Dance

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

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What Is Hardcore Fringer Brett Mapp Seeing This Year

Brett Mapp is seeing 35 Fringe shows in 20 days. His itinerary makes a good starting point for considering your own schedule.

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Fringe in Sketch: Previewing MUJERES by Gavino + Carbonell

On August 26, I attended the IN THE HOUSE Performance Art Party for 2017 Fringe show MUJERES.

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Fringe in Sketch: Previewing STORM by Asya Zlatina and Dancers

Phindie can vouch for Asya Zlatina’s STORM because we were lucky enough to sit in on a rehearsal for the emotion-capturing piece.

THESE TERRIBLE THINGS used a famous image of a child rescued from a concentration camp asked to draw "home".

24 Picks for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

What to see at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

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No Words for Arielle Pina’s NO INTRODUCTION or A White Viewer’s Guide to Reacting to NO INTRODUCTION

Arielle Pina doesn’t have words for it. She can talk about colorism , but there’s not a way to neatly explain how it has affected her.

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Rare Opportunity to Take Gaga Workshop and Classes

A three-day Gaga Workshop, which includes a class and repertoire, open to professional dancers and dance students ages 16-and-older, is coming to the Performance Garage

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Summer Series 2017 (BalletX): The beauty of human movement

The viewer is left with an uplifting feeling and sense of togetherness

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Ballet in Sketch: Previewing BalletX’s Summer Program

We get the sense that every brush with every passerby contains remarkable potential.

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ANNE-MARIE MULGREW AND DANCERS COMPANY: Marvels in our daily lives

Dance is one of our most natural ways to communicate and express our thoughts.

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Dance in Sketch: Anne-Marie and Dancers Company

This temporal moment is an instant visual image that leaves us with something once the performance is over.

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FRONTERAS (Almanac): An Homage to Whatshername and A Door in the Desert

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre ceaselessly invigorates audiences’ minds through their strength and ability to shape space using acrobatic feats and movement.

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RE/ACTION (Pennsylvania Ballet): Brilliant ballet by divine dancers

The company has gone through drastic changes since last season, some of which may have come with sorrow. Still they never stopped their devotion to ballet and to the Philadelphia art community.

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SHUTTLEFISH (Eva Steinmetz): In the middle of the lake

It feels like when I’ve rowed out to the middle of a lake alone on a cloudy-still day and suddenly I realize I’m in the middle of the lake.

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SPRING SERIES 2017 (BalletX): Intellectual and intriguing

Though different in color and mood, all three pieces are entertaining and intellectual.

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Dance in Sketch: KUN-YANG LIN/ DANCERS

The emotional battle to for the strength to re-experience the trauma took perseverance.

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ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET (NextMove Dance): Flawless and vibrant

For the last program of the 2016-2017 season, NextMove Dance brings in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to the Prince Theater, May 3-7.

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SANCTUARY (KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS): Sanctuary for those who know pain

A reality that we need to face, think about, and talk about.

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BLACK STEAM (Philadanco): A multitude of one

In celebration of it’s 47th year, PHILADANCO/The Philadelphia Dance Company presented BLACK STEAM, featuring two new works and two old ones.

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#IAMMADEOFSTARS (Almanac): Artistes of the floating world

combines the complex questions of humanity, (such as ‘Why am I here?’) with the natural improvisation life requires, and expresses it physically alongside a healthy dose of humor.

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POINTS OF LIGHT (Tangle Movements Arts): Feminine, powerful, innovative

Philadelphia’s favorite circus art troupe Tangle Movement Arts was back in Old City’s Neighborhood House on April 7 and 8. Ever-changing and always in search for new ways to broaden…