and worship. In the Brooklyn Museum, the…

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ONION DANCES (Talia Mason): 2017 Fringe review

Talia Mason’s DANCES is a one-woman dance / narrative piece about her Jewish heritage

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MUJERES (Evalina Carbonell and Annielille Gavino): 2017 Fringe review

Carbonell + Gavino give powerful and genuine explorations of motherhood.

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17C (Big Dance Theater): 2017 Fringe review

Big Dance Theater has built a reputation of articulate and speculative work, pairing theater and dance to dissect both historical and contemporary ideals. 17c is comical and stark, and the…

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LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac): 2017 Fringe review

A beautiful spectacle, full of humor, sadness, joy and handstands

Venus: Asya Zlatina and Sybil Geddes and planetary paper towels. Sketch by Aaron Krolikowski thesketchbookreporter.com.

Fringe in Sketch: STORM (Asya Zlatina and Dancers)

Asya Zlatina and Dancers flesh out Gustav Holst’s powerful Planets Suite

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STORM (Asya Zlatina and Dancers): 2017 Fringe review

Asya Zlatina’s new work STORM is sophisticated and well-done.

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LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac Dance Circus Theatre): 2017 Fringe review

Four seafarers embark on a voyage of escapism and mutual self-discovery, expressed through breathtakingly impressive acrobatics

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INTERIOR (Leah Stein Dance Company): 2017 Fringe review

Every aspect, element, sound, and movement feels meaningful and intentional

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KINK HAÜS (Gunnar Montana): 2017 Fringe review

Willkommen to Gunnar Montana’s fabulous nightclub show!

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LIFE LINES (Tangle Movement Arts): 2017 Fringe review

LIFE LINES reveals another color of Tangle Movement Arts: the darker and melancholy side of human-beings.

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Fringe in Sketch: LIFE LINES (Tangle Movement Arts)

The aerial performers in Tangle Movements Arts are moving in many different ways to push the envelope.

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Dance in Sketch: i.d. by Movemakers Philly

I joined Vince Johnson’s House dance class last week at the recommendation of Lily Kind

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What Is Hardcore Fringer Brett Mapp Seeing This Year

Brett Mapp is seeing 35 Fringe shows in 20 days. His itinerary makes a good starting point for considering your own schedule.