Raphael Xavier

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WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED (Opera Philly): 2017 Fringe review

Relevant themes and ideas rarely seen on an opera stage

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The Ultimate Guide to Dance at the 2016 Fringe Festival

Dance takes center stage this year at the 20th Fringe Festival with 6 curated performances and over 27 Independent Fringe Fringe shows.

Raphael Xavier. Photo by David McDuffie.

Raphael Xavier explains it all in one form or another

“In stand-up when you are in front of that audience, all your senses are completely heightened, you hear and see everything that is going on in the audience…” Xavier says with a laugh “then it’s all nerve.”

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COME TOGETHER FESTIVAL: Dance review, part 2

Part 2 of Lew Whittington’s look at the COME TOGETHER FESTIVAL

Kun Yang Lin Dancers. Photo by Bill Hebert.

COME TOGETHER FESTIVAL: Dance review, part 1

The collective energy of the deep field of Philly dance and visiting artists created a palpable festival atmosphere.

Raphael Xavier. Photo by Brian Mengini.

Raphael Xavier’s THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO AUDIENCE WATCHING PERFORMANCE at the First Person Arts Festival

Published by The Dance Journal. Reprinted by kind permission. Like many artists, dancer Raphael Xavier has a difficult time describing exactly what he does for a living.  “I usually say…