Dance

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

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BALANCE (JheeSha Productions): 2016 Fringe review 76

The Kathak performance weaved together photography and dance, narrative and abstraction, the traditional and the contemporary in an exploration of life’s many off-kilter moments.

Credit: Will Drinker

EXPLICIT FEMALE (Here[begin] Dance): 2016 Fringe review 73

Zornitsa Stoyanova asks us to consider the female body as embodiment of generations of ancestral procreation, a host for the alien parasites of new generations, and—through a glass, darkly—as a sexual object.

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BARRY: MAMALOSHEN IN DANCE (Asya Zlatina): 2016 Fringe review 65

Featuring young talents and Zlatina’s storytelling choreography, BARRY is a show with heart and love, quick on its feet.

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Fringe in Sketch: FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT

The movement was very inspiring, and the diversity of the show was all encompassing.

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CATCH TAKES BOK (Catch and Thirdbird): 2016 Fringe review 59

Brooklyn’s CATCH is a showcase for experimental artists in all genres—The Ed Sullivan Show on acid.

Pictured: Gabriel Cabezas, Chloe Felesina, Edgar Anido, Emilie-Anne Gendron    Photo Credit: Bill Hebert

WITH FLINT AND STEEL (Duende): 2016 Fringe review 57

A highly experimental, improvisational, and fascinating Fringe performance

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WROUGHTLAND (Gunnar Montana): 2016 Fringe review 55

Gunar Montana’s choreography is seriously energetic, more downright sexual than subtly sensual.

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PANDÆMONIUM (Nichole Canuso Dance Company): 2016 Fringe review 42.2

An exploration of divorce and disconnection in the California desert.

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.

Photo by Jillian Glace

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,