Pennsylvania Ballet

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Theater in Sketch: ON EDGE (PA Ballet)

Pennsylvania Ballet’s new program, On Edge, is now at the Merriam Theater until November 12. Few companies could rehearse and mount a modern dance program only weeks after their Sleeping…

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ON EDGE (PA Ballet): Cutting-edge ballet by three striking choreographers

What is normal or abnormal? What is black or white? What is right or wrong? Or are those ideas all meaningless in this chaotic world?

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Challenges, Chances, Changes—Gender Equity in Concert Dance: Interview with Helen Pickett

Renowned choreographer Helen Pickett talks about her experience as a dancer and choreographer and her vision for younger people in the dance world

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RE/ACTION (Pennsylvania Ballet): Brilliant ballet by divine dancers

The company has gone through drastic changes since last season, some of which may have come with sorrow. Still they never stopped their devotion to ballet and to the Philadelphia art community.

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ROMANCE (PA Ballet): Fall in love with a provocative and diverse program

ROMANCE showcases the diversity and beauty of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s dancers.

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THE DELPHI PROJECT ANNUAL PERFORMANCE (with PA Ballet): Child’s play

Art is a way to express the truth. The truth of our emotions. The truth of our lives. The truth of ourselves.

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LE CORSAIRE (PA Ballet): A flamboyant and passionate ballet of the pirates

Pennsylvania Ballet’s LE CORSAIRE is as gorgeous and breath-taking as it should be.

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Choreographic Workshop (PA Ballet): Dance beginnings from Pennsylvania Ballet

Not only successful as a forum to provide opportunities and experiences to young choreographers and dancers, the Choreographic Workshop was also very well done as a performance.

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Edgar Anido on his Choreographic Workshop with PA Ballet II

Some of the talented choreographers took a moment to talk to Phindie about their choreographies and their thoughts.

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Russell Ducker on his Choreographic Workshop with PA Ballet II

My choreography is inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poetry and its style is musical

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Alexandra Hughes on Her Choreographic Workshop with PA Ballet II

Pennsylvania Ballet II is performing four new dance works created on the dancers of the company by four talented choreographers with deep connection to Philadelphia ballet scene.

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Bad Title, Good Bloopers, and Brian Sanders: PA Ballet’s REVOLUTION

Lily Kind uses a recent PA Ballet program to look at what makes a ballet a ballet and what makes a dance a dance.

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George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER (PA Ballet): Showcasing the next great talents

It uses the same stage, the same music, and the same settings as previous years, but this year’s NUTCRACKER is even more convincing and more magical than before.

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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.

Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Oksana Maslova in Ben Stevenson’s CINDERELLA.
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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.

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CONVERGENCE (DanceSpora): 2016 Fringe review 91

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

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Development, Culture, and Community in the Forest of Arden: REV Theatre’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Columbus Square Park

REV invited us to chase characters through the Forest of Arden against a backdrop of South Philadelphia’s urban skyline.

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BALANCHINE & BEYOND (PA Ballet): Experiment and challenge our comfort zone

For the last program of Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2015-2016 season, Angel Corella challenges both the dancers and the audience with the four experimental dances

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A PROGRAM OF FIRSTS (PA Ballet): Remembering the start-line

It would not be too much to say that this has been one of the most exciting and accomplished seasons in Pennsylvania Ballet’s history.

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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.