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Articles By: Kat Richter

Preview: Unveiled with Jessica Warchal King and Brandi Ou

Preview: Unveiled with Jessica Warchal King and Brandi Ou

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal On Friday, April 17th, Jessica Warchal King and Brandi Ou, who met during their time with Kun Yang Lin Dancers, will premiere Unveiled at the Performance Garage.  The split bill will feature one […]

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Review: Pennsylvania Ballet’s Swan Lake

Review: Pennsylvania Ballet’s Swan Lake

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet. | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal If you care about things like gender equality, cultural sensitivity and breaking convention, Swan Lake represents everything that is wrong with classical ballet.  But if […]

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BalletX: Sizzling Despite the Snow

BalletX: Sizzling Despite the Snow

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal BalletX is, to put it frankly, on fire.  Their winter series, which features the contemporary, quirky choreography for which the young company has become known, runs through Sunday providing Philadelphian’s with the perfect […]

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Review: STOMP – Still going strong

Review: STOMP – Still going strong

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal photos by Steve McNicholas  With performances in over 50 countries and audiences exceeding 24 million, it was no surprise that STOMP packed Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater and brought the crowd to its feet.  Directed […]

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Review – Brian Sanders’ JUNK 1.1 Holiday Revue Special

Review – Brian Sanders’ JUNK 1.1 Holiday Revue Special

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Photo by Ted Lieverman Between PA Ballet’s The Nutcracker and Walnut Street Theater’s Mary Poppins, there’s no shortage of family-friendly theatrical fare this holiday season.  But if you’re looking for something different—something truly […]

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Philadelphia Needs to Talk Tap

Philadelphia Needs to Talk Tap

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Philadelphia tap dancer Corinne Karon is a woman on a mission.  She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the local student company Uniting Colleges Through Tap, the Executive Director of Tap Team […]

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Press Play – The Directorial Debut of Angel Corella

Press Play – The Directorial Debut of Angel Corella

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet. | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet’s 50th season was a triumph for the company, both here in Philadelphia, on PBS and at the Vail International Dance Festival, but the […]

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BalletX Shines at Art After 5

BalletX Shines at Art After 5

Photo by Alexander Iziliaev — with Chloe Felesina. by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal While buying time for a quick costume change at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last night, Christine Cox, Artistic Director of BalletX, shared a story […]

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Footwerx

Footwerx

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal My first review of Footwerx, written back in 2011, ended with the following line, “Who knows where they’ll be in another five years (hopefully in a bigger theater).”  Well, my wish came true.  […]

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PHILADANCO can do just about anything

PHILADANCO can do just about anything

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal PHILADANCO!, the city’s premiere modern dance company, had a bit of a problem during its final performance of Blood, Sweat and Dance at the Kimmel Center on Saturday night: the ushers had run […]

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