Dance

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

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HOME PROJECT-IMMIGRANT JOURNEYS (KYL/D): Promoting diversity through identity at Teatro Esperanza

The performance follows a week long residency by the company at Esperanza Academy which included masterclasses, workshops, and guided discussions.

Oksana Maslovaand Arian Molina Soca in GISELLE. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

GISELLE (PA Ballet): A ballet of true love

Angel Corella’s restaging preserves the tradition of the classic ballet and manifests true love onstage.

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The Authenticity and History of Giselle: Interview with Angel Corella of Pennsylvania Ballet

Eri Yoneda speaks with the artistic director of PA Ballet about his new production of Giselle.

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Dance in Sketch: Martha Graham Dance (NextMove/Annenberg Center Live)

Chuck Schultz sketches Martha Graham Dance Company at the Annenberg Center.

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THE NUTCRACKER (PA Ballet): 50 years of a holiday treat

The Nutcracker is not just a lovely holiday tradition. It’s am ambassador for ballet, gaining fans who have never been to seen ballet before.

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Dance in Sketch: Jessica Lang Dance Company (NextMove/Annenberg Center Live)

Jessica Lang Dance Company was at the Annenberg Center Live last weekend and it was a full house.

Marguerite Donlon's "The Last Lifeboat". Pictured:  Skyler Lubin and Richard Villaverd. 
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FALL SERIES 2018 (BalletX): Three varied, compelling world premieres

The original works testify to the skills of the BalletX dancers and the abilities of new generations of ballet choreographers.

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Dance in Sketch: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Artist Chuck Schultz recently attended a rehearsal of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Fall/Spring season at the Chi Movement Arts Center

Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

PETITE MORT and World Premieres (Pennsylvania Ballet): Lamentation and Revolution

The exuberant choreography was spectacular, the dancers striking, and the dramatic finale stirred the viewers’ imagination.

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A World Premiere by a Pennsylvania Ballet Dancer: Interview with Russell Ducker

The experienced dancer and aspiring choreography spoke to Phindie days before his world premiere.

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Dance in Sketch: Spectrum Dance Theater (Next Move Dance)

A conversation between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead

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PLUNGE (Brian Sanders JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

PLUNGE is yet another fruit of Brian Sanders’ creative genius

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Dance in Sketch: 10000 GESTURES (Boris Charmatz)

Chuck visits NYC with his sketchbook for the Crossing the Line Festival

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PAPRIKA PLAINS (Natalie Fletcher / Jessica Noel): 2018 Fringe review

Like a Joni Mitchell song, PAPRIKA PLAINS is intimate, artful, and affecting.

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Fringe in Sketch: PLUNGE (Brian Sanders’ JUNK)

Brian Sander’s JUNK presents PLUNGE in The Patio at 10th and Hamilton.

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Fringe in Sketch: CHICHI CHIP: an ode to the Gnarly (Philly Kerplop)

Philly Kerplop presents CHICHI CHIP (an ode to the Gnarly) in LOVE Park. An interactive performance featuring hip-hop dance and a live band.

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FIGMAGO (Meg Saligman Studio and Brian Sanders’ JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

For those who ever stopped to look up the giant painting on the wall of one of the buildings in Philadelphia and wondered how such an awe-inspiring artwork was created

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IN THE FOREST (Tangle Movement Arts): 2018 Fringe review

Each viewer experiences this 360-degree show in his/her own way.

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Fringe in Sketch: IN THE FOREST (Tangle Movement Arts)

The Sketch Book Reporter takes his notepad to Tangle Movement Arts IN THE FOREST.