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Articles By: Roger Lee

Philadelphia Youth Dance Their Heart Out!

Philadelphia Youth Dance Their Heart Out!

By Roger Lee for The Dance Journal Spring has officially sprung. This weekend kicks off Philadelphia’s spring dance season. It also marks the debut of the Philadelphia Youth Dance Fest. The Dance Journal caught up with the festival’s founder and […]

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The Countdown to College Dance Graduation

The Countdown to College Dance Graduation

by Roger Lee for The Dance Journal The new year is already underway! While many adults are working on new year’s resolutions involving weight loss, financial increase, and the pursuit of happiness, a small percentage is preparing to graduate from […]

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Eleone Dance Theatre is still caroling in color after 22 years

Eleone Dance Theatre is still caroling in color after 22 years

By Roger Lee for The Dance Journal Eleone Dance Theatre brings the soul to Philadelphia’s holiday dance offerings. The company’s Carols in Color uses dance, music, and theater to tell St. Matthew’s version of the Gospel. The Dance Journal caught […]

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Prepare to crack up at the Philly Nutt Crak Up this weekend

Prepare to crack up at the Philly Nutt Crak Up this weekend

By Roger Lee for The Dance Journal While the City of Brotherly Love is filled with plenty of Nutcracker performances, there is none quite like the Philly Nutt Crack Up. ContempraDANCE Theater Company has taken The Nutcracker and added its […]

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Charles O. Anderson dances home to Temple University

Charles O. Anderson dances home to Temple University

***Photo by Bill Hebert By Roger Lee for The Dance Journal Charles O. Anderson is returning to his alma mater Temple University this weekend. He is presenting a new work titled HOME, Restless Natives. The performance will mark the 10th […]

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African Dance Pioneer Dr. Kariamu Welsh comes to Drexel University

African Dance Pioneer Dr. Kariamu Welsh comes to Drexel University

By Roger Lee for The Dance Journal Drexel University is proud to welcome Dr. Kariamu Welsh to campus on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7 pm. The university’s dance and Africana studies programs have joined forces to host this exciting […]

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Reaching the community with RockReach

Reaching the community with RockReach

By Roger Lee for The Dance Journal I believe that the future of dance lies in the hands of our youth– the future funders, administrators, and practitioners of dance. However, many youth are not experiencing dance in school thanks to […]

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FringeArts Preview – Kelli Moshen’s Project Moshen Dance Company presents TRAPPED

FringeArts Preview – Kelli Moshen’s Project Moshen Dance Company presents TRAPPED

By Roger Lee for The Dance Journal Secure videographer and photographer…check! Have dancers try on costumes…check! Schedule production meeting with theater venue…check! This is just a small snippet of Kelli Moshen’s long “Fringe Show To-Do List.” The busy founder, artistic […]

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How to better educate college dancers

How to better educate college dancers

by Roger Lee for The Dance Journal The Dilemma Each August thousands of dance majors grace the halls of college campuses around the United States. From conservatories to liberal arts schools, college dance students are honing their skills for the […]

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Philly Dance The Dream

Philly Dance The Dream

By Roger Lee for The Dance Journal This Wednesday, August 28, 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. 50 years ago thousands were present to hear the live delivery of Dr. […]

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