Articles By: Kat Richter

National Water Dance Comes to Race Street Pier

National Water Dance Comes to Race Street Pier

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal On Saturday April 12th, Colleen Hooper, a local choreographer and PhD candidate at Temple University, will lead a group of fellow students and alumni in National Water Dance at Race Street Pier.  The […]

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Review – Be/longing: Light/Shadow

Review – Be/longing: Light/Shadow

photo by Bill Hebert by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal A hallow, whistling sounds fills the theater.  It could be a chant, or, then again, the whir of a machine.  Dancers in brightly colored tops face every which way.  […]

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One to Watch: Kareem Goodwin

One to Watch: Kareem Goodwin

Dancer – Jah’meek Williams by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Filling the Performance Garage on a cold Sunday evening is no easy feat, especially when you’re an independent choreographer mounting your first production.  But Kareem B. Goodwin, a recent […]

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Vengo: Rosario Toledo’s Return

Vengo: Rosario Toledo’s Return

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Photo Credit: Mike Hurwitz It’s not your usual set up: the back room at Philadelphia’s WHYY building, generally used for panel discussions and screenings of Downton Abby, is strew with sand and fishing […]

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Lauren Fadeley Shines in Coppélia

Lauren Fadeley Shines in Coppélia

Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Lauren Fadeley and Ballet Master Jeffrey Gribler in Coppélia Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Since its 1870 premiere at the Théâatre Impérial de l’Opéra in Paris, Coppélia has become a staple […]

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Gala Flamenca

Gala Flamenca

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Despite the threat of another winter storm, audiences flocked to the Merriam Theater for the highly anticipated Gala Flamenca on Sunday night. Coinciding with the start of Philadelphia’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, the performance […]

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Philadelphia Dance Projects offers up Philadelphia’s own Nora Gibson and Ireland’s John Scott

Philadelphia Dance Projects offers up Philadelphia’s own Nora Gibson and Ireland’s John Scott

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects, Dance Up Close brought a charming split bill of choreography by Philadelphia’s own Nora Gibson and Ireland’s John Scott to the Performance Garage from February 27 to March […]

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First Person Arts Festival is giving local dance artists a new platform to explore new themes

First Person Arts Festival is giving local dance artists a new platform to explore new themes

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal With contributions from Katherine Kiefer Stark and Raphael Xavier, this year’s First Person Arts Festival is giving local dance artists a new platform to explore new themes.  This past week, Stark presented “Falling […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet – Jewels

Pennsylvania Ballet – Jewels

Photo: Alexander Iziliaev By Kat Richter for The Dance Journal As noted in Lew Wittington’s interview with PA Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser last month, George Balanchine’s iconic Jewels is an immense undertaking.  It’s usually performed by larger companies and […]

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Raphael Xavier’s The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance

Raphael Xavier’s The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance

By Kat Richter for The Dance Jurnal Like many artists, dancer Raphael Xavier has a difficult time describing exactly what he does for a living.  “I usually say I’m a working artist,” he explained during a recent rehearsal at the […]

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