It has been a long road promoting dance in Philadelphia for the past nine years, but today we received word that The Dance Journal is now a national syndicated news source for Newstex, a premier provider of real-time news to millions of industry leaders and media channels.
Newstex curates and enhances trustworthy content provided in real time through reliable distributors. Whether that content comes from newspapers, company press releases, blogs or video, one thing remains constant—it is always created by authoritative publishers. Dance Journal authors will get national and international recognition for their writing, a link back to our site as well as additional compensation, if their stories are picked up.
Content on The Dance Journal will now be distributed, starting in September, to such providers as
- Thomson Reuters
- Amazon Kindle
- Business Insider
- PR Newswire
- Postmedia Network
- Cengage Gale
- And many more!
We hope that this new partnership will bring more attention to dance in the Philadelphia region as well as to performing arts journalism in general. We thank you, our readers, for your continued support and for making this all possible.
Founder & Editor
While not a dancer himself, Weisz’s love for the arts and dance started as a child growing up in New York City. With parents, who were strong supporters of the arts and part of a community with an incredible array of notable artists in music, dance, theater and fine arts, Weisz’s access and affinity for the performing arts took root. Upon attending college in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania in the mid 70’s, Weisz started performing as a puppeteer, magician, juggler and fire eater as a means of supplementing his income. This soon grew in to what became Rainbow Promotions Inc., one of the largest entertainment and special events producers in the region. It was here that he began to promote and book dance for major events throughout the city. Many of the dancers he worked with in the early days of his company are now major choreographers in Philadelphia. At the same time, Weisz’s interest in computers and the early developments of what is now known as the Internet, led him to also start another company, Delaware Valley On Line, which became one of the first regional ISPs. It was this combination of event production, internet development and event marketing that led him to examine the use of the internet as a means to promote the arts. Dance continued to be a major interest for Weisz and in 2005 he founded PhiladelphiaDANCE.org as a major online resource to promote dance in the city. It was soon after that the Dance Journal was also founded as a way to provide an outlet for writing on a range of topics that encompass the ever growing and emerging dance community in the region. Weisz continues to run both PhiladelphiaDANCE and The Dance Journal on purely a voluntary basis with no income derived from any of his projects. He is also the Artistic Director of Graffito Works, a unique platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.
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