Articles By: Whittington

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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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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