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Performance Garage Initiates Phase One of a $2Million Capital Project

Performance Garage Initiates Phase One of a $2Million Capital Project

Phase One of the Performance Garage’s Capital Project will commence this summer, which will expand programmatic capacity. The Performance Garage is grateful to the City of Philadelphia for the support of $500,000 in capital improvement funds. The Performance Garage announced […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Eastern University is set to close its Dance Department

BREAKING NEWS: Eastern University is set to close its Dance Department

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal The Dance Journal has learned that Eastern University, a Christian liberal arts university in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, has decided to eliminate its dance program. Under the guise of budget and faculty cuts, it […]

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The Cost of Self-Producing in FringeArts

The Cost of Self-Producing in FringeArts

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal This is the first time in fifteen consecutive years that I am not presenting in FringeArts, a “city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance” which occurs in Philadelphia each year for […]

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A Waltz in the Woods with Maddie Gardella and Philadelphia Dance Photo Project

A Waltz in the Woods with Maddie Gardella and Philadelphia Dance Photo Project

by Juan Irizarry for The Dance Journal Recently the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania installed a new stick-work sculpture created by Patrick Dougherty. The name of the sculpture is “A Waltz in the Woods”.  The management at the […]

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NEWS: Temple U Dept. of Dance awards Jennifer Weber the 2015 Reflection/Response Commission

NEWS: Temple U Dept. of Dance awards Jennifer Weber the 2015 Reflection/Response Commission

The Temple University Department of Dance announced that their third choreographic commission under the Reflection:Response speaker and performance series has been awarded to choreographer, Jennifer Weber This new commission will premiere on October 16  and 17, 2015 in the Conwell […]

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Review of Mamela Nyamza’s The Meal

Review of Mamela Nyamza’s The Meal

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal I have wrestled with whether to publish this review as it does not directly relate to the Philadelphia dance community. But at the encouragement of colleagues, I am using my editorial discretion and […]

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Photo Review – Three Aksha – Vibhava

Photo Review – Three Aksha – Vibhava

by Juan Irizarry for The Dance Journal Master Bharatanatyam artist Professor C. V. Chandrasekhar is one of India’s most highly regarded and, at age 79, longest practitioners of the form.  After a two-week workshop process with the master, Philadelphia-based dance […]

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Editorial: Nutcracker Fail

Editorial: Nutcracker Fail

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal There’s a reason nearly every ballet company in America mounts a production of the Nutcracker for the holiday season – it pays the bills! This seasonal influx of income from holiday goers allows […]

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Dancing in a divided world: Interview with Rami Be’er, Artistic Director of Israel’s Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

Dancing in a divided world: Interview with Rami Be’er, Artistic Director of Israel’s Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

By Henrik Eger, Ph.D.  for The Dance Journal Auschwitz. Christmas 1944. The SS orders Yehudit Arnon, an 18-year-old Jewish dancer, to perform for them in the barracks. She refuses. As punishment, she has to stand in the snow, barefoot, for the […]

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World Ballet Day Philly Style

World Ballet Day Philly Style

by Brian Mengini for The Dance Journal In a global first, World Ballet Day will show live, behind-the-scenes action from the rehearsal studios of five world-class ballet companies on 1 October 2014. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, […]

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