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Articles By: Whittington

Lew’s Picks for FringeArts 2014

Lew’s Picks for FringeArts 2014

By Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Disclaimer – my main recommendation is don’t listen to anybody except your own taste and instincts. The subjective nature of preview lists is automatically suspect because I firmly believe it is impossible to […]

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Bang Group taps into GayFest

Bang Group taps into GayFest

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal In its fourth year and biggest year yet, GayFest! Festival fills in the spare stage offerings of August with an array of theater focused on GLBTQ themes. In the third festival appearance The […]

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The Rock School of Dance Education - photo by Frank Bicking

Review – The 2nd Come Together Dance Festival – PARTS 3 & 4

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Saturday, July 26 Day four of The Come Together Dance Festival had everyone sitting on the edge of their dance seats from the start for Rennie Harris PureMovement in a ’Nuttin But a […]

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Review – The 2nd Come Together Dance Festival – PART 2

Review – The 2nd Come Together Dance Festival – PART 2

photo by Bicking Photography by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Friday, July 25, 2014 Roni Koresh told the audience on day three of the Come Together Dance Festival that he had some concern about people showing up for a […]

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Koresh Dance photo by Bill Hebert

Review – The 2nd Come Together Dance Festival Convenes

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal By chance I ran into choreographer Roni Koresh the day before the 2nd Come Together Dance Festival commenced as he was taking 10 minute stroll from his company’s studios on Rittenhouse Street to […]

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Recommended While on Vacation – Lucy Moore’s biography Nijinsky & A Video  & Opus Arte’s DVD of Notre-Dame De Paris

Recommended While on Vacation – Lucy Moore’s biography Nijinsky & A Video & Opus Arte’s DVD of Notre-Dame De Paris

By Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal If you are looking for summer dance while on vacation and can’t find any performances to attend, here are two new and notable alternatives- Lucy Moore’s biography Nijinsky, released in Britain last year […]

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Neenan blazes in Sunset

Neenan blazes in Sunset

Photography by Alexander Iziliaev.; Pictured: Chloe Felesina, Zachary Kapeluck, and company by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Choreographer Matthew Neenan unveiled his BalletX summer program Sunset, 0639 Hours, a long-form narrative ballet, to a sold out opening night at […]

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Joan Myers Brown and Brenda Dixon-Gottschild talk realities of diversity on the dance stage

Joan Myers Brown and Brenda Dixon-Gottschild talk realities of diversity on the dance stage

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal It was Diversity of Dance day at the Barnes Museum on the Parkway on June 1 and dance fans and art lovers converged, filling the Annenberg Court for some authentic Irish dance by […]

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Subcircle’s scenes from a dance marriage or ‘All This Happened, More or Less’

Subcircle’s scenes from a dance marriage or ‘All This Happened, More or Less’

photo by Jessica Giacobbe by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Multimedia theater designer Jorge Cousineau is moving abstract objects under the rustic dance studio in the Maas Building in Northern Liberties. Niki Cousineau is rehearsing with her Subcircle dancers […]

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A benefit night to remember – Shut Up & Dance 2014

A benefit night to remember – Shut Up & Dance 2014

The Cast of Shut Up & Dance by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Shut Up & Dance 2014 benefit for MANNA proved one for the books. Every year the performance is typically wonderful for a number of reasons, primary […]

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