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Jessica Warchal-King of The Embodiment Project presents Breach: Left Behind at Lafayette College

Jessica Warchal-King of The Embodiment Project presents Breach: Left Behind at Lafayette College

photo by Ellen Rosenberg In a collaboration with Los Angeles-based visual artist Alison Saar, choreographer Jessica Warchal-King of The Embodiment Project presents Breach: Left Behind, a site-specific dance experience that will become a part of Saar’s fall 2016 Breach exhibition […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Extends Artistic Director’s Contract, Welcomes 17 New Dancers, and Promotes Seven Dancers

Pennsylvania Ballet Extends Artistic Director’s Contract, Welcomes 17 New Dancers, and Promotes Seven Dancers

Artistic Director Angel Corella’s contract extended while dancers from the U.S., Russia, Cuba, Japan, South Korea, and Two of the “25 Dancers to Watch” Join Pennsylvania Ballet Pennsylvania Ballet has announced the extension of Artistic Director Angel Corella’s contract through […]

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BalletX Announces 2016-17 Choreographic Fellowship

BalletX Announces 2016-17 Choreographic Fellowship

Cayetano Soto, Choreographic Fellowship Mentor  (Photo by Michael Slobodian) Tommie-Waheed Evans, Choreographic Fellowship Fellow (Photo Courtesy of Tommie Waheed Evans) BalletX is honored to announce Cayetano Soto as the company’s 2016-17 Choreographic Fellowship Mentor and Tommie-Waheed Evans as the 2016-17 Fellow! Each year, BalletX selects a fellow […]

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SmokeyScout Productions becomes Automatic Arts with new Collaboration at Morris Arboretum

SmokeyScout Productions becomes Automatic Arts with new Collaboration at Morris Arboretum

Almanac returns to Nice and Fresh. Photo: Kate Raines. The Nice and Fresh series has been produced since 2008 by the Mount Airy based SmokeyScout Productions. As they venture in to new programming and collaborations, they have changed their name […]

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Trish Brown In The Body continues this Spring with performances by Pennsylvania Ballet, Lectures by Trish Brown Experts and an Open Rehearsal

Trish Brown In The Body continues this Spring with performances by Pennsylvania Ballet, Lectures by Trish Brown Experts and an Open Rehearsal

Photo credit: Julieta Cervantes Trisha Brown:  In The New Body, a year-long celebration of the internationally known leader of post-modern dance and enduring renegade whose work has rarely been seen in Philadelphia, continues this spring with a performances by Pennsylvania […]

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Reflection/Response Commission 2016 Awarded to Kathy Westwater

Reflection/Response Commission 2016 Awarded to Kathy Westwater

Photo Credit: A Hitzenberger by Merián Soto, Curator, Reflection/Response Commission The Temple University Dance Department announced that their fifth choreographic commission under our Reflection:Response speaker and performance series has been awarded to Kathy Westwater. Westwater will create a new work, […]

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Metropolitan Ballet Academy Student Dancers Take Top Honors at 2016 YAGP Philadelphia Regional Semi-Final Competition

Metropolitan Ballet Academy Student Dancers Take Top Honors at 2016 YAGP Philadelphia Regional Semi-Final Competition

Photo credit: Jacey Gailliard by Visual Arts Masters Twenty-seven student dancers of Metropolitan Ballet Academy (MBA) in Jenkintown, PA, achieved great success in the 2016 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Philadelphia Semi-Final, held January 14-16, 2016 on the Swarthmore College […]

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2015-2016 Project Stream Grantees for Dance

2015-2016 Project Stream Grantees for Dance

On October 9, 2015, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance distributed $109,754 in Project Stream grants at an award ceremony held at PECO’s Energy Hall. Project Stream grants provide seed money to individual artists and organizations offering innovative, community-based arts projects […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Welcomes New Artistic Staff and Dancers for the 2015-2016 Season

Pennsylvania Ballet Welcomes New Artistic Staff and Dancers for the 2015-2016 Season

Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella are pleased to announce that Charles Askegard, former Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater, will be joining the Company as Ballet Master. Kyra Nichols, former New York City […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet’s Alexander Peters Promoted to Principal Dancer

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Alexander Peters Promoted to Principal Dancer

Photo credit: Alexander Iziliaev Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella announced that Soloist Alexander Peters has been promoted to Principal Dancer, the highest rank in the Company, for the 2015-2016 Season. “This Season I challenged Alexander Peters with roles […]

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