Interview with Zornitsa Stoyanova on shatter ::: dawn
By Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Tomorrow night marks the opening of shatter:::dawn, the latest dance/installation venture from experimental movement artist Zornitsa Stoyanova. Taking “intimate” to the extreme, the performance will accommodate just ten audience members each night and features a cast of five dancers including Stoyanova, Christina Gesualdi, Adam Kerbel, Mason Rosenthal and [...]
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Photo by Bill Hebert On Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2:00pm, MM2 Modern Dance Company will present a free preview of its newest work, THREE, as part of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ (PAFA) Family Arts Academy workshop. A collection ...
Philadelphia has always been a tap town and Jaye Allison brings back that tradition each year with her Philly Tap Challenge: On Fire!, a tap festival celebrating both the past and the present. This years program welcomes Emmy Award Winner, ...
Photo by Bruce Turner. From left to right on the bandstand at LaRose Jazz Club (June 2012): Bruce Koetterer, Pamela Hetherington and Robert H. Henderson. JoAnna Turner looks on. The ninth installment of Tap Teaser, an evening of tap dance and ...
The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School is presenting the 3rd Annual Philadelphia International Tango Festival, May 24 through May 27, 2013. The event features 22 workshops and 5 milongas (tango social dances) with performances by world-renowned tango dancers each night. All of ...
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photo by Bill Hebert By Hope DiTaranto for The Dance Journal This review is part of the Dance Journal’s Student Author Program. Hope is a freshman at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. She has studied a variety of genres of dance since the age three. Hope has a particular love and proficiency for tap dance. She is [...]
by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal It’s a shame that in 2013 the need still to promote the work of female choreographers and only female choreographers still exists but it does, according to Ellie Goudie-Averill, and her latest project with co-producer Meredith Lyons is designed to do just that. Zipline, a mixed bill of [...]
Koresh Dance Company; Melissa Rector, Jessica Daley, Shannon Bramham Photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev By Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal There may have been chunks of empty seats at various performances of Koresh‘s Come Together Festival, but this ambitious event was so well organized and executed that it has to be reported as a rousing [...]
With week #1 of Zornitsa Stoyanova’s work “shatter:::dawn” in the books and with week #2 on the way (May 27th – May 29th) I wanted to give a glimpse inside the work. Being a site specific work with special lighting I decided to add black & white special effects to the images not so much [...]
by Roger Lee for The Dance Journal Congratulations! Many college students are preparing to graduate next month with degrees in Dance. It can be hard for undergraduate dance majors to think about life after college with all of their current academic and extracurricular commitments. But it is still necessary. Especially with just one month left [...]
Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancers Julie Diana and Ian Hussey in William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Final Performances of the 2012-2013 Season Celebrate the evolution of Pennsylvania Ballet’s repertoire with Company premieres by two of today’s most influential choreographers – plus an innovative World Premiere by Matthew Neenan – with Forsythe & Kylián, June [...]
Photo by JJ Tiziou Alie & the Brigade (formerly known as Movement Brigade) present INVISIBLE RIVER, a dance and music performance celebrating the Schuylkill River, the ephemeral nature of summer, and the possibility that live performance can bring a city together in a way that no other event can. An ensemble of 10 dancing singers [...]
Lauren Putty White has been named the winner of the 2013-2014 Ellen Forman Memorial Award. The award consists of a $2,000 cash prize and production costs for setting a work on the dance company at Drexel University during the 2013-2014 academic year. The Ellen Forman Memorial Award supports Philadelphia-area choreographers by giving them the opportunity [...]
Unique to the Philadelphia landscape, the Performance Garage was originally a horse stable and automobile garage. Renovated in December 2002, it was transformed into a versatile dance space that includes both rehearsal studios and theater for all forms of dance. The Performance Garage continues to be an incubator for classes, rehearsals, workshops and productions. To [...]
Metropolitan Ballet Company dancers in Kanji Segawa’s “ Toward the Light ” Photo by E.A. Kennedy, III Metropolitan Ballet Academy (MBA) student dancers from the Philadelphia region garnered significant honors in the 2013 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest international student ballet scholarship competition. Young dancers from the Jenkintown-based pre-professional ballet studio captured [...]
Photo by Bill Hebert Alchemy Dance Company will bring old and new works to the stage, while also hosting the work of other local dance companies. On Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:30pm, Alchemy will present “One Night Only”, a performance featuring work by Alchemy Dance Company, Danse4Nia, Roger Lee Dance Company, and Melissa Chisena [...]
Philadelphia choreographers Megan Mizanty and Rori Smith present their culminating master’s thesis, After Bodies, an evening-length performance featuring two dynamic new works. Both works engage bodies in a technology spiral, bodies being absorbed through the screens of increasingly present digital devices. Both choreographers investigate how the body’s sensuous experience is impacted: how we see, hear [...]
Ekaterina Kondaurova (Odette) Photo Credit: Natasha Razina Classic Ballet Produced in 3D by CAMERON|PACE Group and Broadcast Live in RealD™ 3D from St. Petersburg to Select U.S. Theaters on June 6 Bringing Russia’s world renowned ballet company to U.S. movie theaters nationwide, Cameron Pace along with NCM Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision Ltd. present a [...]
“I discovered a radical potential in circus arts to challenge our assumptions about relationships, gender, and what bodies can do.” Tangle Movement Arts has been creating a distinctive brand of circus-dance-theater for the past few years now, and from May 16 to 18, they will be taking over The Sanctuary at the Rotunda with their… Read more »
***Source: Performing Arts Alliance The President released his FY2014 budget proposal. Due in February, the budget arrived two months later than normal and after both the House and Senate have released their own budgets. Below are highlights from the budget proposal as it effects the performing arts field. Nonprofits Defend Charitable Giving Incentives As budget [...]
by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal At the CultureWorks office on Saturday, April 6th, something rather unprecedented took place. Nearly twenty directors of small and mid-sized dance companies gathered together to share ideas and exchange information. Hosted by Steven Weisz of PhiladelphiaDance.org, the Artistic Directors Forum addressed funding, ticket prices, venues, audience development and [...]