Dance

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

Photo by Thomas Weir.

CHERCHEZ LA FEMME (femme. collective): Female Works Through The Eyes Of One Male Gaze

Archiving experiences of the female body, the Femme Collective not only revealed conditions of the feminist iconography, but was also staged potluck for sourcing the gendered self.

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From Spain, with Love: Angel Corella and PA Ballet’s Don Quixote

“There was really only one option,” laughs the Spaniard. “It could only be Don Quixote.”

Raphael Xavier. Photo by David McDuffie.

Raphael Xavier explains it all in one form or another

“In stand-up when you are in front of that audience, all your senses are completely heightened, you hear and see everything that is going on in the audience…” Xavier says with a laugh “then it’s all nerve.”

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BALLET HISPANICO (Annenberg Center Live): Boldness and diversity of dances

The three dances Ballet Hispanico picked for the performance at the Annenberg Center show the diversity of Hispanic cultures and their dances.

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STRENGTH & LONGING (PA Ballet): Longing for higher and stronger

The selections show artistic director Angel Corella’s close attention to the dancers’ talents and characters and his passion to bring out the best in them.

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EZRALOW DANCE (Dance Affiliates): Showcase of groovy and unpredicted imagination

Daniel Ezralow, the director and choreographer of Ezralow Dance, has been internationally recognized and awarded for his visceral and imaginative work, which includes the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi…

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REVERIE (Drexel Dance Ensemble): Young artistry on display

An anthology showcase, where most of the choreographers and all of the dancers were students.

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Two Philadelphia Companies Shine at APAP 2016

Koresh Dance Company and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers perform in a APAP showing.

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More Flamenco. More Wine. Tablao Philly returns with flamenco superstar Almudena Serrano

Pasión y Arte brings flamenco superstar Almudena Serrano to the Asian Arts Initiative for the second Tablao Philly

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Winter’s Hottest Forecast: SNOWBALL 2016 by Brian Sanders’ JUNK will blow you away!

This year’s SNOWBALL, an annual winter fundraiser for Brian Sanders’ JUNK, transforms Union Transfer into a winter wonderland filled with daring dance, music, raffles, drinks, and a spectacular faux snowball fight.

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SOLONELY TOGETHER (Carolyn O’Brien): Finding gems in DIY art

A collection of short pieces by a number of different emerging artists from various disciplines on the subject of loneliness.

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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.