Dance

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

Albert Gordon in Trigger Touch Fade. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
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Interview Over Morning Coffee with Ian Hussey, departing Principal Dancer at Pennsylvania Ballet

Since he met ballet at age of 8 when his parents brought him to the Academy of Music to see the Nutcracker by Pennsylvania Ballet, Ian Hussey lived a life…

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Dance in Sketch: KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS (NextMove Dance)

An iridescent light shining on a crater with life crawling out of it.

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KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS (NextMove Dance): A dance company with a philosophy

Experiencing Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, you may come to feel and understand what yin and yang means.

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Getting to Know Annie Wilson

Annie Wilson has proven to be among the freshest, funniest, and fearless choreographers in Philadelphia. She talks to John Rosenberg.

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The Grounds Shout: Reggie Wilson and local artists bring performance to sacred spaces

Grounds that Shout! (and others merely shaking), explores connections between faith, movement, race, and the body, with a focus on the African American religious experience.

Sterling Baca in Apollo. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

ALL STRAVINSKY (PA Ballet): What about the music?

The Pennsylvania Ballet does their best to ignore their fantastic orchestra

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Dance in Sketch: Kun-Yang Lin and Dancers Open Studio Series

Sketching a preview of KYL/D’s upcoming NextMove Dance performances

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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

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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