Dance

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

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OVO (Cirque du Soleil): Acrobatic insects and a life-affirming egg

Cirque du Soleil’s current touring show considers the world of insects in its signature combination of breathtaking acrobatics, original live music, and colorful design.

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In Process: PhiladelphiaDANCE.org’s new residency program to have its first showing with Sam Tower + Ensemble

Sam Tower + Ensemble will show a selection of In Process material that has resulted from their residence at CHI Movement Art Center.

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SAAYUJA (THE MERGING) (Annenberg): A celebratory blend of Bharatanatyam and carnatic music

Part storytelling and part culture sharing, Saayuja was more than the merging of art forms, it was the intermingling of cultures and politics

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Bodies in Translation: Week Two: Trust Fails

Trisha Brown Company dancer Neal Beasley details the experience of setting Brown’s work on PA Ballet dancers.

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SPRING SERIES (BalletX): Ten Years On

BalletX has been around for ten years and they have much to celebrate.

Photo credit: Julieta Cervantes

Bodies in Translation: Week one, beginning at the beginning

A dancer for Trisha Brown Company details the experience of setting Brown’s work on the Pennsylvania Ballet dancers.

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Philadanco (PIFA): Global artistry: four choreographers, one aesthetic

World renowned and locally grown Philadanco contributed to the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts with nights of first rate dancing to sold out houses.

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Spring Home Season Concert (Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers): Few Shared Moments with Kun-Yang Lin & Dancers

Kun-Yang Lin’s home season at the Prince marked a new revitalized spirit for both the company and its choreographer.

Photos by Dudu Quintanilha.

MANERIES (FringeArts): Solo dancer Florencia Vecino delivers a powerhouse performance

In a tightly focused and intense performance, Vecino executed a collection of gestures, poses, and movements mixed up “live, like a DJ”.

Photo by Mara Zaslove.

ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION (PIFA/Diavolo): Dance review

LA-based company Diavolo brought two acrobatic pieces to PIFA 2016.

L. Browning Photography.

ACTION IS PRIMARY #315 (Meg Foley/Moving Parts Dance): Dance review

The subtext of Meg Foley’s Action is Primary, is that in order for one to affect change, engaging in mobilization is of chief importance.

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ATTACK POINT (PIFA): Innovative and experimental

Among the many experimental performances at PIFA this year, this could be one of the most unique and successful.

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SHUT UP & DANCE 2016 (MANNA): 24th MANNA benefit performance

MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance), together with Pennsylvania Ballet brought a hot dance night to the Forrest Theater on an unusually freezing April night.

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BALLETX THE PREMIER PARTY 2016: Creating a deeper human connection through contemporary dance

BalletX celebrated its annual fundraiser on the Top of the Tower, with a 360 degree view of the city of Brotherly Love, .

Photos by Dudu Quintanilha.

Good Maneries: interview with choreographer Luis Garay

Colombian choreographer and director Luis Garay brings Maneries, performed by (and created for) the fiercely captivating dancer Florencia Vecino, to FringeArts April 14-16, 2016

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PIFA Returns: A full schedule of the 2016 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

The 16-day celebration of art showcasing a breadth of local and international performances and installations presented at locations across Philadelphia.

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Moment(s) to Reflect with KYL/D at the Prince Theater

Jessica Warchal-King and fellow un-Yang Lin/Dancers share their thoughts on the company’s upcoming world premiere.

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SHOW NO SHOW (Gabrielle Revlock & Aleksandr Frolov): Moving relationships

A smart, funny dance piece tracking a relationship, or relationships, through a series of well-expressed interactions

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Getting to know you: Interview with Gabrielle Revlock

The choreographer talks about SHOW NO SHOW, a lively and intimate portrait of two people getting to know each other for the first time.

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RETROACT (Tangle): 60-second review

Yet another thrilling and charming performance by Tangle Movement Arts, RETROACT is a remix of the most exciting moments since the company’s foundation in 2011.