Dance

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

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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.

Photo by Sharon Torello.

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.

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LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac): 60-second review

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre treat their audiences to a flippin’ fantastic foray into the world of waves and seafaring.

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A Leap of Faith: Photos and words from the creative team behind Almanac’s newest dance circus theater

The collaborators on Almanac’s newest show of dance circus theater talk about the joys of working for this creative group. Photos by Jenna Spitz.

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Composer Francois Zayas’s dance-musical orchestral premieres at the Kimmel

Philly–based Cuban composer Francois Zayas is premiering his yet to be titled ‘musical journey’ for 12- piece orchestra, dancers and vocalists at the Kimmel Center.

Photo by Bill Herbert.

IMPROVISATIONAL DANCE PERFORMANCE (Graffito): From playful to meditative, Graffito Works movers capture the spirit at Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

It was a blistering hot day in Philadelphia as the newly formed Graffito Works dance had its launch at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. This new dance…

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Supper, People on the Move: The Physicality of Migration

Supper, People on the Move reveals the traces of migration on the body. The dancers explore the layered and physical experiences of immigration.

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Keigwin, Fonte, & Forsythe (PA Ballet): Dance review

As Angel Corella’s first season with Pennsylvania Ballet draws to a close, it’s safe to say that his tenure as the company’s artistic director is off to a very impressive start.

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Kate Watson-Wallace Mashes Up Dance at FringeArts

Choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace returns to FringeArts June 4-6, 2015, with MASH UP BODY,a contemporary dance piece that examines the evolution and destruction of identity. Now based in Brooklyn, NY, Watson-Wallace was a…

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Rhythm on Tap: Take It Away Dance premieres CROSS RHYTHMS

Take It Away Dance’s latest full-length project is one of a series of contemporary tap performances the group has presented since 2007

Events of all types are held at L'Etage Cabaret at 6th and Bainbridge streets.

Striptease Fundraiser: A true story

Henrik Eger tried to go to a fundraiser for Hidden River Arts… and ended up at a burlesque show instead.

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Undercover Circus in a West Philly Park: Tangle Movement Arts at Clark Park Farmers Market

The show will feature acrobats disguised as normal visitors to the popular Clark Park Farmers Market,

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There’s No Bizness like SHOWBIZ: Sebastian has a new show

Sebastian describes SHOWBIZ as “part theater, part concert special, part social commentary extravaganza.”

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A TRIBUTE TO JEROME ROBBINS (PA Ballet): Perfect for Mother’s Day

Most balletomanes credit Balanchine with capturing the American spirit in ballet, but to me it’s Jerome Robbins who deserves the accolades.

Photo by Johanna Austin, AustinArt.org.

DUST (Megan Bridge/FringeArts): All we are

Evidence of life. Enemy of the domestic goddess. Culprit of hay fever. The stuff we’re all destined for. DUST has connotations both mundane and eternal.

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HAVING OUR SAY… (Philadanco): Five dances resonate

Republished by kind permission from The Dance Journal. Philadanco had a roller-coaster winter when the heating system at their company studios blew out to the tune of a $20,000 repair,…

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Philadelphia Hosts World Dance Day

International Day has grown into a weeklong celebration of dance that commences on April 22 and finishes on April 29,

Lee Minora and Matteo Scammell in THE HAIRY APE. Photo by David Sarrafian.

THE HAIRY APE (EgoPo): The cage of modern life

The challenge for EgoPo director Brenna Geffers was to make a play which must have been theatrically and politically radical a century ago relevant to a 21st-century audience.