Dance

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

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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.

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Art Exhibit Celebrates Trisha Brown’s Creative Milieu

New exhibit focuses on the choreographic works and also the lesser-known drawings created by dance maker Trisha Brown.

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Dancing around the glass closet, Part 2: Gay identities in dance

Part 2 of Lew Whittington’s series on gay identities in dance

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COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET (Dance Affiliates): Spectacular opening of company’s BEYOND 20 campaign

As an opening performance of the NextMove series by Dance Affiliates at the Prince Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet showcases four premieres-three world premiers and one US premiere-in addition to three…

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BEYOND 20, beyond boundaries: Complexions Contemporary Ballet kicks off its 21st season in Philadelphia

Desmond Richardson, cofounder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, talks about the company as it starts its 21st season with three premieres in Philadelphia.

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TAPPIN’ THRU LIFE (DTC): A Las Vegas lounge life

A revue, and review, of performer Maurice Hines’s life.

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BLACK MALE REVISITED (XPN/ Jaamil Kosoko): Fringe review 71

The dark space at the headquarters of Fringe Arts hosted a kaleidoscope of blackness. Sad blackness. Angry blackness. Rescued blackness. Incarcerated blackness. Lost blackness. Dead blackness.

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BELLOWS FALLS (Leah Stein Dance Company): 2015 Fringe review 70

Stein makes you notice things about the Iron Factory that you would not have noticed before

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BOING! (Vervet Dance): 2015 Fringe review 68

The Philadelphia Fringe Festival aims to celebrate innovation and creativity, and Vervet Dance certainly lived up to that goal

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WALLS (Darcy Lyons): 2015 Fringe review 67

Covering everything from a cell wall to the Great Wall of China, WALLS explores of how walls—and the acts which build and destroy them—shape lives