Dance

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

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

A conversation between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead

PLUNGE (Brian Sanders JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

PLUNGE is yet another fruit of Brian Sanders’ creative genius

Dance in Sketch: 10000 GESTURES (Boris Charmatz)

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

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

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

Fringe in Sketch: PLUNGE (Brian Sanders’ JUNK)

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Fringe in Sketch: KCBC x KCBC II

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

Taking A Vacation with Bastion Carboni

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

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…

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

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

Hip-hop in Dance and Photography: Raphael Xavier exhibits visual art at Dupree Gallery

Out of Time will showcase Xavier’s photography and paintings from the last 20 years. T

Dance in Sketch: FIGMAGO (Meg Saligman and Brian Sanders JUNK)

The preview at Meg Saligman’s Studio of FIGMAGO was a different kind of escape room. FIGMAGO was an escape off of the beaten path.

SoLow Fest in Sketch: LITTLE THINGS, FRANCESCA, DUMMY

The SoLow Fest performances of different mediums and art forms on June 23rd showed dance, theater, and comedy.

PIFA 2018 in Sketch: DOGGIE HAMLET

Doggie Hamlet brought out friends, children, and couples to sit around on some hay stacks as sheep and four performers entered the penned in area.