Dance

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

Philadelphia DANCE Annual Holiday Dance Guide 2016

Philadelphia offers a whole host of Nutcracker productions and other productions that have become holiday traditions.

Dance in Sketch: Koresh Artists’ Showcase November Series

Drawing dance is a challenge. It is difficult to capture gesture, for example, because it is always changing. Modern dance provides a new means to an abstracted form of story telling. Each performance left me with a different feeling: bizarre, savage, sweet and tender, sensual, and empowering.

Photography by Alexander Iziliaev.; Pictured: Zachary Kapeluck

SUNSET, O639 HOURS (BalletX): A ballet masterpiece

Like other masterpieces of ballet, SUNSET, O639 HOURS grows by itself and lets the dancers grow.

Ready for the Next Flight: BalletX reprises SUNSET, o639 HOURS

Eri Yoneda interviews the lead dancers of BalletX’s popular contemporary full-length

Dance in Sketch: Jérôme Bel (FringeArts)

Witnessing Jérôme Bel’s dance I captured the representation of a baroque drama, an existential dance, and light and sound personified.

REVOLUTION (PA Ballet): Revolution for our mind

Dance is an ever-changing artform: the standard themes change, technique changes,audiences change. Even such key aspects and tools as the body shape of the dancers change.

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY (NextMove DANCE): Timeless dances

As a pioneer dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham established the root of modern dance almost single-handedly.

Getting NOWHERE FAST: Sam Tower and BRAT team up for female-fronted rock ‘n’ roll dance theater

Jess Conda joins Sam Tower + Ensemble in an all badass female rock noir cabaret.

Hope Rising concert inspires awareness and action

Some 50 dance artists and choreographers presenting a wide variety of styles and dance leve

RUBBERBANDance Group (NextMove Dance): Hip-Hop, beyond borders

Over four decades, NextMove Dance (formerly Dance Affiliates) has led the dance scene in Philadelphia, bringing countless cutting-edge dance companies from around the world. As the opening program of NextMove’s 46th…

CINDERELLA (PA Ballet): Enchanting ballet magic

The ballet shows the brave and caring intention of artistic director Angel Corella to the company and the Philadelphia ballet fans.

Pennsylvania Ballet II performs at Culture in the Courtyard

PB II performed under clear, blue skies, with William Penn as their backdrop

PHILADANCO IN CONCERT (Philadanco): 2016 Fringe review 92

This is a seasoned company that dances with maturity and intent.

CONVERGENCE (DanceSpora): 2016 Fringe review 91

The Trenton-based dance company DanceSpora premiered two works at the Fringe Festival.

PORTRAIT OF MYSELF AS MY FATHER (nora chipaumire): 2016 Fringe review 90

How do you become a man? A black man? A black African man?

LE CARGO (Faustin Linyekula) 2016 Fringe review 89

“I am simply here to dance,” says Faustin Linyekula.

Fringe in Sketch: WROUGHTLAND

A land where fairy tales take a wicked turn, and the innocent and optimistic stories of happily-ever-after wrought into the harsh realities of life.

RHIZOMAS (Ryuzo Fukuhara): 2016 Fringe review 86

Improvisation is an enticing, yet dangerous, approach to performing.

WITH FLINT AND STEEL (duende): 2016 Fringe review 85

WITH FLINT AND STEEL, this year’s Fringe offering by experimental music and dance group duende, consists of seven separate pieces, each by a different choreographer.

FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT (Carbonell, Chisena, Gavino, McKenzie): 2016 Fringe review 84

Excerpted by kind permission from thINKingDANCE. In FORE-IGN/ FORE-OUT, four choreographers explore states of liminality—of how to be between things. In Matriz, Evalina Carbonell uses a stage-spanning black banner and fluid…