Dance

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

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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!”

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STILL STANDING YOU (Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido / CAMPO): 2015 Fringe review 41

This exploration of manhood shows how our cultural boundaries can restrict deep, meaningful connection.

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THE BORDER (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 32.2

THE BORDER delivers on all the essential aspects of Scandinavian life: there’s dry humor, a self-deprecating take on one’s life and, of course, melancholic dance music.

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THERE (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 35

You would be excused for not understanding exactly what is going on in THERE: the dialog is all in a Russianish nonsense language

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THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO NEIGHBORLY CONDUCT (Tangle Movement Arts): 2015 Fringe review 34

Highly trained and expressive performers introduce viewers to girls’ life, relationships and strength through their acrobatic and astonishing circus arts.

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THE BORDER (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 32.1

This scintillating exploration of the territorial tensions between a man and a woman takes us beyond the cubicle walls to the dynamic boundaries of human relations.

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AVAILABLE LIGHT (Lucinda Childs Dance Company): 2015 Fringe Review 31

Three progenitors of 20th-century Minimalism—Lucinda Childs, John Adams, and Frank Gehry–teamed up to create a stunning program of dance, sound, and space.

Dancer Jennifer Rose in Olive Princes OF OUR REMNANTS. Photo by Kaitlin Chow.

OF OUR REMNANTS (Olive Prince Dance): 2015 Fringe review 30

In OF OUR REMNANTS, the utilitarian object is one of comfort, and comfort is an act of avoidance.

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BODY OF WATER (Antonia & Artists): 2015 Fringe review 22

This hour-long dance work explores the movements of water, both inside the body and surrounding us.

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The International Philly Fringe: A welcome to 18 countries

Here’s the latest sampling of Fringe shows, performances, playwrights, and artists from around the world, now grown to 18 countries.

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UNDER HER SKIN (Jeanine McCain): 2015 Fringe review 16

Experience a story of an independent and strong woman’s life through pieces of memories and expressive movement.

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FULL 2015 Fringe Festival Calendar

Here is a comprehensive listing of all performances at the 2015 Fringe Festival by date and time.