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Articles By: Steven Weisz

Hip Hop and Butoh Collide When Philly Legend Rennie Harris Returns To Painted Bride With Michael Sakamoto

Hip Hop and Butoh Collide When Philly Legend Rennie Harris Returns To Painted Bride With Michael Sakamoto

Photo by Janelle Weatherford “This is the performance I’ve been waiting my whole career to do”, says choreographer Michael Sakamoto. On December 12th and 13th, Sakamoto and Philly’s own dance icon, Rennie Harris, will take to Painted Bride’s main stage with their dance […]

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Review: BalletX Fall Series 2014

Review: BalletX Fall Series 2014

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal As BalletX enters its ninth season, it’s easy to see why the contemporary ballet company regularly fills the Wilma Theater to its full capacity.  Wednesday’s program was fresh and raw, with both delicate […]

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Our Annual Holiday Guide to Dance

Our Annual Holiday Guide to Dance

With its unforgettable music, enchanting story and the vivid imagery, “The Nutcracker” has become synonymous with the holiday season. It is a classic tradition that has weathered the test of time, captivating audiences’ hearts and minds for generations. Philadelphia offers […]

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Review – ETC Performance Series

Review – ETC Performance Series

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal photos by Bill Hebert For the past eight years, the ETC. Performance Series, founded and initially directed by Charles Tyson Jr., has provided local dancers with a supportive environment in which to experiment, […]

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Mayor Nutter Opens Applications For Performances In Public Spaces

Mayor Nutter Opens Applications For Performances In Public Spaces

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 – an initiative that provides grant money for artists and art organizations to […]

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Cynthia Oliver brings BOOM! to the Painted Bride

Cynthia Oliver brings BOOM! to the Painted Bride

BOOM!, a duet by Cynthia Oliver, features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet as individuals, friends, strangers, family and younger/older versions of themselves, negotiating relations that are persistently in flux. Building upon a non-linear sequence of narratives around a life and a relationship—of a woman to […]

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BalletX Fall Series 2014 Features Jorma Elo and Matthew Neenan

BalletX Fall Series 2014 Features Jorma Elo and Matthew Neenan

BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet and the Resident Dance Company of the Wilma Theater, opens its 9th season with Fall Series 2014 (November 19-23). Highlighting the work of three renowned choreographers, BalletX’s Fall Series 2014 explores the innovative possibilities of ballet in the 21st century. Fall Series […]

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In Search Of Deliciousness in Movement and Life – Eiko Otake

In Search Of Deliciousness in Movement and Life – Eiko Otake

by Aleksandra Ola Baldych Guggenheim, MacArthur, McKnight Fellow and Doris Duke Performing Arts Award-winning choreographer and dancer Eiko Otake will visit Drexel University to present her signature movement style in a lecture on “Delicious Movement as a Way of Knowing” […]

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Putty Dance Project Emerges with Going, Wanting in the Age of the Selfie

Putty Dance Project Emerges with Going, Wanting in the Age of the Selfie

Photo: BillH Photo Photography | Design: Ola Baldych Putty Dance Project – the most recent Dance Theater Arts Company to emerge on Philadelphia’ vibrant scene, proudly presents their first full-length production Going, Wanting in the Age of the Selfie running October 3 through October […]

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Underground DanceWorks continues after its artistic director steps down

Underground DanceWorks continues after its artistic director steps down

After fifteen years of performances, Charles Tyson, Jr. has stepped down as artistic director of Underground DanceWorks (UDW). This occurred while the company was in the midst of preparing for their annual season concert, calling in to doubt the future […]

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