Articles By: Steven Weisz

MM2 Modern Dance To Offer Three Free Programs at The Porch at 30th Street Station

MM2 Modern Dance To Offer Three Free Programs at The Porch at 30th Street Station

  photos by Bill Hebert Philadelphia’s MM2 Modern Dance Company will be offering three FREE programs this spring at The Porch at 30th Street Station. Through a generous grant to University City District from the William Penn Foundation, MM2 will […]

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PHILADANCO Leaps Into Spring with Blood, Sweat and Dance

PHILADANCO Leaps Into Spring with Blood, Sweat and Dance

Spring comes in leaps and bounds with the return of Philly’s own modern dance company Philadanco performing Blood, Sweat, and Dance, Thursday –Saturday, April 17-19, 2014, at Perelman Theater.  Known for their electrifying dance moves mixing energized modern dance with […]

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New storytelling project showcasing actors, dancers and aerialists

New storytelling project showcasing actors, dancers and aerialists

The circus is coming to town! A group of Muhlenberg College dancers, actors, gymnasts and aerial acrobats — 30 students in all — have pooled their talents to produce Muhlenberg’s first Circus Workshop. Their work will culminate in two performances […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Presents Director’s Choice Mixed Bill, May 8-11 at the Academy of Music

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents Director’s Choice Mixed Bill, May 8-11 at the Academy of Music

Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancers Julie Diana and Zachary Hench in Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet presents Director’s Choice, a mixed bill inspired by the Company’s intrepid leaders, May 8-11 at the Academy of Music. “This […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Julie Diana to Retire

Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Julie Diana to Retire

Principal Dancer Julie Diana | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Julie Diana will retire after 21 years on stage with a performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the […]

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New 5 Million Dollar Fund For Dance Only Requires A One Page Application

New 5 Million Dollar Fund For Dance Only Requires A One Page Application

The Afoo Foundation for the Arts has recently announced the creation of a new 5 million dollar fund for the support of dance in the Philadelphia region. Spokesperson Loretta April Persey went on to explain, “We recently came to the […]

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Camille Brown Dancers bring Mr. TOL E. RAncE to the Painted Bride

Camille Brown Dancers bring Mr. TOL E. RAncE to the Painted Bride

Photo credit Christopher Duggan Painted Bride Art Center will present Camille A. Brown’s Mr. Tol E. RAncE, a dynamic interpretation of the tolerance that black dancers have had to exude in the history of American dance. Brown, a two-time two-time […]

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CBS 3’s Jessica Dean to Serve as Honorary Ambassador for Pennsylvania Ballet’s School and Outreach Initiatives

CBS 3’s Jessica Dean to Serve as Honorary Ambassador for Pennsylvania Ballet’s School and Outreach Initiatives

Pennsylvania Ballet announced that CBS 3 anchor Jessica Dean would serve as its first ever Honorary Ambassador for its school and outreach programming. “Many people know Pennsylvania Ballet for its performances on stage, but we are equally committed to our […]

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Dance Emerge displays talent  of 12 young choreographers and 60 dancers

Dance Emerge displays talent of 12 young choreographers and 60 dancers

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 10-13 in the College’s Dance Studio Theatre. Corrie Franz Cowart is the […]

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Why Advanced Ticket Sales to Dance May Not Be So Advanced

Why Advanced Ticket Sales to Dance May Not Be So Advanced

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal One of the current issues in the entertainment industry is that people rarely buy tickets in advance.  According to statistics from the League of American Theaters and Producers, only about one in three […]

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