Articles By: Kat Richter

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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Camille A. Brown’s Mr. TOL E. RAncE

Camille A. Brown’s Mr. TOL E. RAncE

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Judging by the title, “Mr. TOL E. RAncE,” and the lengthy program notes, which cite Mel Watkins, Spike Lee and Dave Chappelle as inspiration, it would be easy for some to dismiss Camille […]

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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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