Dance

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

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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

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Dance in Sketch: Jérôme Bel (FringeArts)

Witnessing Jérôme Bel’s dance I captured the representation of a baroque drama, an existential dance, and light and sound personified.

Photo Credit: Alexander Iziliaev

REVOLUTION (PA Ballet): Revolution for our mind

Dance is an ever-changing artform: the standard themes change, technique changes,audiences change. Even such key aspects and tools as the body shape of the dancers change.

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MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY (NextMove DANCE): Timeless dances

As a pioneer dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham established the root of modern dance almost single-handedly.

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Getting NOWHERE FAST: Sam Tower and BRAT team up for female-fronted rock ‘n’ roll dance theater

Jess Conda joins Sam Tower + Ensemble in an all badass female rock noir cabaret.

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Hope Rising concert inspires awareness and action

Some 50 dance artists and choreographers presenting a wide variety of styles and dance leve

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RUBBERBANDance Group (NextMove Dance): Hip-Hop, beyond borders

Over four decades, NextMove Dance (formerly Dance Affiliates) has led the dance scene in Philadelphia, bringing countless cutting-edge dance companies from around the world. As the opening program of NextMove’s 46th…

Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Oksana Maslova in Ben Stevenson’s CINDERELLA.
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CINDERELLA (PA Ballet): Enchanting ballet magic

The ballet shows the brave and caring intention of artistic director Angel Corella to the company and the Philadelphia ballet fans.