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Rethinking Dance Writing

Rethinking Dance Writing

by Merilyn Jackson for The Dance Journal Many years ago, on a plane, I was talking to the men in my row when they asked what I did. I said I was a dance writer. “What the hell is that?” […]

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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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Merilyn Jackson’s Book Review of The Art of Falling

Merilyn Jackson’s Book Review of The Art of Falling

by Merilyn Jackson for The Dance Journal The Art of Falling, A novel by Kathryn Craft, Pub Date, January, 2014 Sourcebooks, Inc., 353 pp, $14.99 Have you heard the one about the anorexic dancer who fell off a balcony and […]

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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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Pasión y Arte to present the 2014 Philadelphia Flemeco Festival featuring international sensations Israel Galván, Pastora Galván and Rosario Toledo

Pasión y Arte to present the 2014 Philadelphia Flemeco Festival featuring international sensations Israel Galván, Pastora Galván and Rosario Toledo

by Marcel W. Foster for The Dance Journal Philadelphia’s second bi-annual Flamenco Festival will have its two-week run from March 1-16, 2014, boasting a series of lectures, film screenings, master classes and performances by internationally acclaimed contemporary flamenco artists from […]

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PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Annual Report 2013

PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Annual Report 2013

Founded in 2005, PhiladelphiaDANCE.org now enters its ninth year of operation. Below are just a few of the statistics generated from our web site for the year end 2013, which provide some insights as to the growth of dance and […]

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Huggins on ‘Danco on Huggins

Huggins on ‘Danco on Huggins

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Christopher Huggins, former Alvin Ailey dancer, now full time choreographer- teacher and, on occasion, at 51, guest soloist, is one of the most in-demand choreographers in the US, but has been working more […]

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Matthew Neenan downshifts for ‘There I Was’

Matthew Neenan downshifts for ‘There I Was’

by Lewis Whittington for The Dance Journal Earlier this month BalletX dancers Chloe Felesina, Francesca Forcella, Jaime Lennon, Caili Quan, Andrea Yorita had their pointe shoes ready for a  rehearsal for Matthew Neenan’s ballet There I Was. It is on […]

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