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Articles By: Lewis Whittington

PIFA Dances

PIFA Dances

by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Gallim Dance | Attack Point Verizon Hall, April 10 Even though it only had one performance and drew a small crowd to Verizon Hall the first weekend of the ongoing PIFA festival […]

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Shut Up & DanceDanceDance

Shut Up & DanceDanceDance

by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal 24 years in, The Shut up & Dance benefit for Metropolitan Area Nutritional Alliance (MANNA) is as vital as ever. The one-night only performance by the dancers of the Pennsylvania Ballet and […]

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Rainey and Isaac team up for (In)Visible

Rainey and Isaac team up for (In)Visible

Meredith Rainey from This Is It/It Is This; photo by Bill Hebert by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal It’s been a meeting of dancer-choreographer minds, bodies and private worlds of dancer-choreographers Meredith Rainey and Tania Isaac.  They discussed […]

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Corella’s dance quest ignites Don Quixote

Corella’s dance quest ignites Don Quixote

photo credit Alexander Iziliaev by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Angel Corella was just 19 when he nailed the role of Basilio, the ardent barber in American Ballet Theatre’s version of Don Quixote and he proved so dynamic in […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet II & Curtis Institute premiere the Jungle Book Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet II & Curtis Institute premiere the Jungle Book Ballet

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal After a serious knee injury, long recovery and return to the dance stage, Colby Damon took his final bows as a full time BalletX dancer, but is just as busy as a dance […]

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Ballet Hispanico returns

Ballet Hispanico returns

photo credit: Paula Lobo by Lewis J Whittington for The Dance Journal Ballet Hispanico returned to the Annenberg Center stage this month with highly theatrical concert pieces showcasing their technical skill in contemporary ballet, as well as their dazzling range […]

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Raphael Xavier explains it all in one form or another

Raphael Xavier explains it all in one form or another

Photo by David McDuffie by Lewis J. Whittington for The Dance Journal Raphael Xavier is known in Philly primarily as a dancer-choreographer, but his interests go in many other directions. Last fall, he hardly skipped a beat directing his creative […]

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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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