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  • A New Dance Platform in Philadelphia Has Its Inaugural Launch

    photo by Bill Hebert Steven Weisz, founder of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, has brought numerous dance programs to the greater Philadelphia region over the years. His newest international project, Graffito Works (translated as “little scribbles” of movement) will have its inaugural launch in […]

    A New Dance Platform in Philadelphia Has Its Inaugural Launch
  • Pennsylvania Ballet Presents a World Premiere by Nicolo Fonte Plus Two Company Premieres

    Principal Dancer Lauren Fadeley Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella break new ground as the Company premieres works by two contemporary choreographers, William Forsythe and Larry Keigwin, plus a World Premiere by Nicolo Fonte to close […]

    Pennsylvania Ballet Presents a  World Premiere by Nicolo Fonte Plus Two Company Premieres
  • FringeArts explores the politics of movement in Kate Watson-Wallace’s Mash Up Body

    FringeArts favorite Kate-Watson Wallace returns with Mash Up Body, a contemporary dance piece that examines the evolution and destruction of identity.  This haunting and thrilling performance runs June 4th-6th at 8:00pm. All performances are at FringeArts’ waterfront headquarters, 140 N Columbus Blvd. (at Race […]

    FringeArts explores the politics of movement in Kate Watson-Wallace’s Mash Up Body
  • 5th Philadelphia International Tango Festival

    Gustavo & Giselle – photo credit: Cathy Gurvis The 5th Philadelphia International Tango Festival, which will take place at Christ Church Neighborhood House from May 28-31, is drawing dancers from around the U.S. and beyond.  The largest Argentine tango event […]

    5th Philadelphia International Tango Festival
  • Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Leah Stein Dance Company to present TURBINE

    Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia  received an award of $216,000 from The William Penn Foundation for the TURBINE project. The large-scale, site-responsive choral work, will have its world premier at the Fairmount Water Works along the Schuylkill River on June 27 & 28, 2015. Mendelssohn Club […]

    Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Leah Stein Dance Company to present TURBINE

What’s Happening In Philly Dance »

Regional Dance America Gathers for Philly LOVE Dance Festival 2015

Regional Dance America Gathers for Philly LOVE Dance Festival 2015

May 7, 2015 at 9:10 am

Philadelphia Dance Theatre hosts the annual Regional Dance America Northeast Festival on May 21-23, bringing 300 pre-professional dancers, directors and choreographers to...

Lew’s Danceland – Lew Whittington »

2nd Companies join forces for Together We Dance – A conversation with Francis Veyette and Donald Lunsford

2nd Companies join forces for Together We Dance – A conversation with Francis Veyette and Donald Lunsford

May 24, 2015 at 8:17 am

Image extracted from video by Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal The apprentice companies to Philadanco (D/2) and Pennsylvania Ballet (PBII) –...

  • Philadanco’s Having Our Say resonates
    Philadanco’s Having Our Say resonates

    by Lew Whitington for The Dance Journal Philadanco had a roller-coaster winter when the heating system at their...

    April 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm
  • Koresh’s dance diary
    Koresh’s dance diary

    photo by Bicking Photography by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Koresh Dance Company is always in the...

    April 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Sean Curran dances tune in The Radio Hour
    Sean Curran dances tune in The Radio Hour

    Curran & Coker discuss a move for Nora in The Radio Hour by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Choreographer...

    March 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Gregory King – Dance on a Thin Line »

Pennsylvania Ballet II and Philadanco II – Dancing 2 Gether or Maybe Separately!

Pennsylvania Ballet II and Philadanco II – Dancing 2 Gether or Maybe Separately!

May 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Photo credit: Philadanco Dancer by DSMproductions. Artist of Pennsylvania Ballet II, Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan by Alexander Iziliaev by Gregory King, Visiting Professor of Dance...

Behind The Lens – Bill Hebert »

Invisible River at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Invisible River at Spruce Street Harbor Park

May 23, 2015 at 9:12 pm

My latest column includes a quick glimpse at Invisible River’s appearance at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Today was just an abbreviated performance but you can see the...

What Kat Saw – Kat Richter »

Jerome Robbins: Perfect for Mother’s Day at the Ballet

Jerome Robbins: Perfect for Mother’s Day at the Ballet

May 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet. | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Most critics and balletomanes credit Balanchine with capturing the American...

Bryant’s Dance Medicine and Science – Janine Bryant »

Pelvic Alignment:  Palpations, Projections and Positioning – A Journey Toward Neutral

Pelvic Alignment: Palpations, Projections and Positioning – A Journey Toward Neutral

May 1, 2015 at 10:09 am

by Janine Bryant for The Dance Journal Perhaps one of the most challenging tasks faced by dancers everywhere is to truly understand one’s individual pelvic alignment...

Chrysta’s Reflections »

Philadelphia Hosts World Dance Day

Philadelphia Hosts World Dance Day

April 26, 2015 at 7:48 am

by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal photo: Illstyle & Peace Productions When I was graduating from college and early in my dance career, I felt a certain protectiveness...

Jane Fries »

Writing Dance Down:  The Art of Notation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Writing Dance Down: The Art of Notation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

May 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm

“Coreografie.” Encyclopedie ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences des arts et des metierspar une Societe de gens de lettres; mis en ordre et publie par M. Diderot....

Special Features »

NEWS: Temple U Dept. of Dance awards Jennifer Weber the 2015 Reflection/Response Commission

NEWS: Temple U Dept. of Dance awards Jennifer Weber the 2015 Reflection/Response Commission

May 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm

The Temple University Department of Dance announced that their third choreographic commission under the Reflection:Response speaker and performance series has been awarded...

  • Review of Mamela Nyamza’s The Meal
    Review of Mamela Nyamza’s The Meal

    by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal I have wrestled with whether to publish this review as it does not directly...

    April 23, 2015 at 12:13 pm
  • Photo Review – Three Aksha – Vibhava
    Photo Review – Three Aksha – Vibhava

    by Juan Irizarry for The Dance Journal Master Bharatanatyam artist Professor C. V. Chandrasekhar is one of India’s...

    March 17, 2015 at 7:37 am
  • Editorial: Nutcracker Fail
    Editorial: Nutcracker Fail

    by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal There’s a reason nearly every ballet company in America mounts a production...

    December 3, 2014 at 9:14 am

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...

Dance On Film »

Ivan the Terrible Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet comes to Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Ivan the Terrible Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet comes to Bryn Mawr Film Institute

April 8, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Ivan the Terrible comes to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr,  for one date only, Sunday, May 17th at 1:00pm.  Performed on film by the...

Action, Advocacy & Creative Economy »

PA Budget Bill Includes No Increases for the Arts

PA Budget Bill Includes No Increases for the Arts

May 14, 2015 at 11:48 am

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee introduced the “budget bill” – House Bill 1192 (HB 1192).  This bill reflects, for the most part, the budget...

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