Dance

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

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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.

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[NYC] MIDWAY AVENUE (Nichole Canuso Dance Company) & ATOMIC ORBITAL (Laura Peterson Choreography) at HERE

Choreographers Nichole Canuso and Laura Peterson debut their unique new works in a complementary joint program at SoHo’s HERE Arts Center.

Catherine Fischer, dancer. Photo by Geoff Sheil.

Fishtown Fringe Preview #1: STRUCTURALLY SOUND (New Street Dance Group)

The first in a series of previews of shows in the Fishtown Fringe segment of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Deb Millers review of Brian Sanders' JUNK's American Standard was the most-read dance piece of 2015. Photo by Bill Hebert

Scratching The Surface: Scratch Night previews the 2015 Fringe Festival

Leading up to the Fringe a series of Scratch Night performances showed excerpts of self-produced work that will be presented at the festival.

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The Cost of Self-Producing in the Fringe

Breaking down the cost of producing in the Fringe. A survey with dance producers.

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Disarming Discourse: Arielle Pina talks race and the body in her Fringe show UNARMED

America has embarked on a complicated discussion about race and policing. How can a Fringe show contribute to this conversation?

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Editorial: Dancing around the glass closet

Vestiges of homophobia and negative gay stereotypes persist even in the dance community.

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Dance at the Fringe: Lew Whittington on the Fringe line-up and other insights

This year’s festival presents over 30 dance events by newcomers and favorites. Dance writer Lew Whittington previews some highlights.

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UNARMED: Realizing Race and Racism at Fringe Festival 2015

“Before we even get to move, the bodies just existing together in space is getting at American politics”