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  • Hip Hop and Butoh Collide When Philly Legend Rennie Harris Returns To Painted Bride With Michael Sakamoto

    Photo by Janelle Weatherford “This is the performance I’ve been waiting my whole career to do”, says choreographer Michael Sakamoto. On December 12th and 13th, Sakamoto and Philly’s own dance icon, Rennie Harris, will take to Painted Bride’s main stage with their dance […]

    Hip Hop and Butoh Collide When Philly Legend Rennie Harris Returns To Painted Bride With Michael Sakamoto
  • Our Annual Holiday Guide to Dance

    With its unforgettable music, enchanting story and the vivid imagery, “The Nutcracker” has become synonymous with the holiday season. It is a classic tradition that has weathered the test of time, captivating audiences’ hearts and minds for generations. Philadelphia offers […]

    Our Annual Holiday Guide to Dance

What’s Happening In Philly Dance »

Cynthia Oliver brings BOOM! to the Painted Bride

Cynthia Oliver brings BOOM! to the Painted Bride

October 29, 2014 at 7:48 am

BOOM!, a duet by Cynthia Oliver, features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet as individuals, friends, strangers, family and younger/older versions of themselves, negotiating relations...

Lew’s Danceland – Lew Whittington »

Dance-noir edge in Jorma Elo’s BalletX premiere

Dance-noir edge in Jorma Elo’s BalletX premiere

November 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal photos by Bill Hebert Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo has been shuttling back and forth to Philly this fall to make ‘Gran Partita’...

Behind The Lens – Bill Hebert »

BalletX Fall Series

BalletX Fall Series

November 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

When I shoot BalletX I try to grab the more traditional shots but also try to grab my shots. I’ll try for that different angle and look to give an intimate look inside...

What Kat Saw – Kat Richter »

Review: BalletX Fall Series 2014

Review: BalletX Fall Series 2014

November 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal As BalletX enters its ninth season, it’s easy to see why the contemporary ballet company regularly fills the Wilma Theater to its...

Bryant’s Dance Medicine and Science – Janine Bryant »

Report from the Field:  The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 24th Annual Meeting

Report from the Field: The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 24th Annual Meeting

November 2, 2014 at 7:16 am

by Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal Greetings, Dance Community! I am pleased to share news from the field acquired at the 24th Annual Meeting of the *International Association...

Gregory King – Dance on a Thin Line »

Pedagogical Practices; Principles, Priorities and Pet Peeves in the Studio

Pedagogical Practices; Principles, Priorities and Pet Peeves in the Studio

November 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm

by Gregory King, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, Swarthmore College for The Dance Journal I remember auditioning for New York University’s Tisch School before having...

Chrysta’s Reflections »

The Blind Faith Project presents Humanimals at Play

The Blind Faith Project presents Humanimals at Play

October 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm

by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal A peacock, a student, an exotic frog, a realtor, dancing monkeys, and dancing professionals. What do all of these beings have in common?...

By Merilyn Jackson »

Merilyn Jackson’s FringeArts Picks

Merilyn Jackson’s FringeArts Picks

September 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

By Merilyn Jackson For The Dance Journal The FringeArts curated dance seems to be going for quality over quantity with some big ticket choreographers this year: Pennsylvania...

Special Features »

Dancing in a divided world: Interview with Rami Be’er, Artistic Director of Israel’s Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

Dancing in a divided world: Interview with Rami Be’er, Artistic Director of Israel’s Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

November 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm

By Henrik Eger, Ph.D.  for The Dance Journal Auschwitz. Christmas 1944. The SS orders Yehudit Arnon, an 18-year-old Jewish dancer, to perform for them in the barracks....

Philadelphia Dance Photo Project »

1st Philadelphia Dance Photo Expo

1st Philadelphia Dance Photo Expo

October 23, 2014 at 10:12 am

Dancer: Jessica Daley @ FDR Skate Park Philadelphia has not only an abundance of talented dancers and performance artists, but also a dedicated group of photographers, who...

Dance On Film »

Fall Dance Film Line Up at The Bryn Mawr Film Institute features the Bolshoi Ballet

Fall Dance Film Line Up at The Bryn Mawr Film Institute features the Bolshoi Ballet

September 3, 2014 at 3:58 pm

The Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI), located at 824 W. Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA is offering three films featuring the Bolshoi Ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow...

Action, Advocacy & Creative Economy »

Mayor Nutter Opens Applications For Performances In Public Spaces

Mayor Nutter Opens Applications For Performances In Public Spaces

October 29, 2014 at 8:10 am

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announced that the City is accepting applications for Performances in Public Spaces...

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Win 2 Free Tickets to FLASH with Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto for Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 8pm at The Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia - A dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto, Flash combines their dual approaches to manifesting a body in crisis. The work is conceived as a “conversation” between the artists’ respective aesthetics (butoh and hip-hop), cultural backgrounds (Japanese-American and African-American), and personalities. Hip-hop and butoh were born from marginalized, postwar urban subcultures, and each embodies a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance. Flash is an interdisciplinary performance, project combining butoh and hip-hop dance, multimedia, and other theatrical elements to address the intersection of urban and environmental crisis, social resistance, and corporeal identity.
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