Dance

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

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INTERIOR (Leah Stein Dance Company): 2017 Fringe review

Every aspect, element, sound, and movement feels meaningful and intentional

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KINK HAÜS (Gunnar Montana): 2017 Fringe review

Willkommen to Gunnar Montana’s fabulous nightclub show!

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LIFE LINES (Tangle Movement Arts): 2017 Fringe review

LIFE LINES reveals another color of Tangle Movement Arts: the darker and melancholy side of human-beings.

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Fringe in Sketch: LIFE LINES (Tangle Movement Arts)

The aerial performers in Tangle Movements Arts are moving in many different ways to push the envelope.

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Dance in Sketch: i.d. by Movemakers Philly

I joined Vince Johnson’s House dance class last week at the recommendation of Lily Kind

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What Is Hardcore Fringer Brett Mapp Seeing This Year

Brett Mapp is seeing 35 Fringe shows in 20 days. His itinerary makes a good starting point for considering your own schedule.

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Fringe in Sketch: Previewing MUJERES by Gavino + Carbonell

On August 26, I attended the IN THE HOUSE Performance Art Party for 2017 Fringe show MUJERES.

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Fringe in Sketch: Previewing STORM by Asya Zlatina and Dancers

Phindie can vouch for Asya Zlatina’s STORM because we were lucky enough to sit in on a rehearsal for the emotion-capturing piece.

THESE TERRIBLE THINGS used a famous image of a child rescued from a concentration camp asked to draw "home".

24 Picks for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

What to see at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

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No Words for Arielle Pina’s NO INTRODUCTION or A White Viewer’s Guide to Reacting to NO INTRODUCTION

Arielle Pina doesn’t have words for it. She can talk about colorism , but there’s not a way to neatly explain how it has affected her.

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Rare Opportunity to Take Gaga Workshop and Classes

A three-day Gaga Workshop, which includes a class and repertoire, open to professional dancers and dance students ages 16-and-older, is coming to the Performance Garage

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Summer Series 2017 (BalletX): The beauty of human movement

The viewer is left with an uplifting feeling and sense of togetherness

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Ballet in Sketch: Previewing BalletX’s Summer Program

We get the sense that every brush with every passerby contains remarkable potential.

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ANNE-MARIE MULGREW AND DANCERS COMPANY: Marvels in our daily lives

Dance is one of our most natural ways to communicate and express our thoughts.

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Dance in Sketch: Anne-Marie and Dancers Company

This temporal moment is an instant visual image that leaves us with something once the performance is over.

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FRONTERAS (Almanac): An Homage to Whatshername and A Door in the Desert

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre ceaselessly invigorates audiences’ minds through their strength and ability to shape space using acrobatic feats and movement.

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RE/ACTION (Pennsylvania Ballet): Brilliant ballet by divine dancers

The company has gone through drastic changes since last season, some of which may have come with sorrow. Still they never stopped their devotion to ballet and to the Philadelphia art community.

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SHUTTLEFISH (Eva Steinmetz): In the middle of the lake

It feels like when I’ve rowed out to the middle of a lake alone on a cloudy-still day and suddenly I realize I’m in the middle of the lake.

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SPRING SERIES 2017 (BalletX): Intellectual and intriguing

Though different in color and mood, all three pieces are entertaining and intellectual.

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Dance in Sketch: KUN-YANG LIN/ DANCERS

The emotional battle to for the strength to re-experience the trauma took perseverance.