Dance

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

Marguerite Donlon's "The Last Lifeboat". Pictured:  Skyler Lubin and Richard Villaverd. 
Photo by Vikki Sloviter.

FALL SERIES 2018 (BalletX): Three varied, compelling world premieres

The original works testify to the skills of the BalletX dancers and the abilities of new generations of ballet choreographers.

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Dance in Sketch: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Artist Chuck Schultz recently attended a rehearsal of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Fall/Spring season at the Chi Movement Arts Center

Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

PETITE MORT and World Premieres (Pennsylvania Ballet): Lamentation and Revolution

The exuberant choreography was spectacular, the dancers striking, and the dramatic finale stirred the viewers’ imagination.

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A World Premiere by a Pennsylvania Ballet Dancer: Interview with Russell Ducker

The experienced dancer and aspiring choreography spoke to Phindie days before his world premiere.

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Dance in Sketch: Spectrum Dance Theater (Next Move Dance)

A conversation between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead

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PLUNGE (Brian Sanders JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

PLUNGE is yet another fruit of Brian Sanders’ creative genius

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Dance in Sketch: 10000 GESTURES (Boris Charmatz)

Chuck visits NYC with his sketchbook for the Crossing the Line Festival

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PAPRIKA PLAINS (Natalie Fletcher / Jessica Noel): 2018 Fringe review

Like a Joni Mitchell song, PAPRIKA PLAINS is intimate, artful, and affecting.

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Fringe in Sketch: PLUNGE (Brian Sanders’ JUNK)

Brian Sander’s JUNK presents PLUNGE in The Patio at 10th and Hamilton.

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Fringe in Sketch: CHICHI CHIP: an ode to the Gnarly (Philly Kerplop)

Philly Kerplop presents CHICHI CHIP (an ode to the Gnarly) in LOVE Park. An interactive performance featuring hip-hop dance and a live band.

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FIGMAGO (Meg Saligman Studio and Brian Sanders’ JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

For those who ever stopped to look up the giant painting on the wall of one of the buildings in Philadelphia and wondered how such an awe-inspiring artwork was created

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IN THE FOREST (Tangle Movement Arts): 2018 Fringe review

Each viewer experiences this 360-degree show in his/her own way.

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Fringe in Sketch: IN THE FOREST (Tangle Movement Arts)

The Sketch Book Reporter takes his notepad to Tangle Movement Arts IN THE FOREST.

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Fringe in Sketch: KCBC x KCBC II

A contemporary ballet commenting on society’s perception and expectations of women.

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Taking A Vacation with Bastion Carboni

Bastion Carboni has quickly established his Poison Apple Initiative as a Fringe Festival instution

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Solo Dance for People Who Don’t Like Solo Dance: Metal & Kind’s Indestructible Flowers

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog This Fringe, two instructors at Philly’s dance studio Urban Movement Arts (UMA) combine their talents in a collage of new solo work…

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VOLTA (Cirque du Soleil): A review in word and images

VOLTA is a performance with both visual play and psychological depth.