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Category: What Kat Saw

Preview: Koresh Come Together Festival

Preview: Koresh Come Together Festival

Koresh Dance Company by Frank Bicking by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal It’s Wednesday, just after noon. Roni Koresh sits on a chair in a corner of the Rittenhouse studio, which became the company’s new home last year. “Beautiful!” […]

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BalletX has done it again

BalletX has done it again

From Adam Hougland’s When We’re Alone; Pictured: Daniel Mayo; Photography by Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal BalletX has done it again: a sellout crowd, a reprieve of company favorites and something wholly unexpected in the world of […]

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Review: Keigwin, Fonte, & Forsythe

Review: Keigwin, Fonte, & Forsythe

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal As Angel Corella’s first season with Pennsylvania Ballet draws to a close, it’s safe to say that his tenure as the company’s Artistic Director is off to a very impressive start. In Keigwin, […]

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Jerome Robbins: Perfect for Mother’s Day at the Ballet

Jerome Robbins: Perfect for Mother’s Day at the Ballet

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet. | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Most critics and balletomanes credit Balanchine with capturing the American spirit, at least as far as ballet is concerned, but to me it’s Jerome Robbins […]

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Preview: Unveiled with Jessica Warchal King and Brandi Ou

Preview: Unveiled with Jessica Warchal King and Brandi Ou

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal On Friday, April 17th, Jessica Warchal King and Brandi Ou, who met during their time with Kun Yang Lin Dancers, will premiere Unveiled at the Performance Garage.  The split bill will feature one […]

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Review: Pennsylvania Ballet’s Swan Lake

Review: Pennsylvania Ballet’s Swan Lake

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet. | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal If you care about things like gender equality, cultural sensitivity and breaking convention, Swan Lake represents everything that is wrong with classical ballet.  But if […]

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BalletX: Sizzling Despite the Snow

BalletX: Sizzling Despite the Snow

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal BalletX is, to put it frankly, on fire.  Their winter series, which features the contemporary, quirky choreography for which the young company has become known, runs through Sunday providing Philadelphian’s with the perfect […]

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The Fifth Snowball

The Fifth Snowball

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal It’s a cold and blustery January morning but the five dancers of Brian Sanders JUNK are wrapping up an early rehearsal in their new studio and performance space on Christian Street in South […]

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Review: STOMP – Still going strong

Review: STOMP – Still going strong

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal photos by Steve McNicholas  With performances in over 50 countries and audiences exceeding 24 million, it was no surprise that STOMP packed Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater and brought the crowd to its feet.  Directed […]

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Review – Brian Sanders’ JUNK 1.1 Holiday Revue Special

Review – Brian Sanders’ JUNK 1.1 Holiday Revue Special

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Photo by Ted Lieverman Between PA Ballet’s The Nutcracker and Walnut Street Theater’s Mary Poppins, there’s no shortage of family-friendly theatrical fare this holiday season.  But if you’re looking for something different—something truly […]

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