Dance

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BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTREAL (NextMove Dance): An intriguing program of natural technique

Ballets Jazz de Montréal returned to the Prince Theater this weekend to perform three Philadelphia premieres.

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DANCES TO AMERICAN MUSIC (Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble): A breath of familiarity

Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble returns to Philadelphia after 14 years with Dances to American Music,

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Dance in Sketch: URBAN MEADOW (BodyVox)

Chuck Schultz sketches BodyVox at the Prince.

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URBAN MEADOW (BodyVox): Keeping Philadelphia weird

Comprised of twelve live pieces and two short films, URBAN MEADOW celebrates BodyVox’s 20th Anniversary and the variety of work they produce.

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HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO (Annenberg): Showcasing 40 years of inspiring movement

A cast of incredible movers highlights the long-term success of the company and range of the work they present.

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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Walnut): Stayin’ Alive

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is a white-washed adaptation of the classic movie, with double the music and none of the soul. Director/choreographer Richard Stafford seems terrified of losing audience attention for…

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BLACK STEAM (Philadanco): A multitude of one

In celebration of it’s 47th year, PHILADANCO/The Philadelphia Dance Company presented BLACK STEAM, featuring two new works and two old ones.

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SHADOWLAND (Pilobolus Dance Theater): A dynamic journey

An intricate show with a captivating journey maintained with ease through each scene.

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EVENING OF DUETS: Eleven couples dance

The fifth annual Evening Of Duets production featured eleven duets from artists based in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and Congo.

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THE UNDERRATED ACT OF TALKING TO ONESELF (femme. collective): 2016 Fringe review 69

femme. collective has interwoven disparate acts to form a cohesive whole, a gorgeous string of solo, duet and group dances that tackle that, yes, underrated act of talking to oneself

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MILLENNIA (Brad Ogden): 2016 Fringe review 63

Millennia is funny, ambitious, and a little bit confused—just like millennials.

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

An exploration of divorce and disconnection in the California desert.

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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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

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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HOME/S. 9TH ST. (Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers): Home is where the dance is

Addressing the issues of immigration and acceptance, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers utilize dance and theatrics to explore the meaning of home.

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WALLS (Darcy Lyons): 2015 Fringe review 67

Covering everything from a cell wall to the Great Wall of China, WALLS explores of how walls—and the acts which build and destroy them—shape lives

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BODY OF WATER (Antonia & Artists): 2015 Fringe review 22

This hour-long dance work explores the movements of water, both inside the body and surrounding us.