Articles By: Whittington

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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Tommie Waheed-Evans unveils Aubade

Tommie Waheed-Evans unveils Aubade

Tommie Waheed Evans courtesy of PHILADANCO by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Escaping the winter blues with tour stops in Los Angeles earlier this month touring the James Brown Project, Philadanco’s dancers were back at their home studios in […]

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Opera Philadelphia’s Ainadimar vital dance narrative

Opera Philadelphia’s Ainadimar vital dance narrative

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Osvaldo Godijov’s opera Anadimar | Fountain of Tears, is an unconventional, visually surreal account of the death of Spanish poet and freedom fighter Federico Garcia Lorca. For one, the character of Lorca is […]

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BalletX young choreographic hearts for VDay

BalletX young choreographic hearts for VDay

by Lew Whittington for The Dance Journal Photos by Bill Hebert In the late January deep freeze 50s crooner Nat King Cole’s toasty hit L-O-V-E filled the rooms at the Performance Garage as BalletX dancers worked on jaunty unison for […]

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Sometimes dance is music and music is dance – Cellist, Gabriel Cabezas and BalletX dancer, Chloe Felesina

Sometimes dance is music and music is dance – Cellist, Gabriel Cabezas and BalletX dancer, Chloe Felesina

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Photo credit for Chloe Felesina: Alexander Iziliaev Both dance and classical music fans filled the downstairs multi-level World Café on Super Bowl Sunday, no less, for the potent pairing of Cellist, Gabriel Cabezas […]

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Thresholds in the fourth dance wall or please stand by for the next movement

Thresholds in the fourth dance wall or please stand by for the next movement

By Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Colony Melissa Krodman & Kelly Bond Christ Church Neighborhood House Theatre Jan. 11, 2014 The audience was migrated from the  2nd floor community room in Neighborhood House up a back stairwell and through […]

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Dance ornaments sparkle in Pennsylvania Ballet’s Nutcracker

Dance ornaments sparkle in Pennsylvania Ballet’s Nutcracker

Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Some of the nastiest Philly weather so far accompanied last weekend’s evening performance of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music. But, the […]

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Can you get them to stop !@#(* moving!

Can you get them to stop !@#(* moving!

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Still Moving | Pilobolus at 40 A Film by Jeffrey Ruoff New Boston Films DVD Jeffrey  Ruoff’s  Still Moving | Pilobolus at 40 was the official selection at several film festivals last year […]

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Huggins on ‘Danco on Huggins

Huggins on ‘Danco on Huggins

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Christopher Huggins, former Alvin Ailey dancer, now full time choreographer- teacher and, on occasion, at 51, guest soloist, is one of the most in-demand choreographers in the US, but has been working more […]

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