Dance

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

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SUMMER SERIES 2016 (BalletX): Lost in the unreal moment

Philadelphia’s most innovative and thrilling dance company brings yet another spark to the Wilma Theater.

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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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TABLAO PHILLY (Pasión y Arte): Serving Up Tasty Morsals

Each of the three flamenco dancers executed the same movement vocabulary in an entirely distinctive manner.

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HATCH (Birds on a Wire): The expressiveness and diversity of contemporary dance

A contemporary dance program of seven world-premiere short pieces by emerging women choreographers highlighted their stylistic and thematic diversity and expressiveness.

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Layers of Onion Dances at SoLow Fest

In preparation for her SoLow Fest performance, Onion Dances, Talia Mason chopped onions, attempting to cry while talking about family memories and associations with onions.

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BALANCHINE & BEYOND (PA Ballet): Experiment and challenge our comfort zone

For the last program of Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2015-2016 season, Angel Corella challenges both the dancers and the audience with the four experimental dances

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URBAN SCUBA: RETRO DIVE (Brian Sanders’ JUNK): A fresh take on old JUNK

Without being gratuitous Sanders’ doesn’t shy away from sexual explicitness on the dance stage, but he’s got the artistic goods (and humor) to back it up.

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DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM (McCarter): Dance review

For one night only, the Dance Theatre of Harlem appeared on the Matthews Stage of the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey.

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LA VERITA (Campagnia Finzi Pasca): Experience the surreal

Choreographer Daniele Finzi Pasca has created an innovative circus-style performance inspired by a Dalí painting.

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PATCHWORKS (Darcy Lyons and Collaborators): Dance review

An appealing evening of solo performances, Patchworks provided fresh evidence of how working collaboratively can produce dances that showcase the individuality of the dancers.

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The 28th Inhale Performance Series (KYL/D): Dance review

Whether you are a dance aficionado or a first time attendee, Inhale Performance Series presents a wide variety of dance artists in a showcase fanyone can enjoy.

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A PROGRAM OF FIRSTS (PA Ballet): Remembering the start-line

It would not be too much to say that this has been one of the most exciting and accomplished seasons in Pennsylvania Ballet’s history.

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OPUS CACTUS by MOMIX (Dance Affiliates): Feel nature and the universe

Moses Pendleton’s concept is grandiose and its realization is magnificent.

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OVO (Cirque du Soleil): Acrobatic insects and a life-affirming egg

Cirque du Soleil’s current touring show considers the world of insects in its signature combination of breathtaking acrobatics, original live music, and colorful design.

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In Process: PhiladelphiaDANCE.org’s new residency program to have its first showing with Sam Tower + Ensemble

Sam Tower + Ensemble will show a selection of In Process material that has resulted from their residence at CHI Movement Art Center.

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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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Bodies in Translation: Week Two: Trust Fails

Trisha Brown Company dancer Neal Beasley details the experience of setting Brown’s work on PA Ballet dancers.

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SPRING SERIES (BalletX): Ten Years On

BalletX has been around for ten years and they have much to celebrate.

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Bodies in Translation: Week one, beginning at the beginning

A dancer for Trisha Brown Company details the experience of setting Brown’s work on the Pennsylvania Ballet dancers.