Koresh’s Come Together Dance Festival Launches
by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Roni Koresh and his company got back into town last week from tour dates in Idaho and immediately began putting the final touches on Come Together, a dance festival that he, his brother Alon and the creative team at Koresh Dance have been envisioning for a long time. [...]
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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 ...
by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal There’s no shortage of contemporary dance companies in Philadelphia—indeed, they seem to spring to life with each graduating class, some lasting only as long as the Fringe before former classmates part ways. But RealLivePeople(in)Motion, ...
What’s better than black market performing arts? Ben Grinberg and Mascher Space Co-op have put together their own performing arts showcase of performers and creators who were not chosen for the official Jumpstart here at FringeArts (Monday May 13 and Tuesday ...
[caption id="attachment_10449" align="alignnone" width="400"] Choreography by Makeda Smith, Photo by Bill Hebert[/caption] From time to time when I shoot at Temple (where I usually shoot during the dress rehearsals) I like to come back to shoot from the wings. I love the ...
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 ...
RealLivePeople(in)Motion, a company known for creating accessible and inventive contemporary dance, takes on the workplace with their latest piece, The Jobs Project. With original music from composer Ilan Isakov (composer of the hit film, “Ai Wei Wei, Never Sorry”) and ...
Thirdbird will be presenting SPRING TRILOGY, a three-part exploration of spontaneous art making manifesting on stage with twelve risk taking performances where 28 artists are “matched” in first-time-ever meetings. SPRING TRILOGY, offering a unique program each night, is part of ...
Photo by Anne Saint Peter, featuring Sarah Nicolazzo Tangle Movement Arts presents Invert!, an evening of all-new aerial dance theater from Philadelphia’s interdisciplinary circus artists. Combining vertical flirtation, glittery sequins, feminist history, and a cordless power drill, Invert! premieres at the ...
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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 [...]
Photo by Alexander Iziliaev By Kat Richter for The Dance Journal It’s not often that ballet leaves you gasping one moment and laughing the next but Pennsylvania Ballet’s latest program, a triple bill featuring two classic Balanchine works, Ballo Della Regina and The Four Temperaments, followed by Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the Animals, did just [...]
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 [...]
I would like to sit here as I type this and say yup i’m that darn awesome cause I grabbed this moment. Don’t get me wrong I am talented but more went into this shot then just me capturing the moment at the right time. I had photographed this piece during dress rehearsal which was [...]
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 [...]
BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet, continues its 2012-2013 Season with a showcase of three exciting World Premieres on April 17 – 21, 2013 at The Wilma Theater, where BalletX has enjoyed its honored status as the Resident Dance Company for over five years. Spring Series 2013 will feature a diverse array of artistic talent with [...]
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 [...]
BalletFleming, together with dancers from the Philadelphia area and the Tricia Sloan Dance School, presents an original ballet adventure choreographed by former New York City Ballet dancer and world-acclaimed choreographer Christopher Fleming. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she meets the weird and wonderful characters of Wonderland – have tea with the Mad Hatter, [...]
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 [...]
Now in its 11th year, MOTION PICTURES has become mini-festival exploring the intersection of dance and video. This year’s festival is co-curated by PhillyCAM Executive Director Gretjen Clausing and Philadelphia Dance Projects Executive Director Terry Fox. Motion Pictures has been a PDP presentation that explores how film and video serve as natural collaborative medium for [...]
“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 [...]