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Category: What Kat Saw

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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Review: BalletX Fall Series 2014

Review: BalletX Fall Series 2014

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal As BalletX enters its ninth season, it’s easy to see why the contemporary ballet company regularly fills the Wilma Theater to its full capacity.  Wednesday’s program was fresh and raw, with both delicate […]

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Philadelphia Needs to Talk Tap

Philadelphia Needs to Talk Tap

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Philadelphia tap dancer Corinne Karon is a woman on a mission.  She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the local student company Uniting Colleges Through Tap, the Executive Director of Tap Team […]

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Review – ETC Performance Series

Review – ETC Performance Series

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal photos by Bill Hebert For the past eight years, the ETC. Performance Series, founded and initially directed by Charles Tyson Jr., has provided local dancers with a supportive environment in which to experiment, […]

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Press Play – The Directorial Debut of Angel Corella

Press Play – The Directorial Debut of Angel Corella

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet. | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal Pennsylvania Ballet’s 50th season was a triumph for the company, both here in Philadelphia, on PBS and at the Vail International Dance Festival, but the […]

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