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Articles By: Lewis Whittington

Koresh Dance Company Turns 25

Koresh Dance Company Turns 25

photo credit: Frank Bicking by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Pounding bass rhythms pulse through the Koresh Dance Company’s Studios on Rittenhouse Square as artistic director Roni Koresh rifles through music on his laptop. He looks over at his […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet cracks The Nutcracker on opening night

Pennsylvania Ballet cracks The Nutcracker on opening night

Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal Although The Nutcracker remains the most popular of story ballets and continues as the annual money-making warhorse for many ballet companies, it isn’t the holiday ritual for audiences it […]

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Philadanco’s  X-mas Philes keeps giving

Philadanco’s X-mas Philes keeps giving

by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Philadanco’s The X-mas Philes choreographed by Daniel Ezralow has been a returning hit for the company since its premiere 15 years ago.   A dance sampler of holiday vignettes that reflect cultural traditions […]

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Kun-Yang Lin’s messages from HOME

Kun-Yang Lin’s messages from HOME

photo by Bill Hebert by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Over the past year, KYL/Dancers performed excerpts from choreographer Kun-Yang Lin’s HOME/S. 9th St. at their studios and at the Come Together Festival. The troupe unveiled the complete two-act […]

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Gutierrez throws down the dance gauntlet

Gutierrez throws down the dance gauntlet

photo by Eric McNatt  by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal Dancer – choreographer Miguel Gutierrez returns to FringeArts with his dance piece Age & Beauty, parts 1 & 2, his ‘queer suites’ in which he delves into topics […]

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Review – Pennsylvania Ballet’s  Speed and Precision

Review – Pennsylvania Ballet’s Speed and Precision

photo by Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2015-16 season commenced this week ushering in artistic director Angel Corella’s first line-up of full programming since he became director more than a year ago. Corella stood […]

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Dancing around the glass closet – Part 2- Gay identities in dance

Dancing around the glass closet – Part 2- Gay identities in dance

credit: George Platt Lynes Harlequin by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal (Part 1 of this article may be found here) “ …there is no such thing as a gay sensibility and yes, it has an enormous impact on our […]

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Zambrano’s Soul Project hits & misses

Zambrano’s Soul Project hits & misses

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Venezuelan choreographer David Zambrano’s Soul Project proved one of the hotter ‘curated’ shows in the final weekend of the Fringe Festival weekend. Zambrano, based in the Netherlands, brought six performers from his pool […]

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FringeArts Review – Childs’ radiant inner drive

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal There was a distinct sense of dance occasion as the crowd buzzed through the cavernous 33rd St Armory on opening night run of Lucinda Childs’ opus ‘Available Light.’ Childs is renowned as one […]

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FringeArts Review – Still Standing You, A sweaty dance bromance

FringeArts Review – Still Standing You, A sweaty dance bromance

photo courtesy La Centrale Fies by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal To say the least, dancer-choreographers Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido are at ease with each others bodies in their dance called Still Standing You, a raucous dance duel […]

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