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Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour comes to The Kimmel June 14-19

Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour comes to The Kimmel June 14-19

May 24, 2016 at 6:36 am

Broadway Philadelphia presents the triumphant return of Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour to the Academy of Music, June 14–19, 2016. This tour of Riverdance...

Gregory King – Dance on a Thin Line »

Saayuja, The Merging – A Celebratory Blend of Bharatanatyam and Carnatic Music

Saayuja, The Merging – A Celebratory Blend of Bharatanatyam and Carnatic Music

May 10, 2016 at 9:30 am

by Gregory King for The Dance Journal A deeply complex practice, Bharatanatyam conjures, history, politics, and culture. Known for its grace, subtlety, and sculptured poses,...

Lew’s Danceland – Lew Whittington »

A Princely Farewell in Pennsylvania Ballet’s Program of Firsts

A Princely Farewell in Pennsylvania Ballet’s Program of Firsts

May 17, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal During the curtain-calls for the cast of Matthew Neenan’s “Archiva” with its...

  • Dance imbues The New Freedom Theatre’s Ballad of Trayvon Martin
    Dance imbues The New Freedom Theatre’s Ballad of Trayvon Martin

    photo credit: Ethimofoto by Lewis J. Whiitington for The Dance Journal New York based director-choreographer Rajendra...

    May 5, 2016 at 11:42 am
  • PIFA Dances
    PIFA Dances

    by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Gallim Dance | Attack Point Verizon Hall, April 10 Even though it...

    April 17, 2016 at 3:25 pm
  • Shut Up & DanceDanceDance
    Shut Up & DanceDanceDance

    by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal 24 years in, The Shut up & Dance benefit for Metropolitan Area...

    April 11, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Vantage Pointe – Jane Fries »

From Paris to Philadelphia: Trisha Brown’s Foray Into Ballet

From Paris to Philadelphia: Trisha Brown’s Foray Into Ballet

May 24, 2016 at 8:34 am

Photo © Julieta Cervantes 2009 by Jane Fries for The Dance Journal When Trisha Brown started out choreographing dances in the 1960s, the revolutionary spirit of the times...

Alix Strine »

Project Trans(m)it Pushes the Boundaries of Art and Technology

Project Trans(m)it Pushes the Boundaries of Art and Technology

May 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm

by Alex Strine for The Dance Journal We live in the future. With the internet we can communicate with people on opposite sides of the planet without ever having to meet face...

Behind The Lens – Bill Hebert »

Take It Away Dance at Reading Terminal Market

Take It Away Dance at Reading Terminal Market

April 18, 2016 at 6:27 am

by Bill Hebert for The Dance Journal Back finally with a new photo column with Take It Away Danance, under the direction of Pamela Hetherington, performing at Philly’s...

  • Fragment/Frame at The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
    Fragment/Frame at The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

    By Bill Hebert for The Dancer Journal My latest photo column is a look back at “Fragment/Frame” a student...

    March 12, 2016 at 11:59 pm
  • Melissa Chisena - Chisena Danza - Photo by Bill Hebert
    Evening of Duets – 2016

    So FINALLY back with a new photo column have you missed me or it? For the first column of the year we take a glimpse...

    February 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm
  • Putty Dance Project – “iStand”
    Putty Dance Project – “iStand”

    by Bill Hebert for The Dance Journal A few select moments from the preview showing of the Putty Dance Project presenting...

    November 28, 2015 at 11:25 am

Weisz’s Rants & Raves »

Review – The 28th Inhale Performance Series

Review – The 28th Inhale Performance Series

May 15, 2016 at 8:22 pm

photo credit: dancer Tony Rhodes by Tom Weir by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal On May 13th, I had the privilege of attending the 28th Inhale Performance Series held at...

What Kat Saw – Kat Richter »

BalletX – Ten Years On

BalletX – Ten Years On

April 28, 2016 at 6:42 am

photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal I can still remember the first time I saw BalletX.  It was almost 5 years ago, and I had just moved...

Bryant’s Dance Medicine and Science – Janine Bryant »

Safely Increasing Range of Motion or Never, EVER Stretch a Cold Muscle

Safely Increasing Range of Motion or Never, EVER Stretch a Cold Muscle

January 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm

by Janine Bryant for the Dance Journal In this next installment, we will connect the idea of aging well and dance career longevity to current studio practices. The idea that,...

Special Features »

Moment(s) to Reflect with KYL/D at the Prince Theater

Moment(s) to Reflect with KYL/D at the Prince Theater

April 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm

by Jessica Warchal-King for The Dance Journal When did you last STOP? When did you last take a moment to REFLECT? In the dance world, and in the life-world, we are constantly...

Dance On Film »

Philadelphia Film Society offers up the premiere of Our Last Tango

Philadelphia Film Society offers up the premiere of Our Last Tango

April 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

From Executive Producer Wim Wenders, the fascinating story of Argentine tango legends Juan Carlos Copes and Maria Nieves comes to life through stunning dance sequences and...

Partner Publication – FringeArts »

Getting to the Nuts and Bolts of Trisha Brown

Getting to the Nuts and Bolts of Trisha Brown

May 11, 2016 at 1:40 pm

On April 29, Trisha Brown’s dance legacy was represented by three generations of her dancers in a rehearsal studio on the top floor of the Main Building at Drexel University...

Action, Advocacy & Creative Economy »

Governor Tom Wolf Recommends $1 Million Increase for Grants to the Arts

Governor Tom Wolf Recommends $1 Million Increase for Grants to the Arts

February 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

by Jenny Hershour, Citizens For The Arts in Pennsylvania This morning, to a joint session of the PA General Assembly, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for FY 2016-17....