Dance

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

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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.

Photo credit: George Platt Lynes Harlequin

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

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SOUL PROJECT (David Zambrano): 2015 Fringe review 66

An intensely physical performance rooted in an extreme manifestation of experience, SOUL PROJECT, is able to create a powerful reaction of joy and passion

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2,000 MOVEMENTS (Gregory Holt): 2015 Fringe review 62

An exploration of unrepeated and layered movements, Gregory Holt’s 2,000 MOVEMENTS is a living archive of body and space

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INTO THE LIGHTS (Dancefusion & Ballet Fleming): 2015 Fringe review 59

Modern dance meets contemporary ballet in an expressive collaboration by two of Philadelphia’s top-notch companies.

BalletX dancer Caili Quan. Photo by Bill Hebert.

IN TRANSIT: DANCE|MUSIC|THEATER (FringeArts / PMA): 2015 Fringe review 58

Staged in the American Art Galleries in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this interactive pop-up work of art, gives a new insight into how to “experience” the visual arts. Audience members are…

The beginning of the show. All are at rest. On stage (Alexa Byrd and Will Colella). And on the floor (Michael Pusey)

Fringe in Sketch 7: UNARMED (Arielle Pina)

As part of Phindie’s coverage of the 2015 Fringe Festival, Aaron Krolikowski is attending a series of shows and sketching what he sees.

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DANCES WITH SOCKS (Megan Flynn Dance): 2015 Fringe review 53

A series of short sketches of people in process. Carefully crafted dances that pulled the audience into the performers’ private worlds.

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UNARMED (Arielle Pina): 2015 Fringe review 49

By looking into the cultural divides between white and black Americans, UNARMED confronts a culture which teaches us to kill.

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763 MILES (Annex Dance Company and Drye/Marinaro Dance Company): 2015 Fringe review 48

Two dance companies separated by 763 miles challenge audience to find connections between works created miles away.

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PURGATORY (Gunnar Montana): 2015 Fringe review 45

With a dynamic set and powerful imagery, Gunnar Montana explores of the influence and power of religion in modern society.

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AMERICAN STANDARD (Brian Sanders’ JUNK): 2015 Fringe review 44

Find out what really goes on in the barn in this exciting foray into the country, as Brian Sanders’ JUNK exposes the true “American standard!”