Dance

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

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Winter Series 2017 (BalletX): Exploring and experimenting

In a city cooled by icy air, BalletX heats up the Wilma Theater with a two-week run of Winter Series 2017

Picture credit : Errisson Lawrence © 2015 Cirque du Soleil
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Taking Flight with Cirque du Soliel

Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based, internationally renowned, always-beyond-imaginable performance company brings TORUK-The First Flight to the Wells Fargo Center March 8-12, 2017

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Dance eXchange (BalletX): Handing wings to our future

Through performance, we how to keep our boundaries and respect each other, sharing what we love and cherish

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Circus in Sketch: Previewing CIRQUE ELOIZE

At a sneak peak of he cast of the circus that is coming to Merriam Theater January 13-14, 2017, Cirque Eloize performed for the kids of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and brought some real laughs and smiles for all.

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Irina Varina, photo by Said Johnson.

NICE AND FRESH Returns with Josh McIlvain, Irina Varina, Steve Lippe, Evalina “Wally” Carbonell

Philadelphia’s best revue of new performing arts returns for another season January 13 and 14, 2017, at Moving Arts of Mount Airy.

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Bad Title, Good Bloopers, and Brian Sanders: PA Ballet’s REVOLUTION

Lily Kind uses a recent PA Ballet program to look at what makes a ballet a ballet and what makes a dance a dance.

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GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER (Moscow Ballet): Dance review

The Moscow Ballet delivers all that is expected from a first-rate Nutcracker, but there are no surprises.

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Dance in Sketch: More from Annie Wilson’s AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD (FringeArts)

Events like AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD need to happen more often. It isn’t just dance; it is socially provocative artwork.

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George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER (PA Ballet): Showcasing the next great talents

It uses the same stage, the same music, and the same settings as previous years, but this year’s NUTCRACKER is even more convincing and more magical than before.

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PARSONS DANCE (NextMove DANCE): Modern technology meets dance

The repertoires PARSONS DANCE present at the Prince have clear themes and stories, yet remain enigmatic and abstract.

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BECOMING AN IMAGE (PAFA): Intimacy and isolation in the dark – Cassils at PAFA

There is a strange, uncomfortable mix of intimacy and isolation at play when a group of people are thrust into total darkness together.

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Shhh… tell no one, invite everyone: Almanac Dance Circus Theater has a secret show

Did you know you were a member of a secret religious cult? You are, and a meeting has been called to elect a new leader

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Dance in Sketch: AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD

“Is this a dance performance or a social experiment?”

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JEAN & TERRY (FringeArts): A mystery of the heart

What exactly is the relationship between Jean and Terry?

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Theater in Sketch: JEAN & TERRY

Philadelphia artist Melissa Krodman and long-time collaborator Kelly Bond enter the mind’s eye for an experimental new play.

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Philadelphia DANCE Annual Holiday Dance Guide 2016

Philadelphia offers a whole host of Nutcracker productions and other productions that have become holiday traditions.

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Dance in Sketch: Koresh Artists’ Showcase November Series

Drawing dance is a challenge. It is difficult to capture gesture, for example, because it is always changing. Modern dance provides a new means to an abstracted form of story telling. Each performance left me with a different feeling: bizarre, savage, sweet and tender, sensual, and empowering.

Photography by Alexander Iziliaev.; Pictured: Zachary Kapeluck

SUNSET, O639 HOURS (BalletX): A ballet masterpiece

Like other masterpieces of ballet, SUNSET, O639 HOURS grows by itself and lets the dancers grow.

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Ready for the Next Flight: BalletX reprises SUNSET, o639 HOURS

Eri Yoneda interviews the lead dancers of BalletX’s popular contemporary full-length