Dance

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

Ben Grinberg (center) and EXILE 2588 collaborators (l-r Mark Wong, Nick Gillette, Ben, Lauren Johns, Nicole Burgio). Photo by Kate Raines.

EXILE 2588 (Almanac Dance Circus Theater): 2016 Fringe review 49

A place where acrobatics meets theater, the theater meets the circus, and circus meets blue grass

Irina Varina in SPECULUM DIARIES. Photo credit: David Brick.

SPECULUM DIARIES (Irina Varina): 2016 Fringe review 48

Consider the speculum a tool for looking inward in more ways than one.

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CARRIED AWAY (Brian Sanders’ JUNK): 2016 Fringe review 47

Bridging the gap between dance and physical theater, CARRIED AWAY delivers an exciting, heartfelt, and stimulating crowd-pleaser.

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SURFACE TENSION (Tangle Movement Arts): 2016 Fringe review 46

Tangle Movement Arts is back again with a thrilling Fringe Festival performance.

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GALA (Jerome Bel): 2016 Fringe review 44

Jerome Bel challenges our ideas of what a performance can be.

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PANDÆMONIUM (Nichole Canuso Dance Company / Early Morning Opera): 2016 Fringe review 42.1

A testament to what Fringe can do: defy genre, defy theme, defy medium, and somehow still manage to be cohesive and emotionally haunting

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CITIZEN (Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group): 2016 Fringe review 30

Wilson and his dancers beautifully articulate humankind’s desire to belong.

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TWO STORIES (Jillian Glace): 2016 Fringe review 23

A fine Fringe premier for choreographer Jillian Glace and her performers.

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IN THE CLEARING (Birds on a Wire): 2016 Fringe review 10

An all girls dance group presents a mysterious dance performance.

View of the performance, Levée des conflits extended / Suspension of Conflicts Extended in the series, “Musée de la danse: Three Collective Gestures.” October 25, 2013 through October 27, 2013. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photographer: Julieta Cervantes. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, U.S.A. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

LEVÉE DES CONFLITS (Boris Charmatz): 2016 Fringe review 7

Between chaos and synchronicity, individualism and collectiveness, exists the human search for life without conflict.

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Dance and the Internment Camp: Brendan Tetsuo on the long WALK TO TOPAZ this Fringe

During WWII Brendan Tetsuo’s grandparents were interned in a camp in Topaz, Utah, a family legacy which led him to create his Fringe show WALK TO TOPAZ,

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Hey Artists! You’re enough.

Sebastian Cummings is putting together a show in just two weeks. His reasons why should be a clarion call to all artists out there.

Brett Mapp all dressed up to Fringe. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.

How to Win at Fringe: Seeing 35 shows with Brett Mapp

Brett Mapp knows his Fringe. His itinerary would be a good starting point for anyone considering what to see.

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A Fringe Staple Gets Personal: Talking JUNK with Brian Sanders

Some companies and performers are such staples of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival that it’s hard to imagine a fest without them. That’s surely the case with Brian Sanders’ JUNK

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Mike Durkin’s Annual Fringetastic Fringe Picks for the Fringe!

Clearly an expert on all things Fringe, the director of ANIMAL FARM TO TABLE shares his annual picks of shows flying under the radar or chosen based on their stellar guidebook art.

Ben Grinberg (center) and EXILE 2588 collaborators (l-r Mark Wong, Nick Gillette, Ben, Lauren Johns, Nicole Burgio). Photo by Kate Raines.

Folk Artists in Space: Almanac’s Ben Grinberg on EXILE 2588

Hhere at Phindie, we’ve been long-time fans of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Philadelphia’s trailblazing contemporary acrobatics company, and their work seems to keep getting bigger and better. This Fringe brings , the…

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Foreign Affair: Annielille Gavino-Kollman talks diversity and dance ahead of Fringe show FORE-IGN FORE-OUT

Annielille Gavino-Kollman’s piece focuses on the immigrant experience and includes a cast drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds, all of which influence the music and movement of the work.

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There’s No Place Like Home: Revolutionary performances by Automatic Arts

The best showcase for new performing arts in Philadelphia gets Revolutionary with an evening of beer and performance at Cliveden

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SUMMER SERIES 2016 (BalletX): Lost in the unreal moment

Philadelphia’s most innovative and thrilling dance company brings yet another spark to the Wilma Theater.

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NOT A GIRL… NOT YET A WOMAN (Beyond Dance Company): Dance review

I have no doubt that Johnson and BDC will contribute to the dance scene in Philadelphia.