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Re-Thinking Curricula: Remarks from the 2014 Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference

Re-Thinking Curricula: Remarks from the 2014 Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference

by Takiyah Nur Amin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Dance, UNC Charlotte What follows is an edited version of my remarks at the 2014 Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference, ” Dancing the African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance”. When I […]

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Brandywine Ballet Company Presents Beauty & the Beast

Brandywine Ballet Company Presents Beauty & the Beast

Credit: McMasters Photography Brandywine Ballet, Chester County’s premiere non-profit, ballet company is proud to announce its 2014 performances of Beauty & the Beast, May 2-4, 2014. Brandywine Ballet continues its residency this season at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 […]

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Spiel Uhr Fest 2014: Branching

Spiel Uhr Fest 2014: Branching

Photo of Califia and the Trespassers at Group Motion’s Spiel Uhr Photo by Alan DiBerio. by Mackenzie Holmes for The Dance Journal As night approaches on one of the first days of spring, a group of patient, soon to be […]

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Metropolitan Ballet Academy Student Dancers Excel in Youth America Grand Prix 2014

Metropolitan Ballet Academy Student Dancers Excel in Youth America Grand Prix 2014

Metropolitan Ballet  Academy  in “Children’s Mazurka from Paquita” ; Awarded 1st Place, Philadelphia Regional Semi-Finals,  Top 12 in NYC Finals, Youth America Grand Prix 2014 – Photo by Visual Arts Masters Children’s Ensemble Wins First Place in Philadelphia Regional Semi-Finals; […]

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A Day In FDR Park

A Day In FDR Park

FDR Park Philadelphia – A Hidden Gem Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park (originally named League Island Park and locally known as the “Lakes”) is an aesthetically designed park located along the Delaware River in the southernmost point of South Philadelphia, […]

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Two Choreographers Emphasize the Allure of the Focused Dancer

Two Choreographers Emphasize the Allure of the Focused Dancer

by Mackenzie Holmes for The Dance Journal Philadelphia Dance Projects presented the work of Nora Gibson and John Scott at the Performance Garage on Friday, February 28, 2014.  The choreographers, from two different continents, presented dissimilar dance styles but both […]

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Shut Up & Dance – Interview with Ian Hussey, Producing Director

Shut Up & Dance – Interview with Ian Hussey, Producing Director

Reprinted with kind permission from MANNA MANNA: Why Victoriana as a theme? Ian: Coming up with a theme for the poster if one of my FAVORITE parts of the process. The process starts with a few brainstorming sessions with photographer […]

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Celtic Nights, a majestic mix of music, storytelling and lively Irish step dance

Celtic Nights, a majestic mix of music, storytelling and lively Irish step dance

Drawn from the history, folklore and culture of Ireland and its Celtic cousins, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ St. Patrick’s Day weekend presentation of Celtic Nights: A Night of Music, Song and Dance (March 15) takes audiences on a stunning musical […]

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Liz Gerring’s glacier comes to Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series

Liz Gerring’s glacier comes to Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series

The 2013-14 season of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series continues on February 28th with glacier from New York based Liz Gerring Dance Company. Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times included the work in his “Dance Favorites for […]

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Pasión y Arte to present the 2014 Philadelphia Flemeco Festival featuring international sensations Israel Galván, Pastora Galván and Rosario Toledo

Pasión y Arte to present the 2014 Philadelphia Flemeco Festival featuring international sensations Israel Galván, Pastora Galván and Rosario Toledo

by Marcel W. Foster for The Dance Journal Philadelphia’s second bi-annual Flamenco Festival will have its two-week run from March 1-16, 2014, boasting a series of lectures, film screenings, master classes and performances by internationally acclaimed contemporary flamenco artists from […]

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