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Articles By: Steven Weisz

New Sales Tax On The Arts in Pennsylvania Looms Again

New Sales Tax On The Arts in Pennsylvania Looms Again

by Citizens For The Arts In Pennsylvania The PA budget negotiations have regressed to a degree that should be of great concern to you as a supporter of arts and culture. Senate and House Republicans have dismissed an increase in […]

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The Nutcracker and Other Favorites – Our Annual Holiday Guide to Dance in Philadelphia

The Nutcracker and Other Favorites – Our Annual Holiday Guide to Dance in Philadelphia

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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BREAKING NEWS: Eastern University is set to close its Dance Department

BREAKING NEWS: Eastern University is set to close its Dance Department

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal The Dance Journal has learned that Eastern University, a Christian liberal arts university in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, has decided to eliminate its dance program. Under the guise of budget and faculty cuts, it […]

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The Cost of Self-Producing in FringeArts

The Cost of Self-Producing in FringeArts

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal This is the first time in fifteen consecutive years that I am not presenting in FringeArts, a “city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance” which occurs in Philadelphia each year for […]

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9 Dance Films Coming To The Bryn Mawr Film Institute That Are Not To Be Missed

9 Dance Films Coming To The Bryn Mawr Film Institute That Are Not To Be Missed

For this Fall and Winter, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI), located at 824 W. Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA, is offering up nine new dance films that will entertain, engage, and educate audiences. BMFI is a non-profit community […]

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FringeArts announces dance curated programming for 2015 Fringe Festival

FringeArts announces dance curated programming for 2015 Fringe Festival

The 2015 Fringe Festival explodes into every nook and cranny of Philadelphia from September 3rd-19th. Performances take place in a variety of locations but the FringeArts’ waterfront location will remain the anchor of the Festival, staging late night programming every […]

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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 relate to the Philadelphia dance community. But at the encouragement of colleagues, I am using my editorial discretion and […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Presents a Tribute to West Side Story Choreographer, Jerome Robbins

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents a Tribute to West Side Story Choreographer, Jerome Robbins

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in Jerome Robbins’ The Concert Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet celebrates the versatility and genius of famed American choreographer, Jerome Robbins, with A Tribute to Jerome Robbins that includes the company premiere of In G Major, […]

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Dance Emerge showcases eclectic work by student choreographers and Muhlenberg faculty

Dance Emerge showcases eclectic work by student choreographers and Muhlenberg faculty

Muhlenberg College dancers tell their stories through movement, as the Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Department presents “Dance Emerge,” a showcase for dance works created by emerging choreographers, April 16-18 in the College’s Baker Theatre. Jeffrey Peterson is the artistic director […]

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Tori Lawrence and Co. Returns to the Barnes

Tori Lawrence and Co. Returns to the Barnes

Tori Lawrence + Co. created a 45-minute site-specific dance, Holding Place, made specifically for the Barnes Foundation, which premiered at the Foundation in 2012 and is now returning to its home. The dance was created in response to the, then, […]

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