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Articles By: Steven Weisz

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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FringeArts Review: Leah Stein’s Splice is a masterful exploration of space, sound and movement

FringeArts Review: Leah Stein’s Splice is a masterful exploration of space, sound and movement

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal Leah Stein’s Splice, presented as part of the FringeArts Festival, is a masterful exploration of space and the intersection of sound and movement. Known for her site specific work, Stein’s selection of Jeremy […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Opens 51st Season  with Press Play: The Directorial Debut of Angel Corella

Pennsylvania Ballet Opens 51st Season with Press Play: The Directorial Debut of Angel Corella

Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancers Lauren Fadeley and Jermel Johnson in Alexei Ratmansky’s Jeu de Cartes Photo: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet opens its 51st Season with the first program curated by its new artistic director: Press Play: The Directorial Debut of […]

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Spins & Kicks For Coffee

Spins & Kicks For Coffee

On September 27th at 8:30pm and September 28th at 12:00pm, the SomaticMovers modern dance company is taking over Square One Coffee in Philadelphia to share their spins and kicks of caffeine.  For a $10 donation, audience members can enjoy a […]

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Necessary Efforts showcases works by Beau Hancock, Shannon Murphy, Katherine Kiefer Stark and Megan Wilson Stern

Necessary Efforts showcases works by Beau Hancock, Shannon Murphy, Katherine Kiefer Stark and Megan Wilson Stern

The Naked Stark presents Necessary Efforts, a mixed-bill of dances that fill the Performance Garage with bold and intimate movement. The company’s first mixed-bill presentation showcases work by innovative choreographers, Beau Hancock, Shannon Murphy, Katherine Kiefer Stark, and Megan Wilson […]

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