Dance

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

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.

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BRONX GOTHIC (Okwui Okpokwasili): Are you awake?

We follow a journey of sex, friendship, beauty, blackness, and love for two young girls in the Bronx.

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WITHOUT BORDERS (Uniting Colleges Through Tap): Dance review

Without Borders: A Celebration of World Cultures Through Tap Dance took the audience on an entertaining ride through 11 different countries, performing different tap numbers for each one.

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With RETROACT, Tangle Remixes Its Repertoire

Tangle Movement Arts’ latest show is a circus-theater remix of the most exciting moments from their oeuvre of aerial dance theater,

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Graffito Works: Improvisation Leading PROCESSION: THE ART OF NORMAN LEWIS (PAFA)

The first comprehensive museum overview of influential artist Norman Lewis opened at PAFA with an improvisational dance performance.

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25th Anniversary (Koresh): Celebrating an anniversary with new work

While each piece was different in many ways, there was nonetheless a common stylistic approach that tied them all together: rhythmic dramatic strength.

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DON QUIXOTE (PA Ballet): Love and passion, Spanish style

Based on the beloved novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes, DON QUIXOTE has been one of the most popular and challenging ballets for over a century.

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I’D RATHER CHOKE THAN BE A QUITTER (Sam Tower + Ensemble): Grace versus crushing rage

A multimedia collaboration helmed by choreographer Sam Tower, who created last year’s Fringe hit 901 Nowhere Street.

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DANCE THEATER OF HARLEM (Annenberg Center): A deserved world-class reputation

Anyone who appreciates modern dance should see the Dance Theatre of Harlem. They are exquisite.

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WHOLE: WITHOUT ANY PARTS MISSING (Coaction Dance Collective): One to Watch

A showcase by an emerging dance company showed each choreographer’s strengths.

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DANCE AND THE SPIRIT (Ronald K. Brown/Evidence): Dance review

The company showcased their versatility by jumping between different styles, but doing so with the pure talent and artistry of experienced professional dancers.

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The Lady Hoofers, DOLLAR: A dance film

The Lady Hoofers, Philly’s premiere all female tap ensemble, debuted their first ever short film, DOLLAR, on Saturday night.

"One Heartbeat Above One Shadow Below" by Yin Yue. Dancers: Gary W. Jeter II, Chloe Felisina (in red top), Richard Villaverde, Zachary Kapeluck, Daniel Moyo. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

WINTER SERIES 2016 (BalletX): Nothing if not innovative

Edgy. Experimental. Eccentric. BalletX is nothing if not innovative. The company didn’t disappoint in the recent, sold-out Winter Series. The pinnacle of the series was Trey McIntyre’s “Big Ones,” a…

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CHERCHEZ LA FEMME (femme. collective): Female Works Through The Eyes Of One Male Gaze

Archiving experiences of the female body, the Femme Collective not only revealed conditions of the feminist iconography, but was also staged potluck for sourcing the gendered self.

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From Spain, with Love: Angel Corella and PA Ballet’s Don Quixote

“There was really only one option,” laughs the Spaniard. “It could only be Don Quixote.”