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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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The Dance Journal is Now A Newstex Syndicated Source

The Dance Journal is Now A Newstex Syndicated Source

It has been a long road promoting dance in Philadelphia for the past nine years, but today we received word that The Dance Journal is now a national syndicated news source for Newstex, a premier provider of real-time news to […]

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Re-Thinking Curricula: Remarks from the 2014 Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference

Re-Thinking Curricula: Remarks from the 2014 Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference

by Takiyah Nur Amin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Dance, UNC Charlotte What follows is an edited version of my remarks at the 2014 Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference, ” Dancing the African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance”. When I […]

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Koresh Dance Company offers up Promises I Never Meant to Keep

Koresh Dance Company offers up Promises I Never Meant to Keep

Photo credit: Frank Bicking Artistic Director Ronen (Roni) Koresh reflects on change and responsibility in his exhilarating, emotionally gripping new work for Koresh Dance Company’s 23rd home season. Promises I Never Meant to Keep will debut May 2-4, 2014 at […]

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Shut Up & Dance – Interview with Ian Hussey, Producing Director

Shut Up & Dance – Interview with Ian Hussey, Producing Director

Reprinted with kind permission from MANNA MANNA: Why Victoriana as a theme? Ian: Coming up with a theme for the poster if one of my FAVORITE parts of the process. The process starts with a few brainstorming sessions with photographer […]

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