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How to better educate college dancers

How to better educate college dancers

by Roger Lee for The Dance Journal The Dilemma Each August thousands of dance majors grace the halls of college campuses around the United States. From conservatories to liberal arts schools, college dance students are honing their skills for the […]

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Temple University Dance Department Reflection:Response Choreographic Commission 2013

Temple University Dance Department Reflection:Response Choreographic Commission 2013

The Temple University Dance Department announced their second choreographic commission under the Reflection:Response speaker and performance series as being awarded to Charles O. Anderson/dance theatre X. This new commission will be presented on October 25 and 26, 2013 in the […]

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Choreographers Megan Mizanty and Rori Smith present After Bodies a multidisciplinary performance

Choreographers Megan Mizanty and Rori Smith present After Bodies a multidisciplinary performance

Philadelphia choreographers Megan Mizanty and Rori Smith present their culminating master’s thesis, After Bodies, an evening-length performance featuring two dynamic new works.  Both works engage bodies in a technology spiral, bodies being absorbed through the screens of increasingly present digital […]

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Three Philadelphia Choreographers present Hold Me To This at Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance

Three Philadelphia Choreographers present Hold Me To This at Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance

Photo by Bill Hebert Don’t miss Hold Me To This, a collection of performances from Philadelphia-based choreographers Danielle Greene, Meredith Steinberg, and Becca Weber.  These three world premieres highlight each artist’s individual vocabulary while finding common ground in their investigation of […]

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What Makes A Masterpiece? Drexel Dance Program Lecture & Demonstration

What Makes A Masterpiece? Drexel Dance Program Lecture & Demonstration

Drexel Dance Program Begins the Year with a Lecture and Demonstration Featuring Deborah Jowitt and Janet Pilla Why are certain performances remembered and heralded as timeless and classic? What makes a dance or any piece of art a masterpiece? Why […]

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A Weekend of Study with Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella at The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School

A Weekend of Study with Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella at The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School

The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School is offering “A World of Sensations,” a weekend-long tango immersion with Buenos Aires’ premiere male-male partnership, Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella.  This two-day intensive program of tango workshops, performances, and social dancing will take place […]

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Report on Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

Report on Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

Re-post from Americans for the Arts On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education released a study entitled Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10. This study was previously published in 2002, prior to implementation of the […]

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VI·VA – Culminating Work of Eun Jung Choi and Frances Gremillion as MFA candidates in Temple’s Esther Boyer Dance Department

VI·VA – Culminating Work of Eun Jung Choi and Frances Gremillion as MFA candidates in Temple’s Esther Boyer Dance Department

VI VA is the celebration of our culminating work as MFA candidates in Temple’s Esther Boyer Dance Department.  Two pieces will be presented, Study #2: Holy Cabinet and The Pathless Step, which explores the intricacies of our subtle energy, perception, […]

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Metropolitan Ballet Academy Wins the Outstanding School Award in  Youth America Grand Prix 2012 Regional Semi-Finals

Metropolitan Ballet Academy Wins the Outstanding School Award in Youth America Grand Prix 2012 Regional Semi-Finals

Peter Weil, (15, Jenkintown) Second Place winner in the Contemporary Dance Category; Photo by VAM Productions Metropolitan Ballet Academy students have much to celebrate as they excelled in the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) 2012 Regional Semi-Finals held in January […]

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Local teen is signed with the Washington Ballet Company

Local teen is signed with the Washington Ballet Company

Delaware County, ballerina Ms. Esmiana Jani, age 18, of the Academy of International Ballet (AIB) in Media was recently offered and has accepted a position with the Washington Ballet. The Washington Ballet Company in the Disctirct of Columbia is one of […]

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