Dance

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

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LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL (Dance Affiliates): Daring, dazzling dancers take your breath away

Three Philadelphia premieres with unique and intense color of their own provide a platform for BJM’s exquisite dancers

Megan Flynn Dance Company. Photo by Bill Hebert.

Fringe in the Market with Megan Flynn Dance Company

Fringe in The Market is a twice a month curated series aimed at introducing the general public to some of Philadelphia’s most innovative, interesting, and engaging performers.

Sarah Knittel stars in this month's NICE AND FRESH.

Performing Art for the Price of a Sandwich: NICE AND FRESH returns to Mount Airy

The new series kicks off with shorts from Sam Tower/ Plant Me Here, The Naked Stark, John Rosenberg/ Hella Fresh, and Josh McIlvain/ SmokeyScout.

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Loneliness on the Street and in the Dance Studio

Once homeless and non-homeless performers explore their commonalities and solitude.

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Bearded Magda and Boy Heroes at the First Scratch Night of 2016

A look at the first Scratch Night of 2016 at FringeArts.

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Koresh Dance Company Turns 25

Koresh Dance Company marks its 25th anniversary year with some celebratory programming.

Principal Dancers Julie Diana and Ian Hussey in THE NUTCRACKER. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev

THE NUTCRACKER (PA Ballet): A beloved holiday tradition

A holiday tradition for many Philadelphians, the Pennsylvania Ballet’s NUTCRACKER returns for another season.

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X-MAS PHILES (Philadanco): What’s in the box labeled X-mas Philes?

X-MAS PHILES is fun. But fun showed itself as a side-track.

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Philadanco’s X-MAS PHILES keeps giving

Choreographer Daniel Ezralow is back in town to add some extra decoration to a much-loved holiday tradition.

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Joan Myers Brown Talks Christmas and THE X-MAS PHILES

Celebrating her 46th year as artistic director of the Philadelphia Dance Company, Joan Myers Brown continues to break barriers while preserving rich dance traditions.

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The Nutcracker and Other Favorites: Philadelphia DANCE’s annual holiday guide to gance in Philadelphia

Philadelphia DANCE’s give their annual round-up of dance shows onstage this holiday season.

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HOME/S. 9TH ST. (Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers): Home is where the dance is

Addressing the issues of immigration and acceptance, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers utilize dance and theatrics to explore the meaning of home.

Chloe Felesina, Zachary Kapeluck and Company in Nicolo Fonte's "Beasts". Photo by Bill Hebert

FALL SERIES 2015 (BalletX): Nature and nurture through breathtaking dancers

BalletX, kicks off their inaugural 10th season with the Fall Series 2015 with a world premiere by internationally acclaimed choreographer, Nicolo Fonte.

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AGE & BEAUTY, parts 1 & 2 (Miguel Gutierrez/ FringeArts): Choreographing the harsh realities of being a working artist

This three-part series by Miguel Gutierrez explores the difficulties of the performer’s life and career.

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BODYTRAFFIC (Dance Affiliates): Rising-star of LA contemporary dance scene showcases versatile talent

The four short pieces showcase the versatility of one of contemporary dance’s hottest companies.

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PARTITA 2 (Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker/FringeArts):

Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker and Boris Charmatz create a powerful structure, physically mapping time and space.

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TABLAO PHILLY (Pasión y Arte): Andalusia in Philadelphia

Flamenco tablaos, which gained popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries, can be compared to today’s jazz clubs or poetry cafes.

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SPEED & PRECISION: (PA Ballet): Color and character at the start of a new chapter

In his second season as the artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Angel Corella is hand-picking the entire program for the first time.

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DANCO ON DANCO (Philadanco): Hits, Misses, and Slam Dunks!

Boasting a youth ensemble, an apprentice company and a main performing company, The Philadelphia Dance Company is committed to celebrating and preserving African American traditions in dance.

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Wine, Tapas, Flamenco! Pasión y Arte presents a contemporary take on a classic tablao

Pasión y Arte, an all-female flamenco dance company based in Philadelphia presents the first of a quarterly performance series.