Dance

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

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Dance in Sketch: FAITH PROJECT THE DOOR (Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers)

Artist Chuck Schultz visits the Prince Theater for the latest show from KYL/D.

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Dance in sketch: COMPANY WANG RAMIREZ (NextMove Dance)

Seeing the bodies and minds of Honji Wang and Sebastien Ramirez meld together during the performance proved visually moving for me.

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COMPANY WANG RAMIREZ (NextMove DANCE): Dance with no borders

The choreography is intellectual and at the same time improvisational and spontaneous

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SWAN LAKE (PA Ballet): Pennsylvania Ballet refined through the classic

SWAN LAKE is the classic that people think of when they hear the word “ballet.”

Skyler Lubin and Zachary Kapeluck in "Vivir" by Darrell Grand Moultrie. Photo by Bill Hebert.

SPRING SERIES 2018 (BalletX): Ballet, according to BalletX

The program showcases the company’s unique character and the strength.

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Dance in Sketch: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers open studio

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Open Rehearsals series is taking place now as they prepare for Faith Project at the Prince Theater March 22-24

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Dance Rehearsal in Sketch: BARRY: MAMALOSHEN (Asya Zlatina)

Asya Zlatina and Dancers is a constant reminder for myself that Philadelphia dancers are connected and collaborating with each other.

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BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTREAL (NextMove Dance): An intriguing program of natural technique

Ballets Jazz de Montréal returned to the Prince Theater this weekend to perform three Philadelphia premieres.

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DANCES TO AMERICAN MUSIC (Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble): A breath of familiarity

Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble returns to Philadelphia after 14 years with Dances to American Music,

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Dance in Sketch: Nadine Bommer Dance Company (IPAY)

Nadine Bommer Dance Company’s Invisi’Ball was a participating artist in the 2018 International Performing Arts for Youth showcase in Philadelphia which happened last week.

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Dance in Sketch: URBAN MEADOW (BodyVox)

Chuck Schultz sketches BodyVox at the Prince.

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URBAN MEADOW (BodyVox): Keeping Philadelphia weird

Comprised of twelve live pieces and two short films, URBAN MEADOW celebrates BodyVox’s 20th Anniversary and the variety of work they produce.

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Dance in Sketch: RONALD K. BROWN/ EVIDENCE (NextMove Dance)

Evidence A Dance Company brought a spiritual and festive atmosphere to the Prince Theater

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George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER (PA BALLET): A spectacle of dancers, magic, and color

Pennsylvania Ballet invites you to a spectacle of dancers, dancing children, dancing toys, snowflakes, candy canes, and beverages, magic, and color.

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POP-UP PERFORMANCE ON EAST PASSYUNK (Megan Flynn Dance Company): By the warmth of two new works

Though outside was cold, Megan Flynn Dance Company’s pop-up performance was warm, inviting, and inspiring to all

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BEAUTIFUL DECAY (BalletX): A timely reprise

Youth is fleeting; beauty is not.

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[book review] A BODY OF WORK by David Hallberg: Dancing to the Edge and Back

This book invites readers into the world of ballet, and reminds us what it takes us to truly live our lives for a love.

Rehearsal was beginning to take off and each dancer has their own way of preparing. Some dancers are more relaxed and others are stretching. Sketch by Chuck Schultz.

Dance History Onstage: Pioneering dancers Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck in BEAUTIFUL DECAY

Nicolo Fonte’s choreography for Beautiful Decay includes parts for two older dancers, Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck. Sketches by Chuck Schultz.

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Singing VAREKAI: Jamieson Lindenberg on the Cirque du Soleil show

Jamieson Lindenberg is just one of 50 artists from 19 different countries who will be performing in Cirque du Soleil’s VAREKAI at the Liacouras Center November 22-26. Jamieson’s first contact…

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Theater in Sketch: ON EDGE (PA Ballet)

Pennsylvania Ballet’s new program, On Edge, is now at the Merriam Theater until November 12. Few companies could rehearse and mount a modern dance program only weeks after their Sleeping…