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  • Tangle presents all-new aerial dance: Tell It Slant

    Tangle Movement Arts presents Tell It Slant, an all-new aerial dance performance. Tangle’s nine-woman cast mixes traditional circus arts, like trapeze and acrobatics, with dance, theater, and spoken word, to explore female strength, identity, and relationships between women. In Tell […]

    Tangle presents all-new  aerial dance: Tell It Slant
  • Alchemy Dance Company Reconnects Dance with Shakespeare in Intersect

    photo by Matthew Wright On March 13th and 14th, Alchemy Dance Company will return to the Arts Bank at The University of the Arts and reconnect with their roots as a dance theater company with the world premiere of Intersect. […]

    Alchemy Dance Company Reconnects Dance with Shakespeare in Intersect
  • Pennsylvania Ballet Presents Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake

    Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancers Lauren Fadeley and Zachary Hench in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet brings the world’s most renowned ballet, Swan Lake, to the Academy of Music stage, March 5-8 and 14-15, presented by Bank […]

    Pennsylvania Ballet Presents Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake

What’s Happening In Philly Dance »

Knockout production links boxing and dance in a deeply sexy performance

Knockout production links boxing and dance in a deeply sexy performance

February 18, 2015 at 10:41 am

Ringside seats are available at FringeArts for Rocco by ICKamsterdam (Feb. 27 and 28), created by acclaimed Dutch choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter Scholten. Set in a...

Lew’s Danceland – Lew Whittington »

Choreographic gloves come off in Rocco

Choreographic gloves come off in Rocco

March 3, 2015 at 8:05 am

photo credit: Alwin Poiana By Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Philly dance fans were ringside for the fights last weekend on Columbus Ave. for Emio Greco and Pieter...

  • Nora Gibson’s dance by the (prime) numbers
    Nora Gibson’s dance by the (prime) numbers

    by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal photos by Brian Mengini On one of the recent sub-zero windy days in...

    February 23, 2015 at 2:08 pm
  • De La Cruz’s choreographic sparks
    De La Cruz’s choreographic sparks

    by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal To Dance or not to dance? That question many dancers face after many...

    February 14, 2015 at 8:26 am
  • Ballet forward with Corella
    Ballet forward with Corella

    by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet’s mid-winter bill is carry over programming by...

    February 7, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Behind The Lens – Bill Hebert »

BalletX Winter Series & Thoughts on Choosing the Moments

BalletX Winter Series & Thoughts on Choosing the Moments

February 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

When you go to a performance what draws your eye? Yes sometimes if it’s a solo dancer or duet alone on stage the answer is easy but even then are you looking at the...

What Kat Saw – Kat Richter »

BalletX: Sizzling Despite the Snow

BalletX: Sizzling Despite the Snow

February 20, 2015 at 7:28 pm

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal BalletX is, to put it frankly, on fire.  Their winter series, which features the contemporary, quirky choreography for which the young...

Bryant’s Dance Medicine and Science – Janine Bryant »

Does the World Need Dance Medicine and Science?

Does the World Need Dance Medicine and Science?

March 1, 2015 at 10:30 am

by Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal Dancers are a hearty breed!  They endure both physical and psychological demands as a result of years of intense training, performance...

Gregory King – Dance on a Thin Line »

Coffee Talk With The Men of Pennsylvania Ballet II

Coffee Talk With The Men of Pennsylvania Ballet II

March 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm

by Gregory King, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Swarthmore College for The Dance Journal For a lot of dancers, being in a second company is the “stepping stone”...

Chrysta’s Reflections »

Photo Credit: Sasha Sparks

What is Enough: What Advanced Dancers Can Gain From Beginner Classes 

February 26, 2015 at 7:33 am

by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal A couple of years ago, I walked into a new studio and signed up to take a Graham technique class.  “Have you had Graham before?”...

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 »

Editorial: Nutcracker Fail

Editorial: Nutcracker Fail

December 3, 2014 at 9:14 am

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal There’s a reason nearly every ballet company in America mounts a production of the Nutcracker for the holiday season – it pays...

Dance On Film »

Dance at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute takes on the Bolshoi Ballet to start off 2015

Dance at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute takes on the Bolshoi Ballet to start off 2015

January 16, 2015 at 8:54 am

The Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) is kicking off its 2015 season of dance films with two classics from the Bolshoi Ballet – Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet. These are...

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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