Dance

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

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FRONTERAS (Almanac): An Homage to Whatshername and A Door in the Desert

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre ceaselessly invigorates audiences’ minds through their strength and ability to shape space using acrobatic feats and movement.

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RE/ACTION (Pennsylvania Ballet): Brilliant ballet by divine dancers

The company has gone through drastic changes since last season, some of which may have come with sorrow. Still they never stopped their devotion to ballet and to the Philadelphia art community.

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SHUTTLEFISH (Eva Steinmetz): In the middle of the lake

It feels like when I’ve rowed out to the middle of a lake alone on a cloudy-still day and suddenly I realize I’m in the middle of the lake.

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SPRING SERIES 2017 (BalletX): Intellectual and intriguing

Though different in color and mood, all three pieces are entertaining and intellectual.

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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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ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET (NextMove Dance): Flawless and vibrant

For the last program of the 2016-2017 season, NextMove Dance brings in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to the Prince Theater, May 3-7.

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SANCTUARY (KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS): Sanctuary for those who know pain

A reality that we need to face, think about, and talk about.

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BLACK STEAM (Philadanco): A multitude of one

In celebration of it’s 47th year, PHILADANCO/The Philadelphia Dance Company presented BLACK STEAM, featuring two new works and two old ones.

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#IAMMADEOFSTARS (Almanac): Artistes of the floating world

combines the complex questions of humanity, (such as ‘Why am I here?’) with the natural improvisation life requires, and expresses it physically alongside a healthy dose of humor.

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POINTS OF LIGHT (Tangle Movements Arts): Feminine, powerful, innovative

Philadelphia’s favorite circus art troupe Tangle Movement Arts was back in Old City’s Neighborhood House on April 7 and 8. Ever-changing and always in search for new ways to broaden…

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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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ROMANCE (PA Ballet): Fall in love with a provocative and diverse program

ROMANCE showcases the diversity and beauty of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s dancers.

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SHADOWLAND (Pilobolus Dance Theater): A dynamic journey

An intricate show with a captivating journey maintained with ease through each scene.

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JESSICA LANG DANCE (NextMove Dance): Simply beautiful and vocal

Lang’s choreographies, and the movement of her dancers, give the impression of being settling and modest.

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THE DELPHI PROJECT ANNUAL PERFORMANCE (with PA Ballet): Child’s play

Art is a way to express the truth. The truth of our emotions. The truth of our lives. The truth of ourselves.

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The excitement happens at BalletX’s Premier Party 2017

Cocktails, dinner, and top-class dance.

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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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TORUK-THE FIRST FLIGHT (Cirque du Soleil): Awe-inspiring show by the best of the world

Every aspect of TORUK is simply breathtaking and astonishing.

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LE CORSAIRE (PA Ballet): A flamboyant and passionate ballet of the pirates

Pennsylvania Ballet’s LE CORSAIRE is as gorgeous and breath-taking as it should be.

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BLOOM (Allendance): Motorman motivated dance

Using movement to explore narrative, the dancers exhibited both stability and vulnerability in their presence.