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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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Brian Sander’s JUNK Set to Compete as truTV Reveals 10 Performance Teams in Season 2 of Fake Off

Brian Sander’s JUNK Set to Compete as truTV Reveals 10 Performance Teams in Season 2 of Fake Off

This summer, 10 teams of gifted performers will set out to stun viewers like never before in the second season of truTV’s eye-popping competition series Fake Off. Launching its new season Wednesday, May 6, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Fake Off […]

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Kun-Yang Lin is “Home”?

Kun-Yang Lin is “Home”?

    by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal On a Saturday afternoon, before a handful of guests in their studio, Kun-Yang Lin and dancers performed excerpts from his newest work in development, Home, S. 9th Street. This is perhaps one […]

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As civil war devastates their home, The Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine will travel to Philadelphia

As civil war devastates their home, The Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine will travel to Philadelphia

As civil war devastates their home city The Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine will travel to Philadelphia in December to perform The Nutcracker for local audiences.  Their home theater, the Donetsk National Opera and Ballet Theatre, has been a refuge from […]

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